Katie Porter plays clarinet, bass clarinet, sings, writes songs and curates performances. She exists mainly in the experimental realm, but can sometimes be found elsewhere.
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VU Symposium www.vusymposium.org
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KATIE PORTER is a clarinetist and curator specializing in experimental music. She co-founded the venue Listen/Space (Brooklyn) and curates the Listen/Space Commissions (Tollgate, Utah). She also co-directs the VU Symposium for experimental, improvised and electronic music (Park City, Utah) and is working on a giant multi-year project of experimental works for solo clarinet at Nancy Holt’s Sun Tunnels, a land artwork in remote northern Utah. She has performed solos or chamber music at Roulette (BK), Issue Project Room (BK), The Kitchen (NYC), The Stone (NYC), C4NM (San Francisco), Willow Place Auditorium (BK), Monkeytown (BK), the Indexical Series (Santa Cruz), Dogstar (LA), Green Umbrella Series (LA), BLIM (Vancouver), NOVA (SLC), UMFA, Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati, Duke University, Lincoln Center (NYC), The Ontologic-Hysteric Theater (NYC), the Liquid Music Series (St. Paul), Centre Acanthes (FR), Scelciana (IT), Moma PS1 (NYC) and premiered works by John Luther Adams, Jason Ajemian, André Cormier, Nomi Epstein, Jürg Frey, Daniel Goode, Peter Gordon, Jennie Gottschalk, Anne Guthrie, Brian Harnetty, John Hastings, Sarah Hennies, Dan Joseph, James Ilgenfritz, Mike Kelley, Michael Pisaro, Larry Polansky, Stephanie Richards, Morris Rosenzweig, Arthur Russell, Craig Shepard, Colin Tucker, James Tenney, Maayan Tsadka, Lucie Vítková and Christian Wolff, among others. Her duo, Red Desert, with composer/percussionist Devin Maxwell can be heard on Phill Niblock’s XI label (NY), Edition Wandelweiser Records, and Infrequent Seams (NY). www.fromkp.com