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 nature/culture dualism, listening, art, and site-specificity is published in Perspectives of New Music, Leonardo Music Journal, Organised Sound, Public Art Dialogue, Marfa Sounding Research, and Sonic Field. DeLuca has lectured, performed, and exhibited at international venues, including MASS MoCA, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Art Basel (Miami), School of the Arts Institute Chicago, The Contemporary Austin, The New School, Nýlistasafnið (The Living Art Museum), Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture, Melbourne Recital Hall, Society for Ethnomusicology, Guggenheim House (Japan), Bang on a Can, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Issue Project Room, June in Buffalo, Fieldwork: Marfa, SXSW, Danspace Project at St Mark's Church, 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 worked in Yangon, Myanmar with the support of an 2018 Asian Cultural Council grant. From 2016, DeLuca has lectured at the Iceland University of the Arts (teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses across the departments of Music, Design & Architecture, Fine Arts, and Performing Arts). Erik currently teaches sonic arts and scholarship as Visiting Assistant Professor of Music and Multimedia at Brown University.
photo: Natalie Brehmer-Baumgartner