Barbara Ellison

Docent Sonologie: Educatie

Barbara Ellison (*1973) is an Irish artist and composer living and working in The Hague, who has composed for many diverse settings and setups which have involved live performers, amplified objects, electronics and prepared instruments in various configurations. She has a BA in Fine Art from NCAD (Dublin, 1994), a Master in Music and Media Technologies from Trinity College (Dublin, 2000) and a Master in Sonology (2003).

Her current work explores perceptual ambiguity in the auditory and visual domain as a strategy to disorient the brain and the senses,  and she is undertaking a PhD at the University of Huddersfield to research her interest in this subject under the title of Sonic Phantoms. Her projects manifest themselves in diverse and often unexpected media and platforms involving long and intensive periods of practical and theoretical research. Recent field trips included trips to Baffin Island; the Arctic (2010), Iceland; Mamori Lake, Amazon, Brazil (2011), Svaneti, Georgia (2012), Danum Valley rain forest, Borneo (2012), Cardamom rainforest, Cambodia (2013), Mmabolela, South Africa (2013), Iceland and Australia (2013).