Olivia Block |









OLIVIA BLOCK is a contemporary composer and sound artist who combines field recordings, scored segments for acoustic instruments, and electronically generated sound. She has performed throughout Europe, America, and Japan in tours and festivals including Dissonanze, Archipel, Angelica, Outer Ear, and many others. She has completed residencies at Mills College of Music and The Berklee College of Music and has taught master classes at several additional universities. Block has created sound installations for public sites and exhibition spaces including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the library at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, the Lincoln Conservatory Fern Room in Chicago, and at the "Echoes Through the Mountains" exhibit at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.
Block has published recordings through Sedimental, and/Oar, and Cut.
She is a part time instructor in the sound department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.