Biography All Music Guide
All Music Guide:
Studied in Europe in '60s, teaches electronic music and composition at Vassar College. Trained in classical piano. Childhood in rugged New Zealand wilderness, hiking and climbing, and later based much of her work on recording and processing natural sounds. Works include sound sculptures, environmental installations, mixed-media. Glass Concert (1966) for two performers and environment of glass objects, various events with burned, drowned pianos in '70s, pieces about natural decay, World Rhythms (1975), live mix of sounds transmitted by earthquake, fire, quasar, volcano, mudpool, tides and birds to which a beaten gong responds, Nautilus for didjeridu, conch and percussion, Night and Fog (1987).