Meri von KleinSmid (USA)

Meri von KleinSmid

short bio:
Classically trained and educated in Western music as well as ethnomusicology (and a collector of found-sound since age eight), composer, sound-artist, and phonographer Meri von KleinSmid’s primary aim is to create work that challenges the listener psychologically.
Her diverse work ranges from 1986’s ‘Have a Spinach Salad…’ (Latibulum Records), to 2002’s CHI-TAPE (American Archive Recordings) a 62 minute odyssey through the dregs of Chicago, to more recent compositions along computer-based lines, exemplified by her latest CD Ex Vivo (Mimeograph). She occasionally performs live and collaborates with other artists. Her formal musical studies and training include: classical piano, flute, violin, history of Western music, and ethnomusicology.

Meri von KleinSmid participates in

  • SoundLAB VI – sonic art project environments
    soundPOOL – a challenge for imagination
  • SoundLAB IV