Andrea-Jane Cornell

  • Composer • Performer (amplified objects, field recordings, accordion, loops, voice)

Andrea-Jane Cornell improvises with field recordings, radio waves, and object-instruments. She seeks to create enveloping environments populated by harmonic resonances that are swept up and carried away by the wind, revealing burbling textures below the surface. A gleaner of sonorities, she transforms and transmits ambiences though performance, installation and across short and long range radio transmission channels. Her solo work has been presented at the Htmlles festival (Montréal), Signal and Noise (Vancouver), NSCAD (Halifax), Modern Fuel Vapors Series (Kingston), Kunstradio (Vienna), and Free103point9 (New York City). Her collaborative radiophonic works with Émilie Mouchous have been presented by Chicago’s Radius network (Rise and Shine), Espace project in Montréal (Organes quel conques), and Galerie Verticale in Laval (Radio tricycle). She formed the hymnotic duo Le fruit vert with Marie-Douce St-Jacques in 2011, which has presented concerts at SkolL, Suoni per il popolo, Mutek and Festival Écho. She sows drones and textued layers of sound in the spoken word-sound swash duo with Tim Beeler.