Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Christine Southworth

Christine Southworth, through her work with robots and automated music systems as co-founder and Director of Ensemble Robot, is making groundbreaking music based on the interaction between technology and creativity. Compared to Thurston Moore (Boston Phoenix) and Laurie Anderson (Boston Globe), Southworth is introducing a brand new genre of music to Boston, born out of the area’s complex community of scientists and artists. She composes for Western ensembles, Balinese gamelan, and mixed ensembles of gamelan, western instruments, electronics, and robots, and performs with Ensemble Robot, Gamelan Galak Tika, and with her Gender Wayang partner Evan Ziporyn. Her compositions have been performed throughout the US, Europe, and Bali by Ensemble Robot, Gamelan Galak Tika, and the Calder Quartet. Her debut recording, "Zap!" features members of the Bang on a Can All-Stars and has been named "Pick of the Week" by WNYC's prestigious Soundcheck.

Find Me On …

Additional Links: 
Video documentation of live performance of Heavy Metal at the Boston Museum of Science, 2006.
Christine Southworth's JAMU choreographed by Ashley Salomon, live at the Boston Cyberarts Festival.
Christine Southworth's Robot Organic live at Technology Review's Emerging Technologies Conference at MIT, September 2007.
Video documentation of live performance of ZAP! at the Boston Museum of Science.

I Have Worked With

  • State: CT
    Date: 6/2008
    Activity: Concert/performance/reading
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  • State: ME
    Date: 8/2008
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  • State: CA
    Date: 9/2007
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Contact Information

First Name: 
Christine
Mailing Address: 
65 TURNING MILL ROAD
LEXINGTON, MA 02420
Physical Address: 
65 Turning Mill Road
Lexington, MA 02420
Last Name: 
Southworth
Phone: 
617-905-6804

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - General
Additional Disciplines: 
Music - General
Music - Chamber
Music - Ethnic / World
Music - Jazz
Music - Orchestral
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
Immigrant Populations
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Awards: 
Carlsbad Music Festival Commission – January 2007LEF Foundation – 2008, 2007, 2006, 2003Boston Museum of Science Composer in Residence - 2005-06NEFA / Meet the Composer - October 2005American Composers Forum - 2003Eloranta Fellowship - 2001

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
For gamelan, none. For robot demonstrations or workshops, requirements vary. Please contact me (southsea@kotekan.com) with questions.
Fee Range Minimum: 
$1,000
Fee Range Maximum: 
$12,000
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1

I am a Teaching Artist

Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Science / Technology / Engineering
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults