Greg Kappes

United States
1994
Statement

His works explore data, mediation, and the posthuman in an effort to better understand the feedback loops that (in)form our being. Born/e out of the binary soup, his time-based works interact with and act on the audience/performer by amassing a variety of interfaces which highlight our relationships with technology and with each other. Through his work, he hopes to situate technology not as a weapon of greed, but instead as an integral part of the (post)human, inseparable from and invaluable to our survival. He has constructed complex software instruments for improvisation, choreographed networks of sound-emitting cellphones, and interactive, expressive (and mostly functional) AI’s. He works largely with electronics, custom software, the prepared piano and improvisation.

Greg has had works performed at the FEASt FEST, the Center for New Music in San Francisco, and the California Electronic Music Exchange Concerts at UCSB, UCSC, Stanford and Mills College. He has also exhibited installation works at Slide Space 123 at Mills College and at the Signal Flow Festival. He holds a BA in Music from the University of Pennsylvania and received his MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College. He has studied with Roscoe Mitchell, Maggi Payne, Zeena Parkins, James Fei, John Bischoff, Chris Brown, and Anna Weesner.

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