contact name: Viv Corringham
Viv Corringham is a British vocalist and sound artist, currently based in Minnesota, USA, who has worked internationally since the early 1980s. Her work includes music performances, audio installations and soundwalks. She is interested in exploring people’s special relationship with familiar places and how that links to an interior landscape of personal history, memory and association.
She has an MA Sonic Art with Distinction from Middlesex University, London, England, and a BA in Theatre Design from Trent University, Nottingham, England.
She is a recipient of the McKnight Composer Fellowship 2006.
Other grants and awards include the English Arts Council, Irish Arts Council, Jazz Services, Millennium Funding, London Arts Board, Chisenhale, Creative Partnerships, British Council and Awards for All.
In 2007-2009 works appeared in Abrons Art Center New York City, Meridian Gallery San Francisco, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art Portugal, RAC Rochester MN, Galata Perform Istanbul, Nodar Portugal, MCAD Gallery Minneapolis, Grand Marais Art Colony MN, Women in New Music Festival, Fullerton CA, Spark Electronic Music Festival Minneapolis, Rochester Art Center MN and Soundworks Festival Ireland.
She composed works for the renowned St Paul new music group Zeitgeist, for solo performances and for an ad-hoc group performance at the ISIM conference, Denver. Her work has been heard in Britain on BBC radio, Resonance FM radio and Channel 4 TV, and in the US on WFMU, WLUW, WMSE, MPR and other NPR stations.
Articles about her have appeared in Organised Sound (UK), Musicworks (Canada), Playing With Words (UK) and For Those Who have Ears (Ireland). She has been artist-in-residence at Binaural (Portugal), Sirius Art Centre and Art Trail (Ireland), Art Colony (Minnesota) and Cal State University (California). She received a McKnight Composer Fellowship in 2006.
Recordings are available on NoMansLand, ARC Music, Blue Camel, Artship, Innova, Move, Soundworks, Third Force, MASH, Rhiannon, Emanem, Jungle, and Slam records.
Sound Art Museum, Rome, Italy
Heritage Centre, Cobh, Ireland
Music library archive, Cork, Ireland
Abrons Art Center, New York City (group)
Meridian Gallery, San Francisco (solo)
Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto Portugal (solo)
Rochester Art Center, MN (solo)
Galata Perform, Istanbul Turkey (group)
MCAD Gallery, Minneapolis (solo)
Grand Marais Art Colony, MN (solo)
Hothouse Gallery, London (group)
Sound 323, London (solo)
Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Ireland (solo)
Articles about my work have appeared in:
Playing With Words, London UK 2008
Musicworks magazine, Canada, 2003
For Those Who Have Ears, book published by Art Trail, Ireland, 2005.
Organised Sound magazine, London, 2005
Many reviews in The Wire (UK), Resonance (UK), Froots (UK), Cadence (USA), Londra Haber (UK), Mojo (UK).
Country of Citizenship:
July 20, 1951