Photo credit: Cynthia Park
Caroline Park is a composer, musician, and artist who works primarily within minimal means in experimental performance and installation. Her latest release, field, was recently described by Marc Weidenbaum (Disquiet) as music existing "in an abstract zone, where space bends and algorithms are allowed bountiful time to work their fractal, generative beauty."
As a soloist on laptop and ndial, she has shared the stage with artists including Mem1, Steve Roden, a canary torsi, Evidence, Dollshot, and Arnold Dreyblatt, and has worked with a variety of ensembles and performers including the Callithumpian Consort, Sound Icon, Los Angeles Children's Chorus, cellist Laura Cetilia, and pianists Stephen Drury and Yukiko Takagi. She has performed at the Stone, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, RISD Museum, AS220, 295 Douglass Street, 16 Beaver, Goethe Institut-Boston, and the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, as part of CTRL+ALT+REPEAT, R.K. Projects, ((audience))'s Sound Off, and Non-Event. Her original works have been performed at Boston Center for the Arts, Ambassador Auditorium, and Jordan Hall, as part of Together: New England Electronic Music Festival, Musicacoustica Beijing, SICPP: Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice, Boston Microtonal Society, and Boston CyberArts. Caroline is also 1/4 of BUMPR, an electroacoustic quartet with laptopists/multi-instrumentalists Peter Bussigel, Stephan Moore, and Timothy Rovinelli.
A Los Angeles native, Caroline received B.M. and M.M. degrees in composition at the New England Conservatory and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Multimedia and Electronic Music Experiments at Brown University (MEME@Brown). Solo releases can be found on cassette, CD, and in digital formats via labels Private Chronology, Bathetic Records, Visceral Media Records, Pure Potentiality Records and Absence of Wax. Her 2011 cassette Adrift was recommended by Steve Smith (Time Out New York; Son of Night After Night) for anyone "interested in long-form, slow-drifting electronic buzz, crackle and drift." Caroline lives and works in Providence, RI.