Laura Ortman Playing the Violin
Oct 28, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Live Performance by IEA Resident Artist Laura Ortman

The Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University hosts resident artist Laura Ortman, Oct. 18 – 29. Ortman will give a performance entitled TWIRL BIRD in Miller Theater on Thursday, October 28, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Ortman is a soloist, composer, and collaborator who works across recorded albums, live performances, and filmic and artistic soundtrack collaborations, which also include her playing of Apache violin, amplified piano, electric guitar, vocals through a megaphone, whistles, tree branches, slides, guitar picks, bells, and tuning forks.

Laura Ortman is a White Mountain Apache artist who works across recorded media, live performances, and filmic and artistic soundtracks. She has collaborated with artists such as Tony Conrad, Jock Soto, Raven Chacon, Nanobah Becker, and Okkyung Lee. Ortman is versed in Apache violin, piano, electric guitar, keyboards, and pedal steel guitar, often sings through a megaphone, and is a producer of audio works using field recordings. She has performed at The Whitney Museum of American Art and The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Musee d'Art Contemporain de Montreal, and the Centre Pompidou, Paris, among countless established and DIV venues in the US, Canada, and Europe.

"it’s pretty fortunate the violin changed my life and now takes me everywhere with its songs!”