ELEMENTAL JUNCTURES, by Suzanne Thorpe
Suzanne Thorpe is a composer/performer, researcher and educator who lives at the foot of the Catskill mountains, on the banks of the Hudson river in New York. She creates compositions with a variety of media and technology, and performs primarily with electroacoustic flute and electronics. Her work, in all its forms, listens for and performs our cultural and material navigations and transformations in sound. Thorpe holds an MFA in Electronic Music & Media from Mills College, and a Ph.D. in Integrative Studies from the University of California, San Diego. She is also a Deep Listening instructor, having studied in depth with American composer and Deep Listening founder Pauline Oliveros. Through an interdisciplinary method that combines creative practice with feminist and ecological theory, her research focuses on sound events that emphasize principles of inclusion, relational knowledge and coalition building.