Alyssa Moxley

Wednesday, 18th Feb 2015


How do we decide to value the place where we live? How do we connect the small amount of space that our physical body occupies to the shared space that occupies our bodies?

These fundamental questions are addressed through an investigation of place through sonic research. Sound as a medium acts as a political, physical, and psychological signifier, which once displaced from its site of origin, can be replayed as a convincing reality.

Distant locations come into intimate proximity. Spaces become potential sites for activation and intervention. In this talk, Alyssa will share her practice and understanding of the interweaving of sound, place, subjectivity, memory, and absence.

Copenhagen Institute Of Interaction Design ApS
37 Toldbodgade
1253 Copenhagen

When: Weds, Feb 18th, 2015 – 5-6pm

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Alyssa Moxley ( is interested in accessing narratives of identity, place, space, and embodied experience through sound. She utilizes 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.

She is an avid collaborator and has created works with musicians, filmmakers, photographers, dancers, and designers. Her solo and collaborative works have been heard and installed in venues and radio stations in London, Chicago, New York, Paris, Toronto, Dublin, and Athens.

Fascinated by conceptual, cultural and technical applications of sound, she has studied ethnomusicology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, sound design at the London College of Communication, studio production techniques at the Banff Centre for the Arts, and an MFA in Studio Art in the Sound Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Alyssa is currently based in Chicago where she performs and creates installations, curates, writes, and teaches sound techniques.