Beth Bradfish, composer/sound artist

Beth Bradfish is a composer and sound artist whose goal is to bring her audience as close to sound as possible. She explores both contemporary acoustic and electronic sounds. Her focus is on creating environments where the audience is free to move through the sound and experience it with more than their ears.

She composes for chamber ensembles, orchestras as well as installations and sound objects she designs. Beth’s work was commissioned by Access Contemporary Music as part of the Open House Chicago celebration of the Chicago Architectural Foundation. Her work has also been performed at Spectrum NYC, Constellation (Chicago), Issue Project Room (NYC) and she was selected as a featured composer in the Oscillations series of Experimental Sound Studio. Her Sound installations have been featured at High Concept Labs, Internationales Musikinstitut Kunsthalle (Darmstadt, DE), and Kalamazoo Valley Museum. Her work has been performed by Chicago Composers Orchestra, Fifth House Ensemble and Lakeshore Rush. She has taught as an artist in residence at the School of the Art Institute Chicago. Beth has been awarded an artist’s residency fellowship at Ragdale and a Field/Work residency with the Chicago Artists Coalition. She was awarded a New Works Residency with Harvestworks New Media (NYC), as well as Individual Artist Support grants from the Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago (DCASE), and sponsorship at High Concept Labs (Chicago). She received her MFA in Music Composition from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

More information can be found at her website.