Adam Tinkle an artist, educator and writer, working in sound, music, installation, video, performance, and collaboration. After studies in experimental music with legendary figures of the avant-garde like Anthony Braxton, Alvin Lucier, Anthony Davis and Pauline Oliveros, his soundworld expansively folds in the vernacular and the narrative alongside the experimental, from extreme stillness and raucous noise to song forms, beats, radiophonic voices, documentary field recordings, and participatory structures. Proficient on woodwinds, strings, voice, modular synthesizer and laptop, he also salvages and reorients old A/V equipment towards a visual music of light and color – as in his recent solo exhibition Screenbathing, at the Art Center of the Capital Region (NY, USA), which perforated and immersed human forms with video to examine contemporary screenlit embodiment and (un)wellness. A seasoned interdisciplinary collaborator, he sculpted the head-reactive ambisonic sound design for How to Tell a True Immigrant Story (an award-winning 360 VR documentary) and produced the radio play  “The Hard Problem” with Marina Abramović and Kim Stanley Robinson. He has taught at Skidmore College since 2014, where he has guided the development of its Documentary Studies Collaborative (MDOCS) and summer Storytellers’ Institute from their inception, and developed the Co-Creation Initiative, a four-year project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which links Skidmore to non-academic partners in its region through collective artistic response to key sociopolitical challenges.

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