Sarah Belle Reid

Sarah Belle Reid (Los Angeles) – Trumpet + Audio Processing Software
6:00 pm Friday, 7/14/17

Sarah Belle Reid is a Canadian trumpeter and composer active in the fields of electroacoustic trumpet performance, music technology, and improvisation. Currently based in LA (where she teaches music theory and technology at the California Institute of the Arts), Reid’s work investigates the Dada notion of infrathin–the smallest discernible difference between two things–through an ever-evolving integration of acoustic and electronic interfaces.

Reid’s past performances include collaborations with Wadada Leo Smith, Charlie Hayden, and the Liberation Music Orchestra. She has also appeared at the NorCal Noise Fest and Hammer Museum as a member of Burnt Dot, the multimedia improvisation ensemble she maintains with modular synthesist Ryan Gaston.

Together with Gaston and Drs. Ajay Kapur and Colin Honigman, Reid has developed the Minimally Invasive Gesture Sensing Interface (“MIGSI”), an open-source, wireless software/hardware combination which allows trumpeters to translate a range of physical and sonic stimuli into audio and visual performance elements. Reid will use MIGSI for her solo performance at NMASS, augmenting the possibilities of her horn for the unique environment presented by Springdale Station.

Click here to listen to Sarah Belle Reid’s SoundCloud.

You can hear an excerpt of Reid’s work “Tubes, Wire + Water” from a recent performance at Austin Community College below:

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