Originally from Colombia, Ximena Alarcón is a UK-based new media artist who focuses on listening to social context related sound, connecting it to individual and collective memories. She completed a PhD in Music, Technology and Innovation at De Montfort University and was awarded with The Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship 2007-2009 to develop “Sounding Underground” http://soundingunderground.org at De Montfort’s Institute of Creative Technologies (IOCT). She nourishes her practice with ethnography, looks for expression in voice and body, and uses networking technologies to interconnect different locations and perspectives of life. She is interested in improvisation as a democratic musical practice where unexpected connections are made between performers, and where the focus is placed first on listening and then on sounding; studying Deep Listening practice and telematic musical performance are current interests that expand both the connections to other territories and the social and aesthetic possibilities of working with the migratory experience.


Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer
Tomie Hahn Director
hahnt "at" rpi.edu