CK Barlowsound designmusic compositionperformance

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Some recent commercial work:


Composer, sound designer and performer CK Barlow has created music and sound designs for dozens of video, live theater and dance projects (see below) and has instrumental pieces licensed to film/TV libraries including Crucial, Pacifica, Jingle Punks, Scorekeepers and Prolific Arts. In late 2010, CK signed with Studio 51 Music, the single largest provider of music to Harpo Productions, to compose for their new business venture with Pacifica Music. She also performs as a soloist and with various ensembles including Out of Context and mJane. Her solo work focuses on performable laptop pieces constructed from field recordings.

CK received an M.Mu. with distinction in Music Composition and Theory in April 2002 from UNM. CK's writing has been published in MIT's Computer Music Journal; she's also been interviewed about her work for Leonardo Music Journal. Residencies include STEIM Labs in the Netherlands.

late 10 - early 11 soundtrack for feature film "Warrior Woman" by Julie Reichert original score and music supervision independent feature film
9 Apr 11 Echo-Locution at Outpost Performance Space performance featuring four poets and live musicians sampler and live sampling
1 Apr 11 Working Classroom production of Naomi Iizuka's "Anon(ymous)" sound design and original music live theater production
29 Mar 11 Konrad Boehmer's Echelon with ensemble ensemble performance tech and electronics performance
9 Oct 10 with JA Deane and Out of Context at the High Mayhem performance space, Santa Fe, NM ensemble performance sampler & live sampling
18 Jul 10 Anthemes 2 by Pierre Boulez; assisting violinist David Felberg, Church of Beethoven, Albuquerque, NM piece for violin and electronics tech and electronics performance
6 Mar 10 Salve: Women on War and Warriorship, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque electronic textures and keyboards music and spoken word performance piece based on interviews with female armed-services veterans
late 2009 soundtrack for short film In My House by Kent Kirkpatrick original score short film
12-18 Oct 09 "Laramie Project Epilogue" at South Broadway Cultural Center in Albuquerque original music and sound design Tectonic Theater's follow-up to "The Laramie Project," to be performed in 100 cities across the United States on October 12. Additional performances October 15-18.
27 Jun 09 "Solos" night at High Mayhem Studios in Santa Fe laptop sampler performance solo performance, new piece based on processing recordings of electrical sounds in my home; also performing are J.A. "Dino" Deane and Alex Neville
4 Jun 09 songwriter's showcase at Slate St. Cafe performance and discussion performance series featuring 3 songwriters each month, performing and discussing their songs
May 09 - soundtrack for short film Mickey by Dusty McGowan of Trifecta+ original score short film
Mar 09 sound design for installation Flinch by fiber artist Lauren Camp, opening at The Harwood in Alb., NM sound design 70 sets of 2-3 brief statements by a variety of women, vocal improvisation by Molly Sturges
30 Oct - 1 Nov excerpts of "eFfeM (frequency modulation): Short Pieces for Vibrators & Radios" at the 2008 NWEAMO Festival, SUNY Stony Brook and NYC solo performance vibrator samples, live radio sampling
4-5 Oct 08 Anthemes 2 by Pierre Boulez; assisting violinist David Felberg, Harwood Museum, Taos, NM piece for violin and electronics tech and electronics performance
24 Aug 08 Nasty Fucker by Mikael Karlsson; assisting flutist Chrissy Saari at Church of Beethoven, Albuquerque piece for flute and electronics tech and electronics performance
16 Aug 08 with JA Deane and Out of Context at the High Mayhem Festival Fundraiser, Santa Fe, NM ensemble performance sampler & live sampling
Jul / Aug 08 Sound Design for La Luz En Mi Alma by Tectonic Theater Project and Working Classroom sound design world premiere, original play
13 Jun 08 Trappings - What Do You Wear That Makes You Feel Powerful? live-sampling collage for opening reception of Trappings art exhibit live sampling
27 Jan 08 Anthemes 2 by Pierre Boulez; assisting violinist David Felberg piece for violin and electronics tech and electronics performance
21 Dec 07 with mJane at High Mayhem in Santa Fe sampler & live sampling sampler, drum controller, assorted fx
1 Nov 07 perform at Keller Hall as part of the Chatter collective's 21st Century Unaccompanied concert "Gun Control" excerpts - piece constructed of sounds based on a gunshot. sampler, drum controller, assorted fx
Oct 07 - ? "In the Wind" original score and sound design feature-length film based on Eric Whitmore's original play; a Noir Chicken production
10 Oct 07 perform at the ARTS Lab as part of the Best in the Southwest conference sounds based on a gunshot. probably w/video. samper, drum controller, assorted fx
22 Sep 07 Anthemes 2 by Pierre Boulez; assisting violinist David Felberg; High Mayhem Festival 2007 piece for violin and electronics tech and electronics performance
Sep 07 short film "Linda, As In Beautiful" by Faith Strongheart original music and fx for soundtrack short film
26 Jul 07 CK's Playdate at the Insomnia Lounge (part of the Duke City Shootout) with play buddies Rufus Cohen and Kevin Paul sampler & live sampling
20 May 07 with JA Deane and Out of Context at the Outpost Performance Space, Alb., NM ensemble performance sampler & live sampling
31 Mar 07 Articulations performance at Harwood Arts Center trio with poet Lauren Camp & musician Rufus Cohen sampler & live sampling
30 Mar 07 thru Apr 07 Macbeth directed by Chad Brummett at The Vortex, Alb., NM original score and sound design theater production
8 Mar 07 Anthemes 2 by Pierre Boulez; assisting violinist David Felberg; Keller Hall, Univ. of New Mexico, Alb., NM piece for violin and electronics tech and electronics performance
12 Dec 06 presentation at STEIM Labs in Amsterdam, Netherlands presentation of recent work sampler & live sampling
7 Oct 06 with Chris Jonas and the Rrake Ensemble at Wise Fool, Santa Fe, NM, for the 2006 High Mayhem Emerging Arts Festival ensemble performance guitar & keyboard
6 Oct 06 with JA Deane and Out of Context at Wise Fool, Santa Fe, NM, for the 2006 High Mayhem Emerging Arts Festival ensemble performance sampler & live sampling
Aug-Sep 06 The Mercy Seat by Neil LaBute, produced by Tricklock Company, Albuquerque, NM sound design theater production
July 06 remix of 26 acts from the High Mayhem 2005 Experimental Multimedia Festival virtually beatless remix remix for release as part of festival compilation
July 06 with Out of Context, recording session for upcoming Theater Grottesco production sampler and live sampling ensemble recording session for live theater soundtrack
27 May 06 Gun Control excerpts; High Mayhem studios in Santa Fe, NM; opening for Taiji Pole original composition based on a single recording of a gunshot solo performance
20 May 06 Gun Control excerpts; Outpost Performance Space in Albuquerque, NM; opening for Wayne Horvitz Quartet original composition based on a single recording of a gunshot solo performance
Apr 06 Braising by Idris Goodwin, produced by Tricklock Company, Albuquerque, NM quick-fix sound effects original theater production
26 Jan - 5 Feb 06 Motherland by Barbara Zuckerman and Elizabeth Wiseman, produced by Theater Grottesco, Santa Fe, NM original music and sound design original theater production
12 Jan 06 Frankenstein by Chad Brummett, produced by Tricklock Company, Albuquerque, NM original music and sound design work in progress. Scheduled for completion and run in 2007
19 Nov 05 with Useless Eaters at Southwest Film Center, Albuquerque, NM laptop sampler, guitar live dance music with live video projection
27 Aug 05 with JA Deane and Out of Context at Wise Fool, Santa Fe, NM installation & ensemble performance sampler & live sampling
Aug 05 Tricklock's Billy the Kid goes to Edinburgh! original music and sound design theater production - and it got outstanding reviews (which have since been taken down from their respective websites; sorry). Congratulations to Tricklock Company!
17 Jun 05 with mJane at Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM ensemble performance sampler & live sampling
Jun 05 Simple Sixteen short video audio post and music for short movie by writer/director Tyrrell Cummings
22 May 05 with mJane at Outpost Performance Space, Albuquerque, NM ensemble performance sampler & live sampling
14 May 05 with Useless Eaters at High Mayhem Studios, Santa Fe, NM laptop sampler, guitar live dance music
Apr 05 In the Wind by Eric Whitmore sound design theater production featuring Tricklock Company, running throughout May 05
22-23 Mar 05 Invited participant/performer at "expert users seminar," STEIM Labs, Amsterdam sampler, live-sampling discussion and performance using STEIM Labs' LiSa live-sampling software
Nov 04 - Jan 05 Pipes short video audio post editing, music for short movie by writer/director Julie Reichert
Nov 04 - Jan 05 Wings short video audio post editing, music for short movie by writer/director Julie Reichert.
28 Jan 05 MISP Conference panel panelist/speaker If you were there, sorry for the rambling. My point? Experimental multimedia work is happening, with or without grants. Get involved. Go to shows.
10 Dec 2004 with Out of Context ensemble at the Outpost, Albuquerque, NM Sumner Carnahan's "1 Inch = 25 Miles" sampler & live sampling with ensemble, conduction-improv interpretation of Carnahan's text
10 Oct 2004 with Out of Context ensemble at the High Mayhem Experimental Multimedia Festival, Santa Fe, NM ensemble performance sampler & live sampling
8 Oct 2004 with mJane ensemble at High Mayhem Experimental Multimedia Festival, Santa Fe, NM ensemble performance sampler & live sampling
Sept-Oct 2004 Dracula by Mac Wellman, dir. by Denise Schulz music composition, sound design theater production featuring Tricklock Company, running 8 Oct thru 7 Nov.
11 Sept 2004 High Mayhem Fundraiser, Paramount nightclub, Santa Fe, NM guitar, laptop with the Useless Eaters Fundraising event for the High Mayhem Festival. Useless Eaters are CK Barlow (laptop and guitar), JA Deane (laptop and lap steel) and DJ Ultraviolet (turntables).
21 Aug 2004 excerpts of "eFfeM (frequency modulation): Short Pieces for Vibrators & Radios" solo performance Homegrown concert featuring local composers at 500 2nd St. SW, Alb., NM
17 Jul 2004 "eFfeM (frequency modulation): Short Pieces for Vibrators & Radios" solo performance Tune(In))) event at Santa Fe Art Institute produced by free103point9 of NYC
Apr 2004 MacBett by Eugene Ianesco, dir. by Joe Feldman music composition, sound design theater production featuring Tricklock Company
Mar 2004 "Splinters" by Kevin R. Elder and Summer Olsson of Tricklock Company sound design original theater production by Tricklock Company
Feb 2004 artist residency music composition, collaborations artist residency at STEIM Labs, Amsterdam, advanced uses of LiSa live sampling software
Jan 2004 Restaging: "The Glorious and Bloodthirsty Billy the Kid: the Greatest Serial Killer of Our Time! A Wild West Show and Cabaret," Tricklock Company, Alb., NM music composition, sound design restaging of original theater production by Tricklock Company
26 Nov 2003 "Warning Signal" mini-festival, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM solo performance improvised sampler performance using LiSa from STEIM Labs
9 Nov 2003 Out of Context ensemble performance at High Mayhem Festival, Santa Fe, NM ensemble performance sampler and live sampling
8 Nov 2003 mJane Ensemble performance at High Mayhem Festival, Santa Fe, NM ensemble performance sampler and live sampling accompanying Molly Jane Sturges, vocalist
Nov 2003 Words Afire student play festival, UNM, Alb., NM sound design, music composition original music and sound design for three children's plays
Jun-Oct 2003 mJane Ensemble recording sessions ensemble performance sampler and live sampling accompanying Molly Jane Sturges, vocalist
Oct 2003 Tricklock Company, Alb., NM sound design sound design for original short productions
21 Jul 2003 mJane Ensemble at the Outpost Performance Space, Alb., NM ensemble performance sampler and live sampling accompanying Molly Jane Sturges, vocalist
May 2003 "Trading the World's Center" modern dance/theater performance solo performance accompanying dance live performance of score composed for dance piece, using sounds recorded by the choreographer at Ground Zero in November 2001
Apr-May 2003 "Strange Attractors" modern dance performance ensemble performance improvised sampler and live sampling performance of score for improv dance
26 Apr 2003 Basement Films produced performance, Harwood Arts Space, Alb., NM solo and ensemble performances solo performance w/video of "Elevator Music"; live sampling with Tintronaut
19 Apr 2003 Out of Context with Malcolm Goldstein emsemble performance sampler keyboard performance with Out of Context ensemble, conducted by Malcolm Goldstein
Apr 2003 amounts. to. by Tom DeLio review review of Mr. DeLio's installation at the UNM Art Museum for Computer Music Journal, Winter 2003 issue
31 Mar 03 UNM Composers Symposium, Alb., NM ensemble performance score plus conducted improvisation composed and directed by Anthony Braxton. Sampler and live sampling.
Mar 2003 "The Glorious and Bloodthirsty Billy the Kid: the Greatest Serial Killer of Our Time! A Wild West Show and Cabaret" sound design, music composition sound design and original music for original theater production by Tricklock Company , Albuquerque, NM
13 Mar 2003 SEAMUS Festival, Tempe, AZ solo performance "Elevator Music" using custom Max patcher and LiSa sampling software
17 Jan 2003 UDTA Festival (Kampala, Uganda) solo performance accompanying dance drum set improvisation
4-8 Jan 2003 Pipes short video location recording for short movie by writer/director Julie Reichert.
17 November 2002 Gburek Salon solo performance "Mixer Etude No. 1" (solo for no-input mixer)
Nov 2002 Words Afire student play festival, UNM, Alb., NM sound design, music composition minor design and composition work for student plays
11 Sep 2002 KUNM (radio) solo performance improvisation with processed versions of various sounds recorded by choreographer/dancer Kristine Maltrude at Ground Zero during November 2001
17 Aug 2002 Double-bill concert with Steven Miller at the Outpost Performance Space, Alb., NM composition and solo performance "Name Day" for oboe, cello and recorded electronics; MothTV for moth samples and video
May, Oct 2002 Girls short video location recording, post sound editing, music for award-winning 15-minute short movie by writer/director Julie Reichert. Video edited by Hue Walker.