Brenda Hutchinson

Brenda Hutchinson was born in Trenton, New Jersey in 1954. She is a composer and sound artist whose work has been presented at international festivals in New Zealand, Europe, Latin America and Canada. Venues in the United States include the Lincoln Center, Merkin Concert Hall and The Kitchen in New York and New Langton Arts, The Lab and The Exploratorium in San Francisco and "Soundprint" on NPR. Her works include performance and composition for dance, opera, film, video, radio, and multi-media interactive installations with extensive use of language, stories, and ambient and sampled sounds. Brenda also makes large-scale experiments in socially based improvisations with sound, stories and performance. She has spent many years singing into a 9 1/2 foot tube and has designed a gestural interface for the Long Tube and MAX/MSP. Photo: Bill Buchen. Brenda Hutchinson, "Star Strangled Banner," Long Tube. Lincoln Center Out of Doors. NYC. 2003 Brenda has produced work for National Public Radio's Soundprint and is the recipient of: Gracie Allen Award from American Women in Radio and Television, Ucross Residency Award and Montalvo Artist Residency. She has received commissions from the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, Meet the Composer/Reader's Digest, National Endowment for the Arts, and McKnight Foundation, among others. Brenda has been an artist in residence at San Quentin Prison, Headlands Center for the Arts, Harvestworks, The Exploratorium and Djerassi Resident Artists Program. Recordings of her work are available through TELLUS, DEEP LISTENING, THE AERIAL, O.O. DISCS, FROG PEAK MUSIC and Leonardo Music Magazine.