MaiaUrstad  
 
Country:   Norway
URL:   http://www.maia.no/
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Maia Urstad is an artist working at the intersection of audio and visual art. She finished The Bergen National Academy of the Arts in 1981 whilst a member of ska/new-wave group 'Program 81', releasing 4 records and touring between 1979-84. In the eighties, her artistic medium migrated toward sound experimentation, and she has since 1987 worked with sound in various art projects, installations, site-specific concerts, theatre and films in Norway and internationally. Her work involves integrating sound into specific locations. Recent projects involve outdoor and indoor sound installations and performances, using CD and cassette-radios for both sound transmission and as sculptural objects. The sound-textures for these projects are made from found/concrete sound sources, particularly radio broadcast signals. At present she is investigating multi-channel FM transmissions sent to multiple radios as sound installations and performances. Maia Urstad commissions and produces sound-related art projects, exhibitions and seminars through her production company [og]rdquo;Maur Prosjekter[og]rdquo;, and has collaborated with a wide range of artists and producers. She is also a member of Lydgalleriet Sound Gallery in Bergen, currently the director of the gallery in collaboration with Jørgen larsson. Accessed 02.01.20098 from http://www.maia.no/
3 Selected Statements
      Worktype Info Year Country Admin
Lydmur - Borealis Contemporary Music Festival in Bergen Norway Edit
Radiokonsert (Radio Concert) Performance LARM-NORDIC SOUND ART FESTIVAL 2006 Sweden Edit
sound barrier - 2006 Canada Edit