We are thrilled to announce the successful applicants for the 2016 Biosphere Soundscapes International Internship program. Teresa Barrozo (Philippines) and Diana Peña (New Zealand / Mexico) will be joining us in 2016 to work on new projects exploring acoustic ecology and field recording practices. Both artists have been mentored through developing a 2016 project after submitting their successful applications earlier this year. The Biosphere Soundscapes International Internship program is a dynamic opportunity that involves a mixture of self-directed practice, mentored development and international collaborations. Our interns can design their own Biosphere Soundscapes lab or focus on a specific creative or scientific project. We accept applications from emerging artists, scientists and community leaders across the world and work collaboratively to develop projects that support innovative research and new ideas in UNESCO Biosphere Reserves.
Teresa Barrozo (b.1982) is a sound artist, composer and curious listener based in Manila with a wide range of work for film, theatre and dance. Her compositions have been featured in the Asian Composers League Festivals in Japan and Thailand, and in the Asia-Pacific Weeks in Germany. Her film music works has been part of major international film festivals in Cannes, Venice, Toronto, Locarno and Berlin, to name a few. She was a recipient of the Ani ng Dangal Award from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (Philippines) and a fellow of the Asian Cultural Council (2014) in New York. Her fellowship focused on new music, sound art and design, performance, and contemporary sonic practices in listening, field recording, acoustic ecology, neuromusic, and electronic and computer music composition.
Influenced by new practices in contemporary art, tradition in aural orchestration and storytelling in cinema and theatre, Barrozo’s sound work expands to various disciplines, often exploring and exposing new perspectives in listening culture. She is interested in the dialogue between sound and man while investigating man’s relationship to itself and the environment.
Visit Teresa Barrozo's website here.
Diana Peña (b. 1983) is a Mexican field recordist and emergent sound artist born in Guadalajara and based in Auckland, New Zealand. She holds a International Business Bachelor and diploma in music from the University of Guadalajara in México. Self taught in sound studies and passionate of field recording, with a professional interest in acoustic ecology seeking to reflect and communicate the many aspects in life situations through sound. Her work consists in registration of everyday – seemingly inconsequential moments – that create in sum the relationship between herself, people, place and memory. She has undertaken field recording and sound art workshops with various local and international sound artists and has collaborated with other international field recording projects like Cities and Memories. Her current project is Travesía Sonora, a map of personal memories that create a unique tour of diverse soundscapes fed by the context of each recorded sound. She is an active listener and experiences soundwalks as a creative process for awareness and inspiration.
Visit Diana Peña's website here.