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Ellen Band

artist, creator, Portal of Prayer

Ellen Band creates sound and music pieces for performance and concert settings, installation, sculpture, and tape. Deeply inspired by the infinitely complex textures, rhythms, and colours within the so-called ordinary sounds of everyday life, she uses the time-honoured technique of field recording to collect the source material she uses for her pieces. She then fashions works which reflect the imagistic, mnemonic (memory), and psychoacoustic properties of sound. Having a strong background in both the 20th Century experimental music and sound art traditions, she crafts sound works which transform familiar sounds into new contexts and forms for listening to, perceiving, and experiencing sound.