His work is liked by:
Plano Lisboa, Mute,

A Score for Conversation

Margaret Noble

Lives and works at San Diego, California, USA

Born 11/08/1972


MARGARET NOBLE, (USA) margaret@margaretnoble.net | http://margaretnoble.net EDUCATION 2007 MFA, Sound Art, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago 2002 BA, Philosophy, University of California, San Diego ARTIST GRANTS, AWARDS, HONORS 2015 The Engine Room International Sound Art Competition, finalist in sound 2015 San Diego Art Institute, Board of Directors Prize 2015 San Diego Art Institute, Honorable Mention by curator David A. Ross 2014 Musicworks Magazine, 1st place electronic music composition 2014 Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1st place artwork 2014 San Diego Art Prize, emergent category nominee 2014 Montserrat College of Art Fellowship 2013 Los Angeles Art Association, inducted artist 2013 ArtSD13 Spotlight Artist 2012 Culture Hall New York, inducted artist 2012 Creative Catalyst Project Grant 2010/11 Jim Henson Foundation Seed and Project Grants 2010 Kickstarter, sound art project funded 2007 Illinois Arts Council Governor’s International Grant 2007 Hayward Artist Prize SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES UPCOMING Resonating Objects, Gibbs Street Gallery, Rockville, MD UPCOMING Resonating Objects, Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla, CA UPCOMING On Edge Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, CA UPCOMING Interactivity: Sight and Sound, Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, MD 2015 Dorian’s Gray, Roswell Museum and Art Center, NM 2015 Resonating Objects, Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA 2014 Touch, Ohrenhoch der Geräuschladen Sound Gallery, Berlin, Germany 2012/13 44th and Landis, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA 2010 Frakture, Fresh Sounds: Sushi Performance Arts, San Diego, CA GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES UPCOMING Who's Afraid of Feminism, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2015 New Media New Mexico Project, Warehouse 1-10, Magdalena, NM 2015 Playful Interactions, SDSU Downtown Gallery, San Diego, CA 2015 Filmatic Festival, ArtPower!, University of California San Diego, CA 2015 53rd International Exhibition Juried by David A. Ross, San Diego Art Institute, 2015 The Pulse of LA, Los Angeles Artcore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2015 Mas Attack, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA 2015 Cognitive Camouflage, Ship in the Woods, Del Mar, CA 2014 Open Show, Los Angeles Art Association, Los Angeles, CA 2014 Slideluck Warsaw, Dom Towarowy Bracia Jabłkowscy, Poland 2014 Beyond Limits Global Mediations, San Diego Art Institute, CA 2014 23rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, La Jolla, 2014 Mas Attack, Torrence Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA 2014 New Contemporaries VII, Perry Miller Fine Art, San Diego, CA 2013 Feria de Arte Sonoro, University del Sagrado Corazon, Puerto Rico 2013 The Radius, The Joan Flasch Gallery, Chicago, IL 2013 Public Art Matters, Woodbury Institute: San Diego, CA 2011 Anthena Mix, National University of Music, Romania 2011 Anthena Mix, Murray State University, Murray, KY 2011 Bricoleurs, Independent Media Center, Urbana, IL 2011 Hard Science, Chicago Art Department, Chicago, IL GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES (continued) 2010 Article 19, Beca Foundation, Albuquerque, NM 2009 Live Loopers Festival, Pearl Alley Studios, Santa Cruz, CA 2009 NWEAMO Festival, Don Powell Theater, San Diego, CA 2008 This is Not a Test, Pritzker Pavillion of Millennium Park, Chicago, IL 2008 Female Pressure, The Mak Museum, Vienna, Austria 2007 Voyeur, Salzburg Academy of Art, Austria 2007 Experimental Music Festival, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham COLLABORATIVE PERFORMANCES AND SCREENINGS 2013 The Collector, (in collaboration w/A.C.C.), Artworks Theatre, Los Angeles, CA 2013 The Collector (in collaboration w/A.C.C.), Museum of Contemporary Art SB 2013 The Collector (in collaboration w/A.C.C.), HERE, New York, NY 2013 Righteous Exploits (in collaboration w/J. Hudnall), San Diego Museum of Art 2013 Righteous Exploits (in collaboration w/J. Hudnall), The White Box Theater 2013 The Collector (in collaboration w/A.C.C.), ArtPower! UCSD, San Diego, CA 2012 The Collector (in collaboration w/A.C.C.), Exit Theatre, San Francisco, CA 2012 Non\Phenomena (in collaboration w/E. Stepien), The Chicago Art Dept 2011 Non\Phenomena (in collaboration w/E. Stepien), Currents International, NM 2009 Fear of Numbers (in collaboration w/L. Seiters, Lux Boreal), Counterpulse 2009 Fear of Numbers (in collaboration w/L. Seiters, Lux Boreal), Sushi Arts 2008 Sonata for Sublime Clime (in collaboration w/E. Stepien), Cambridge 2007 Sonata (in collaboration w/E. Stepien), Director’s Lounge Festival, Berlin 2007 Sonata (in collaboration w/E. Stepien), The Chicago Cultural Center 2006 Silent Performers (in collaboration w/E. Stepien), Luminous Flux, 1826 2006 Silent Performers (in collaboration w/E. Stepien), i-DAT Expo Festival, UK SOUND ART BROADCASTS/RELEASES 2015 Touch, KCHUNG Radio, Los Angeles, CA 2014 Frakture, Radio ARA, (radio broadcast) Luxembourg 2014 Frakture, Musicworks Magazine, (CD release), Canada 2013 Frakture, Sociacusia Red Radio UDG, (radio broadcast), Mexico 2012 Sparking, Sound Art Radio, (radio broadcast), England 2011 Frakture, Radiauteur, (radio broadcast), England 2011 Frakture, WGXC Radio Free, (radio broadcast), USA 2011 Frakture, Resound Sound Art Festival, (radio broadcast), England 2010 Frakture, Elektra Music, (radio broadcast), France 2010 Frakture, Sound Art Radio, (radio broadcast), England 2010 Frakture, Art on Air PRI, (radio broadcast), USA 2010 Frakture, (vinyl record self release), USA 2008 Nufon, Female Pressure, (DVD release), Austria COMMISSIONS 2014 Hear Our Voices (sound art composition), Plan International, London 2013 Tides (public sound art performance), The Port Authority, San Diego, CA LECTURES AND PANELS 2015 Sound Process (sound art talk), The USA Institute for Theatre Technology 2014 Meeting of the Minds (sound art talk), The Voice of San Diego, CA 2013 A Collection of Misfits (time-based media talk), Carnegie Museum of Art, PA ARTIST PRESS AND PUBLICATIONS 1/2015 City Beat Magazine (print, exhibition spotlight) 10/2014 City Beat Magazine (print, exhibition spotlight) 8/2014 San Diego Union Tribune (print, project spotlight) 5/2014 Peripheral Arteries (online journal, interview) 4/2014 Stylus WBUR Boston (public radio, project spotlight) 2/2014 Musicworks Magazine (print, interview) 11/2013 City Beat Magazine (print, project spotlight, cover story) 8/2013 The Jolla Light (print, interview) 6/2013 City Beat Magazine (print interview) 5/2013 LandEscape Art Review (online journal, interview) 4/2013 KPBS Public Radio (public radio, feature segment) 4/2013 City Beat Magazine (print, project spotlight) 1/2013 Art Ltd Magazine (print, exhibition review) 10/2012 Studio 360, PBS Video (online feature, feature segment) 10/2012 San Francisco Weekly, (print, project review) 9/2012 Artforum Magazine (print, exhibition mention) 8/2012 KPBS Television San Diego (public television, feature segment) 8/2012 Pacific Magazine (print, interview) 8/2012 Manor House Quarterly Art Journal (print, interview) 7/2012 Riviera Magazine (print, interview) 5/2012 City Beat (print, exhibition spotlight) 3/2012 KPBS Public Radio (public radio, exhibition spotlight) 3/2012 San Diego Union Tribune (print, interview) 9/2012 Sound is Art, The Night Air, ABC National Radio, (radio broadcast), 2/2011 Art Threat (online feature, project feature)


ARTIST AND PROJECT STATEMENT I create objects, installations and performances that investigate the echoes of time in contemporary identity and environment. I focus on narratives and legacies left behind by families, media and technology. I use found objects, construct new objects and design sounds to activate spaces, reference history and pose questions about perception. I draw on a wide variety of materials and symbols to juxtapose ideas. I play with time travel as I move between generational influences, historical myths and the future. My ongoing artistic research project is titled, 'Resonating Objects.' 'Resonating Objects' is a series of sculptural sound experiences designed to immerse audiences in artifacts of identity and memory through tactile gestures and ephemeral sonic experiences. These interactive sound objects transform space and place for the participant. They engage audiences in personal and public histories through their use of aged documents, found objects and unexpected auditory happenings. As a resonating sculptural series (physically and conceptually), these experiences create a series of narratives. For example, in my work, 'I Long to be Free from Longing,' I present a collection of personal sounds embedded in a traveler's suitcase and inspired by Frederick Holderin's poem, “All the Fruit." In my two conceptual music box sculptures, 'What Was, What Is, What Is Not' and 'A Score for Conversation,' I use relational aesthetics through spontaneous, melodic composition to construct participatory events dealing with communication and generational histories. In my pieces, 'Index of Fear' and 'Head in the Sand,' I offer audiences a chance to explore social and cultural anxiety through time and gesture as they interact with sound, image and light. For all works, movement, sound and narrative function collectively as unique and personal time-based experiences. These moments shift and vary with each participant’s interaction. These artistic pursuits explore how we understand meaning and context through sound. Ultimately, 'Resonating Objects' questions the reliability of material objects in ephemeral spaces.

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