N.B. Aldrich is a New Media artist, musician and educator residing in Sedgwick, Maine, USA, who creates installation, video, performance and acousmatic art. He is also a founding member of the Island Soundscape Project and performs with the experimental music trio Aldrich, Norton & Ross. Prof. Aldrich earned an MFA at Bennington College studying electronic music composition.
The work focuses on collecting, refining and redistributing information, both aesthetic and practical, across varying mediums, but focusing particularly on sound and audio. In the process, the methods and metaphors of the “information age” become instruments of their own critique.
He has had work shown internationally at such venues as Artists Space, Engine 27, the Banff Centre, the Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, the Festival de Arte Sonore, Hipersonica Festival, The National Museum of Singapore, the Optica Festival, Dance Theatre Workshop, Bates College Museum of Art and many others.
He has interviewed and written about Sound Art and sound artists such as Chris Mann, Annea Lockwood, Alvin Lucier and Stephen Vitiello, and has taught Music, Electronic Music, Electronic Art and Installation Art courses at Bennington College, Rockport College and the University of New Hampshire. He is currently an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Maine at Orono teaching in New Media and the Intermedia MFA program.
“…impressive, he understands and articulates the concepts behind the music…” – Joel Chadabe, interactive music pioneer
“…sonically beautiful and technically accomplished…his work is at a high level, both intellectually and artistically…” – Scott Lehrer, recording engineer and Broadway sound designer