Alyssa Moxley www.alyssa-moxley.com
Poste Restante 23020, Oia, Santorini, Cyclades, Greece 84702
Artist, Writer, Teacher and Curator of Sound
"I access narratives of identity, place, space, and embodied experience through sound. My process involves
experimenting with microphone techniques, field recording, interviews, composition, digital and analog sound
design, speaker placement, and sculpture to create detailed sonic interventions and environments that relate to
networks of memory and knowledge distribution."
Selected Exhibitions & Screenings:
Who Throws the First Stone, Apollon Theatre, Syros, Greece
Still Here II, Aural Lighthouses at Santozeum, Santorini, Greece
Basement Voices, Inside Voice at Three Walls , Chicago, IL
The Specter, Line of Sight Screening, at Chicago Artists’ Coalition, Chicago, IL
Still Here, Media Futures at the Sullivan Gallery, Chicago, IL
Pieces of Time We Taped on the Hills. Shown at: The Onassis Cultural Center, Athens, Greece;
Rivoli 59, Paris; ACRE TV, Chicago; Dazibao, Montreal (forthcoming)
“installation no.23,” collaboration with Jan Tichy, Graham Foundation, Chicago, IL
Left for Finding, with Writing Group, Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago, IL
Interference and Harmony, SAIC @ 900, 900 North Michigan, Chicago, IL (solo)
Solo View, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL
Rounds, curated by Make Space, at ACRE, Chicago IL
A Walk to Remember, curated by Jan Tichy for around center, Chicago Cultural Center
Same Side of the Street, at Risky Encounters curated by Tricia Van Eck part of
RISK: Empathy, Art, and Social Practice, 6018North, Chicago, IL
Spot of Light in Dark Cloud, Looking at Sharks in a Tank, The Nightingale, Chicago, IL
Susurrations, Installation for the Flaxman Library curated by Rebecca Duclos, Chicago, IL
50 Years of Flying, performance installation, Rooms Gallery, Chicago, IL
Still Here, ISSTC Symposium, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland; TransX
Symposium, New Adventures in Sound Art, Toronto, Canada
2011 Bottles in Stream’s Wind, Kinokophone, Madlab, Manchester, UK
Bottles in Stream’s Wind, Alchemy Film Festival, Scottish Borders, UK
Sounds Move Through You, In Between Two Sounds, E17 Arts Trail, London, UK (solo)
Temps Zero, Teatro Circo, Braga, Portugal. Soundscape improvisation (forthcoming Sep)
Somewhere, Anywhere, Nowhere, live soundtrack, Apollon Theatre, Syros, Greece
Voice of the Sea, standing waves and guitar, Aural Lighthouses at Santozeum, Santorini,
Oleotriviou, performance and installation with Koumaria Residency in Selassia Village and at The
Onassis Cultural Center, Athens, Greece.
Limits Move Me Still, sound Hannah Verrill at Links Hall, Constellation, Chicago, IL
Sympathetic Resonance, installation with Amelia Charter, 2nd Floor Rear, Chicago, IL
Terry Riley’s In C, performance on guitar and organization, Archer Ballroom, Chicago, IL
John Cage Variations V, Neiman Center, SAIC, Chicago: performance on guitar
Intra-Action, Joan Flasch Artist Library, SAIC, Chicago
Surveillance Loops, 24 Hour Olympic State, See Studio, London, UK
Artists Lab: Space Voice Performance, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK
Selected Radio Art
Diogenes Paul Schouwe broadcast for Aural Lighthouses, at Santozeum, Santorini,
“Spectral Switchboard”, performance with Michael Esposito for Radius FM Broadcast, Gary, IN
Infinity = Zero, FM broadcast tour commissioned by Radius FM, performed from the Joan Flasch
Artist Book Collection, Chicago, IL
Tsabouna Festival, Radio Documentary
In Between Two Sounds, Resonance FM; Cosmopollination, Resonance FM
Khorog, The New York Moon; Lawless Hearts, The New York Moon
Studio Administrator (remote), Caselden Studios, New York - www.caseldenstudios.com
Co-founder Kinisi Festival of Sound, Santorini, Greece – www.kinisifestival.com
Curator, “Embedded Frequencies,” Lodge. http://darklodge.org/
Writer, Sonic Acts, http://sonicacts.com/2015/blog
Teaching Assistant to Lou Mallozzi, Sound Projects (Sound Installation & Curation), SAIC
Managing Editor, F Newsmagazine, print and fnewsmagazine.com
Teaching Assistant to Julia Miller, Digital Recording Studio, Sound Department, SAIC
Teaching Assistant to Laura Lode, Community Based Practices, SAIC
Tutor, Intro to Sound, Sound Department, SAIC
Classroom Assistant, SAIC Summer Painting and Drawing Program
Teaching Assistant to Mark Booth, Text Sound Transmission, Sound Department, SAIC
Audio Engineer Work Study & Podcast Producer, Banff Centre, Banff, Canada
Editor, The Hackney Wick, See Studio, London, UK
Music and Live Words Coordinator, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
Lectures, Presentations, Workshops
Visiting Faculty Copenhagen Institute of Interactive Design (CIID). Co-teaching an intensive
weeklong sound design unit for students on CIID’s interactive design certificate program.
Sound Educator Creative Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE). Co-designed a curriculum with
Chicago Public School (CPS) teachers to integrate sound arts into CPS needs. Lead listening,
recording, and composing workshops with 3rd grade students to create activated soundscapeswithin dioramas of the school premises.
Waveguide Radio Workshop Facilitator University of Indiana Northwest, Gary, Indiana
Initiated and co-led a series of radio workshops including art historical lectures, performance
exercises, building micro-transmitters, and public broadcast with Radius.
Visiting Artist School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Nic Collin’s Hardware Hacking Class.
Presented resources and led a workshop in constructing paper speakers.
Lecture presentation New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA). Presented a paper with artist
Ramona Stout on our installation Still Here for the NAISA TransX Festival live on WGCX 109.3FM.
Workshop facilitator Banff Center for the Arts. Instructed students on a weeklong course with
composer Raven Chacon in studio techniques.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago: MFA Fine Art in the Sound Department, 2014
Banff Centre: Audio Engineering Work Study Program, 2012
London College of Communication: Sound Design and Music Tech Diploma, Distinction, 2011
Birkbeck College: Fiction & Playwriting Courses, Distinction, 2007
School of Oriental and African Studies: BA Hons. 1st Class: Social Anthropology & Music, 2006
Audio editing in Pro-Tools/Logic/Ableton; Patch design in Max and Max for live; Visual editing for video,
projection mapping and print - Adobe Premiere/After Affects/Photoshop/InDesign; Screen-printing, mold
making and casting, jewelry design and making; Circuit board design, microcontrollers, Arduino, radio
building; Interactive installation, hacked objects, DIY Electronics
Grants, Awards, Residencies
Architecture and Time Audio Workshop with Schneider TM and Ksenija Ladic, Croatia
Khôra Residency with Syros International Film Festival & Syros Sound Meetings, Greece
Koumaria Residency with Medea Electronique, Sparta, Greece
ACRE Residency, Driftless, Wisconsin, USA
John Kurtich Travel Scholarship, Toronto/Montreal, Canada
Oxbow Winter Artist’s Residency, Saugatuck, Michigan
New Artist Society Scholarship to attend SAIC MFA
Sounds Elemental: Association of Independents in Radio, Union Docs, New York, NY
Sonic Retreat, Mellowcroft, Wales
Cambridge University Center for Central Asian and Inner Mongolian Studies Travel
Grant and School of Oriental and African Studies Travel Grant
Selected Publications as Author
“The Sound of One Man Thinking,” an interview with Alvin Lucier, F Newsmagazine, 2014
“Diversity Mascots: an interview with William Pope.L,” F Newsmagazine, 2014
“The concept of traditional music in Central Asia: From the revolution to independence,” Soviet Cultural
Change in Central Asia, Routledge, 2013.
“Whispering Galleries,” a review of the Chelsea Sound Festival in NYC, F Newsmagazine, 2012.
“Jim Woodall’s Olympic State”, The Art of Dissent, Margate Press, 2012.
“Amber Alert”, 24 Hour Olympic State exhibition booklet, See Studio Gallery, 2011.
“Watching the Watchers”, The Hackney Citizen, London, UK, 2011.
“Global Gathering: Timbuktu”, weekend feature on the Festival in the Desert, The National (UAE), 2011.
“Music and Independence in Uzbekistan”, Steppe Magazine, 2009.
“The Perfect Veneer of Uzbekistan’s Independence,” Prospect Magazine, 2009.
Ethnomusicology Field Research: recordings for performances & texts
2014 Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, crowd-funded through Indie GoGo
2011 Timbuktu & Bamako, Mali
2009 Samarkand & Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Funded by the Uzbek Consulate to the UK
2006 Kazakhstan, Mongolia, & Altai
2005 Dushanbe, Kulab, and Khorog Tajikistan, Funded by Cambridge University and SOAS