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Clara Allison

Clara Allison

B.A., Electronic Music, Bard College
B.A. Literature, Bard College
M.A. Digital Musics, Dartmouth College


Clara Allison is a sound artist interested in intimacy and distance. She uses sound, light, and vibration to build immersive spaces / moments that emphasize connection. In her perpetually morphing practice, she returns continually to themes of ecology, queerness, and the space-body relationship, realizing interactive installations and spatialized compositions. Clara has worked in Greenland as an NSF funded artist fellow for the Institute for Arctic studies, taught classes in acoustic ecology/ field recording, and led workshops on beginner sound programming practices. Some of her recent and ongoing projects include immersive works made from Arctic recordings, electro-acoustic compositions that deploy blindfolds to position power, and the transformation of a mannequin into an interface for audio-visual performances.

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