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Steve Parker

Steve Parker

2022 Alumni Enterprise Awardee

Steve Parker (’07), visual artist, musician/trombonist, and curator, faculty member at University of Texas, San Antonio

    • Advisor Jon Rubin, interdisciplinary artist and Professor of Art, Carnegie Mellon University


...uses the marching band to examine themes of virtuosity, spectacle, labor, inequities, and traumatic injury in Texas football. The project will draw from legacies of sonic healing in the work of Hildegard von Bingen and Pauline Oliveros and the history of the marching band as a political tool. It will materialize as a gallery exhibition and site-specific marching band performance, combining interactive sonic sculpture, choreography, and wearable invented instruments to investigate the band's potential to spark conversations, implement sonic therapy, and spur social progress.