CHLOE ALEXANDRA THOMPSON

Audio Programming / Spatialization / Voice

Thompson is a Cree, Canadian interdisciplinary artist and sound designer. Her work engages tactics of material minimalism to create site-specific installations that sculpt droning, maximalist experiences out of space and sound.

Using audio programming software, computational processing, and acoustic instruments, Thompson’s works envelop audiences into a state of equilibrium and fill rooms with discrete frequencies that engage physical and auditory sensation.

In January 2021, Cycling ‘74, announced Thompson as one of the first Max Certified Trainers. She is currently accepting new clients.

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Thompson’s work, often utilizing multi-channel audio or high-density loudspeaker arrays, has previously been presented by MUTEK Montreal, Send + Receive Festival, and Quiet City (Canada); British Council Arts and Somerset House for Amplify DIA (UK) ; Qubit (NY); On the Boards, and Wayward Concert Series (WA); Subharmonic: Sonic Arts Symposium - PICA, Unity Gain: High Density Loudspeaker Array, Disjecta, Yale Union, and Variform Gallery (OR), among others. She has presented collaborative works for The Kitchen, Danspace, and Lincoln Center (NY); The Cube at Virginia Tech (VA); Krannert Arts Center (IL); NYU Abu Dhabi (UAE); The Wiltern (CA); Out of Sight (WA); Converge45, Disjecta, SIX for Subharmonic, and PICA T:BA Festival 2016 and 2017 (OR). Thompson has participated in residencies at Pioneer Works (NY); HERVISIONS x Arebyte AOS residency (UK), and the  Amplify residency in collaboration with Somerset House and MUTEK (UK). She is an upcoming resident at ACRE (IL).

 

Thompson has lectured and facilitated workshops as a part of the Time Based Art Festival (PICA with Tanya Tagaq), NYU ITP, NYU Abu Dhabi, Subharmonic: Sonic Arts Symposium (PICA with France Jobin), PNCA, PSU, Open Signal, and home school (OR). She has published works with Art in America, among others. Her technological pedagogy is motivated by the experimental possibilities of digital audio processing and computation, as well as a dedication to collaborative exploration of new acousmatic environments and experiences. 


Cycling ‘74 recently announced Thompson as one of the first Max Certified Trainers. She currently hosts international meetups with Music Hackspace, develops online education curriculum for institutions, has designed and run workshop series with collaborators.

 
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Working with ambisonics, Wave Field Synthesis, and composition Thompson has collaborated with artists to present work at The Cube 148 channel HDLA, a 196 channel Wave Field Synthesis Array, and various other multi-channel setups. Thompson has also worked with firms for fabrication and install of multi-channel arrays for corporate offices and events.
Images of multichannel / electro-acoustic sound design for performance below.

 
 
 

CONTACT

Interested in learning more about me, my work or how we can collaborate on an upcoming project? Feel free to reach out anytime, I would be more than happy to chat.

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