Flo Wilson is a composer, producer and artist based in Wellington, New Zealand. A recent graduate from Sonic Arts at Te Kōkī – New Zealand School of Music, Flo received first-class honours for her custom-designed multi-channel, spatial sound installations and subsequent performances. Her interests in music and art stem from computer music, embodied performance, spatial design and immersive installations and the relationship we have as people to technology; how it can extend, reduce and manipulate our modes of being. She has exhibited and performed at the Audio Foundation, Adam Art Gallery, and the Dowse Art Museum as well as composed and performed new works for the New Zealand School of Dance for the Choreographic Season.
Flo’s most recent projects and commissions include: Attunement, Toi Poneke/ NZSM Sound Art Residency (2017/2018); Exploring Intimate space: In The Pursuit of embodied listening via micro-spatial sound systems, ACMC conference (Adelaide, Australia, 2017); Untitled ‘Flo Wilson’ Performance for Newtown Festival (Wellington, NZ, 2017); Composing Environments 2.0, solo exhibition for 17 Tory Street (Wellington, NZ, 2016); Speaker.Motions Performance Adam Art Gallery (Wellington, NZ, 2016); Composing Environments commissioned for Audacious Festival of Sonic Arts, (Christchurch, NZ, 2015).
Composer website: http://www.flowilson.com
(Please) Keep Breathing, for voice, speaker.motion mechatronic soundsystem.
(Please) Keep Breathing explores the dependency our bodies can have on technology, and how such relationships are intertwined subtilely on a daily basis. It is a reaction to the body’s reliance on technology to keep us healthy: the anxiety we may feel for never quite feeling comfortable putting someone’s health in the palms of a program.
Featured in New Zealand Waves (Special Edition 2018)