Ellen Reid is a composer and sound artist whose work “brims with canny invention” (LA Weekly). Reid’s work is largely collaborative and takes the form of opera, chamber music, electronic pop songs, scores for film and theater, and immersive interactive installations.
Ellen’s residency at National Sawdust will encompass a professional recording of “Knoxville,” an album of all original music she has composed during her residency. In addition to her professional recording she will have her original work showcased in public performances, with her music performed by wildUp, Jodie Landau and Brooklyn Youth Chorus (BYC) in Fall of 2016. Her residency has connected Ellen with NS partners such as Beth Morrison Projects (BMP) and BYC.
IN THE ARTIST’S WORDS:
Collaboration will be a key theme in my residency, because the majority of my work is deeply collaborative. The concerts I’m involved in showcase these varied interests and involve some of my closest collaborators: Wild Up, Beth Morrison Projects and now Brooklyn Youth Choir. As part of my residency, I will both further my relationship with the ensemble and showcase how important it is to maintain meaningful artistic connections. Bringing together these incredible forces over the weekend of Nov 18-20 is a dream come true!!