Ronald E. Alford

Ronald E. Alford
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Composer Ronald Alford brings together the fields of music and computer science in an experimental approach to music.

With the electronics created to react to my wheelchair movements, I am able to cause my laptop to generate sound as I roll across a performing space, either outside or on a stage.

ARTIST LAUREATE AWARD INFO

What do you do now? Has your art evolved or changed?

I was very flattered to be awarded. The award made it possible to continue my life's work as a composer of sound art: electronic music performed live, not just from sound files.

What is one piece of advice you would give to an emerging artist?

With the electronics created to react to my wheelchair movements, I am able to cause my laptop to generate sound as I roll across a performing space, either outside or on a stage.

Briefly, how would you describe the state of the arts locally, as well as national and beyond?

Exposure, the most important part of performance or gallery site, is your major pursuit.

lack of performance venues.

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