Abby Aresty

Sound artist Abby Aresty builds immersive, site-specific sound art installations in public spaces, creating unexpected, intentional, community listening contexts that examine the liminal spaces between our built environment and the natural world. Her recent work, Paths II: The Music of Trees, was featured in an interview with Melissa Block on NPR’s All Things Considered, and was hailed as ‘otherworldly,’ and ‘sometimes eerie, sometimes transportingly lovely,’ by the Seattle Times. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette featured Aresty’s latest work-in-progress, a permanent installation for the public atrium of the Center for Sustainable Landscapes, commissioned by the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Aresty received her doctorate from the University of Washington, her master’s degree from the University of Michigan, and her bachelor’s degree from the Eastman School of Music. In 2014 she concluded a Fellowship at the Frank-Ratchye Studio for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University, and is currently a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Electronic Music and Sound Studies at Grinnell College.