Dorry Award for Best Performing Arts Series 2018 and 2019
First Fridays Returns to The Music Mansion!
Kristina Warren, 2022 Artist-in-Residence
We're incredibly happy to announce that Providence-based sound artist Kristina Warren has been selected as Artist-in-Residence and curator for the 2022 First Fridays season! Dates for the upcoming season are February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, and June 3. Concerts are at 7:00 pm at The Music Mansion, 88 Meeting Street, Providence.
Kristina Warren (http://kmwarren.org/) unites acoustic, analog, and digital sounds and techniques to explore human-instrument relationships, noise, and rest. She has presented her unique electronic instrument builds, which take a variety of form factors from wearables to tabletop instruments, at international events and venues including the Sound and Music Computing conference (Cyprus), Spektrum (Berlin), and the Nief-Norf Genre Lines Summit (Knoxville, Tennessee). Her self-designed wearable instrument Exo.Rosie, for instance, sees her rolling around on the floor.
As a laptop improviser Warren has given solo and collaborative performances in the US, UK, France, Spain, and more. Her first solo album, filament (https://petracore.bandcamp.com/album/filament), exploring digital voice, is “precise and unpredictable, making repeat listens irresistible” (Marc Masters). As a composer, Warren has collaborated with ensembles including Chartreuse, JACK Quartet, loadbang, So Percussion, and Yarn/Wire. She runs a Patreon channel (https://www.patreon.com/kmwarren) focused on sound art and listening, where she releases completed work, process documentation, and prompts and jam sessions for followers to make sound.
Recently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Electronic Music at Brown University, Warren holds a PhD in Composition & Computer Technologies from the University of Virginia (2017). kmwarren.org
All concerts take place on the first Friday of the month, open to all ages, with admission by $10–20 suggested donation. 88 Meeting Street, Providence RI. Join our mailing list or follow us on Facebook for more information.