HUGH LIVINGSTON

INSTALLATION AT HARMON HOUSE

GPS SOUND TOUR

Hugh Livingston is an innovator in the presentation of public sound, video and light environments, with installations all over the world in gardens, museums, galleries and resonant spaces. He has a background in cello performance and composition, and has degrees from Yale, CalArts and a PhD from the University of California, San Diego. He has composed a large-scale outdoor opera to be performed on the Russian River, and is sound artist in residence at the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens in Washington, DC. He was the McKnight Foundation Fellow Composer in Residence in Minneapolis with the American Composers Forum, and is the recipient of numerous grants from foundations such as Rockefeller, Getty, Doris Duke, Andrew Mellon, Fleishhacker, and Haas. Hugh composes situational music: responses to spaces, landscapes, history and people. He has catalogued 120 different pizzicato techniques for the cello and conducted extensive research in China on contemporary and historical music. Hugh is a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow. www.livingstonsound.com