We are very excited to have Keiko Uenishi join our MPAP staff as the Program Administrator for the Music Technology program.
Keiko is a sound artist, socio/environ composer, and core member of SHARE.nyc. She holds an LLB in International Law from Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan, an MS in Digital Media from Polytechnic Institute of NYU, and is a PhD candidate at Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Wien (Austria). Uenishi is known internationally for her performances and sound works formed through experiments in restructuring and analyzing one's relationship through sounds in sociological, cultural, and/or psychological environments.
At SHARE.nyc, she helped create a platform for artists to explore expression in a variety of artforms by providing an open and free space for real-time electronic/acoustic and audiovisual experimentation, real-time visual projections (e.g. video, film, slides, shadow puppets), and/or other performative activities in the “openjam” format where open-source programmers, reverse-engineers, and hacktivists alike also come together. Besides the regular local gatherings, she initiated and helped the on/off-site logistics of special international events and workshops at ClubTransmediale, Berlin, FutureEverything Festival, Manchester, and Ultrahang Festival, Budapest.
Uenishiʼs sound works have been presented at locations including: Whitney Museum of American Art, P.S. 1, DIA:Beacon, Lincoln Center, Park Avenue Armory, Eyebeam, Skolska28, Museu Serralves, ICA London, Tate Britain, Maebashi Bunka Cultural Laboratory, Treasure Hill Artist Village, The Bamboo Curtain Studio Taipei, Research Pavilion Venice, and Farm Residency Andore Village, India. She has collaborated with artists including: Ricardo Arias, Klaus Filip, Miguel Frasconi, HC Gilje, Takehisa Kosugi, Katherine Liberovskaya, Christian Marclay, Kaffe Matthews, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Ikue Mori, Kurt Ralske, and Marina Rosenfeld.
Keiko stated, “I am particularly interested in working across the area of music technology that casts questions related to perceptions, communications, and relationships. By sharing my experiences in the field and at SHARE.nyc, I look forward to working with the great Music Technology team at NYU Steinhardt to help build a learning environment that will greatly support students to create and learn together and also from each other. Let me please learn from you all (faculty, staff, and students) too!“
Keiko's new role will include communicating with those seeking to learn more about our program, coordinating courses, and working with the full-time and adjunct Music Technology faculty and MPAP administrators and staff to promote a positive learning experience and supportive environment for our students. Find her at room 624 on the sixth floor.
Please join me in welcoming Keiko to our team.
Program Director, Music Technology