Erik DeLuca is an artist who explores sound as historically entangled and evolving. He makes sound installations that are essays, writes sculpturally, and teaches as a kind of performance. His writing on the nature/culture dualism is published in Perspectives of New Music, Leonardo Music Journal (MIT Press), and Organised Sound (Cambridge University Press). DeLuca has lectured, performed, and exhibited at international venues, including MASS MoCA, Emily Carr University of Art + Design (Vancouver), Art Basel (Miami), School of the Arts Institute Chicago, The Contemporary Austin, The New School (NYC), Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture, Melbourne Recital Hall (Australia), Society for Ethnomusicology, Guggenheim House (Japan), Bang on a Can, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Issue Project Room (NYC), June in Buffalo, Fieldwork: Marfa, SXSW, Danspace Project at St Mark's Church (NYC), and the International Computer Music Conference. DeLuca received a PhD in Composition and Computer Technologies from the University of Virginia, was recently an American-Scandinavian Foundation postdoctoral fellow, and will conduct 4-months of field research in Yangon, Myanmar in 2018 with the support of an Asian Cultural Council grant. DeLuca is currently a lecturer at the Iceland University of the Arts. He teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses across the departments of Music, Design & Architecture, Fine Arts, and Performing Arts.
photo: Natalie Brehmer-Baumgartner