April 16-18, Artist and composer Cheryl E. Leonard

Artist and composer Cheryl E. Leonard will be at UWM  sharing her work at three very cool events.


Wednesday, April 16
Mitchell Hall 254  7 p.m.

Thursday, April 17
4:00-6:00 pm, at the American Geographical Society Library
3rd Floor, East Wing, UWM’s Golda Meir Library

Friday, April 18
2-5 p.m., Kenilworth room 416

All of these events are FREE and open to the public, sponsored by UWM’s Department of Film, Video, Animation & New Genres. More details can be found in the  flyer (pdf).

Cheryl E. Leonard is a composer, performer, and instrument builder who focuses on investigating sounds, structures, and objects from the natural world. Her recent works cultivate stones, wood, water, ice, sand, shells, feathers, and bones as musical instruments. She uses microphones to explore micro-aural worlds hidden within her sound sources, and develops compositions that highlight the unique voices they contain. Her projects often feature one-of-a-kind sculptural instruments that are played live onstage and field recordings from remote locales.

Her music has been performed worldwide and she has been commissioned to create instruments and music for Kronos Quartet, Illuminated Corridor, and Michael Straus. She has received numerous grants, including the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers Program, and has been awarded residencies at Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus, Djerassi, the Arctic Circle, Villa Montalvo, and Engine 27. (Leonard’s complete bio is in this flyer.)

This should be a lot of fun. Please share widely, and hope to see you there! Feel free to contact Kelly Kirshtner ( mailto:kirshtne@uwm.edu) with any questions.