Annea Lockwood Interview

Source: VAN Magazine.

The composer Annea Lockwood has been inspired by a lifelong fascination with timbre to record the sounds of rivers across the globe, to incorporate the sounds of the cosmos into her installations, to attach a music box to 20 helium balloons, and to set defunct pianos on fire just to listen to them burn. She has worked with composers, performers, poets, visual artists, and choreographers from Pauline Oliveros to the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and is also an Emerita Professor at Vassar College. I spoke to Lockwood on the phone while she was in Montana for the summer, and even though I couldn’t see her face, I could hear the smile in her voice as she answered my questions with thoughtfulness and good humor.