Alba Residency

The Alba Sonic Arts Residency is a three-month residency at Experimental Sound Studio (ESS) in which all of the organization’s resources and platforms are made available to a graduating MFA student from the Sound Department of the School of the Art Institute (SAIC). It is the only post-graduate sonic arts residency of its kind in the US.

ALBA RESIDENCY

The Alba Sonic Arts Residency is a three-month residency at Experimental Sound Studio (ESS) in which all of the organization’s resources and platforms are made available to a graduating MFA student from the Sound Department of the School of the Art Institute (SAIC). It is the only post-graduate sonic arts residency of its kind in the US.

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ALBA ARTIST IN RESIDENCE 2019: Katherine Wood (MFA, 2019)

We are pleased to announce Katherine Wood (MFA, 2019) as the 2019 Alba Sonic Arts Artist-in-Residence at Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago. The Alba Residency makes all of ESS's resources and platforms available to a graduating MFA student from the Sound Department of the School of the Art Institute, with the goal of creating an immediate outlet for the skills and ideas the student has developed at SAIC, and helping to launch them into the next phase of their artistic career. It is the only post-graduate sonic arts residency of its kind in the US.  

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The Alba Sonic Arts Residency is a three-month residency at Experimental Sound Studio (ESS) in which all of the organization’s resources and platforms are made available to a graduating MFA student from the Sound Department of the School of the Art Institute (SAIC). It is the only post-graduate sonic arts residency of its kind in the US. The goal of the residency is to create an immediate outlet for the skills and ideas the student has developed at SAIC, helping to launch them into the next phase of their artistic career. The selected graduate will receive a $1,000 cash stipend and access to services and resources (overall value of over $7,500) that include the ESS recording studios, sonic arts archives, gallery, garden, and off-site performance and exhibition sites, as well as professional development assistance with grant-writing, project planning, and sustainability. The Alba Sonic Arts Residency is named after ESS co-founder Dawn (Alba) Mallozzi (1949-1999) and builds upon her longtime vision of ESS as a creative and developmental space for younger and emerging artists. The residency is purposefully open and flexible, allowing artists to work with ESS staff on an approach that best serves their artistic goals.

Katie Wood creates soundscapes, videos, transmissions and live works featuring sounds of water and wind, howls, whispers, seismic vibrations, and radio interference. Her work deals with knowledge production around land and landscape. She has shown work in the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Gene Siskel Film Center, Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection, Experimental Sound Studio, LITHIUM gallery, and the College of William & Mary. Her work has been featured in online broadcasts and publications like Radio Borealis, Collective Terrain and Bivouac Recordings. She has received a number of scholarships and grants including the Arts, Science & Culture Collaboration Grant from University of Chicago.