Shen’s sound practice features analog modular synthesizers (Flower Electronics), contact microphones, and other hand-built electronics. Her instruments were designed to electronically reproduce chaotic systems, systems which are highly sensitive to small changes in their initial parameters. The resulting music is comprised of complex aperiodic sounds that eschew conventions in harmony and rhythm in favor of extreme […]
Technology is designed to make our lives easier, comfortable, and more pleasurable. However the easy pleasures afforded by today’s technology promotes distraction and passivity. What’s more, these easy pleasures are at odds with art that’s meant to be open-ended, provocative, or challenging. Shen’s talk will discuss this strained relationship between art and technology within her […]
Born in San Francisco and working out of New England, Victoria Shen is a visual artist and musician whose live performances often incorporate video in addition to sound.