EDUCATION

    • Harvard College 2015-2019, A.B. cum laude in Music and VES (Visual and Environmental Studies)

    • Summa cum laude for Music and VES thesis, Love Songs for No One: Visual Album

FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS, PRIZES

    • Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize for Love Songs for No One (Winner, 2019)

    • John Knowles Paine Fellowship in Music (Winner, 2019)

    • Sydney M. Williams, Jr. Traveling Fellowship for Visual Art (Winner, 2018)

    • Harvard College Research Program Fellowship (Winner, 2018)

    • Harvard College Scholar Award (Winner, 2017)

    • Blodgett Composition Competition Prize for Original Composition (Winner, 2017) for Cisco Beach in Winter i/ii, premiered by Grammy-winning Parker Quartet on April 6, 2018

INSTITUTIONAL POSITIONS

    • Harvard Krokodiloes (2016-present): Board Member, Director of Recording and Album Production

    • Harvard University Dean of Arts and Humanities Student Board (2017-2019): Board Member

    • Boston Art Review (2017-2019): Founding Member, Director of Sound and New Music

    • Harvard Student Art Show (2017-2018): Director of A/V and Installation

FILM AND VIDEO

    • The Happiest Guy in the World (2018): sound and editing advisory, dir. Lance Oppenheim for The New York Times, premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival

    • Love Songs for No One (2019) – director, dp, choreographer, all sound – winner of the 2019 Hoopes Prize – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxkRSMmhx4w 

    • I Don't Want to Miss You (Like I Do) (2019) – director, choreographer, all sound – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEvRT4-EApc

    • THIS MAN FLEW TO JAPAN TO SING ABBA IN A BIG COLD RIVER (2018) – all sound and image – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kewXtkGmDtw

    • Lewiston (2019): sound and producer, dir. David Shayne and Jacob Roberts – premiere at the 2019 Camden International Film Festival

    • I'll Be Fine (2019) – director, dp, choreographer, all sound – winner of the 2019 Hoopes Prize – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yltvLYWcLpU

    • When It Was Morning He Bought Her Breakfast and Left: score, dir. Vincent Tianxing Lan, winner of the 2018 Hoopes Prize

    • The Premiere (2018): score, dir. Max McGillivray for Coca-Cola and Regal Cinemas

    • Using the Internet for French (2018) – all sound and image https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ul9VNnqMOKE

    • David Loves Dick's (2018) – all sound and image, starring Jacob Roberts and David Shayne – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKLN-7SjVcw&feature=youtu.be

    • Long Term Parking (2016): sound and editing advisory, dir. Lance Oppenheim for The New York Times

    • No Jail Time: The Movie (2017): sound and editing advisory, dir. Lance Oppenheim for The New York Times

    • Crosshair Transfiguration (2016): writer, director, editor, sound, for the VES Screenings

    • Running Past a Stereo Pair of Microphones while Screaming at the Top of My Lungs (2017) – all sound and image for the VES Screenings – https://www.austinweberstudios.com/running-past

    • Goodbye (2017): music, acting, directing, cinematography, editing – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5WWKWoImdQ

    • Together (2017): music, acting, editing, dir. Lance Oppenheim – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k0Fgrj3_M8

    • There’s a Giant Hornet in our Bathroom (2017): all sound and image

    • A Million Pieces (2017): all sound and image

    • Hotel Walkin’ (2017): all sound and image

INSTALLATIONS, VISUAL ART

    • Love Songs for No One (2019) digital video – winner of the 2019 Hoopes Prize, installed in the Sert Gallery at the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts as part of Visual and Environmental Studies 2019 Senior Thesis Exhibition: Either/Or

    • Untitled (Kettlebell 1) (2018) suspended kettlebell, steel cables – installed hanging from the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts (Le Corbusier) and the Harvard Art Museums (Renzo Piano), the inaugural work in the green-space

    • Untitled (Transfixion 2) (2018) suspended shaped wood, galvanized steel cables — installed hanging from the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, the inaugural work in the CCVA breezeway, under the supervision of Nora Shultz

    • Pieta (Transfixion 1) (2018), shaped wood, fluorescent light tube, string, metal hooks — installed hanging in the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts and the Crossings Gallery

    • Untitled (Prow) (2018) suspended shaped wood, LED tubes, string, steel cable — installed hanging in the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts

    • Lookout Tower I (2016) wooden platform, headphones with sound, Max/MSP live signal processing, wooden chair, table, lamp, Persian carpet, cinderblocks, newspaper, person – an experiential sound sculpture installed in the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts under the direction of Jennifer Bornstein

    • One Man…Three Men (2017) triple projection, nine-directional sound, cardboard, wooden platforms — installed in Linden St. Studios

    • Cisco Beach in Winter i/ii (2018) seven digital c-prints — published in the Harvard Advocate and installed in the Crossings Gallery

    • Sun Compass Variations (2018) digital projection — installed in the Crossings Gallery

    • Viking Funeral for My Corduroys (2017) procession and music for vocal ensemble and large crowd, wooden boat, corduroy pants, torch — performed on Weeks Bridge, Cambridge, MA

    • Monolith I (2016) 360º speaker and sound — installed in the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts

    • Pulse (2017) homemade feedback synthesizer, speaker, sound — interactive sound sculpture installed at the Vessel Gallery and FortFive

COMPOSER, IMPROVISER, PERFORMER

    • Cisco Beach in Winter i/ii (2017) for the Grammy-winning Parker Quartet – winner of the Harvard University Blodgett Composition Competition Prize – https://www.austinweberstudios.com/cisco-beach-in-winter

    • World premiere of Alvin Lucier’s Gentle Fire (1971) under the direction of Claire Chase and with the blessing of the composer

    • Holland Tunnel (2018) for Claire Chase and seven musicians

    • Senchadō (煎茶道) (2016) for Tony Arnold and live electronics

    • Wind//Unwind (2015) for the HYDRA Loudspeaker Orchestra

    • Artifact (2018) for the HYDRA Loudspeaker Orchestra

    • Unnötige Elektronik Suite (2015) for live electronics and trombone premiered as part of Kittymachine

    • Regular shows as half of Ouroboros with Max Lesser and with Claire Dickson aka Parthenope, including at the ARTS FIRST festival at Harvard University, the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, and the New Room

    • Original Albums as Ouroboros

      • Live at the New Room Vol. 1 (2018)

    • Regular shows as DarkWeb at the Vessel, Harvard Student Art Collective events

    • Original Albums as DarkWeb — as writer, performer, producer, and mixer

SINGER-SONGWRITER​ (links)

THEATER SOUND DESIGN

    • References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot at the American Repertory Theater (2015) dir. Kat Yen

    • Kittymachine at the Adams Pool Theater (2015) dir. Nicolas O’Connor

    • MacBeth at the Agassiz Theater (2016) dir. Kier Zimmerman

    • Poise and Rationality at the Agassiz Theater (2016) dir. Boyd Hampton

    • Business as Usual at 29 Garden St. (2017) dir. Talia Rothstein

    • Sketch at the Adams Pool Theater (2018) dir. Tucker Flodman

HARVARD KROKODILOES (kroks.com) – nation’s top collegiate a cappella singing group                  

    • Music Director (2016-2017): Director, conductor, and composer of original arrangements for the group

    • Music Producer/Art Director (2015-2017): Produced album Off the Cuff and created album art and design

    • Video Director (2015-2017): Shot and produced Summer World Tour Videos 2016, 2017

    • Performer (2015-2017): 200+ performances and 4 months touring annually in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia 

© 2019 Austin Weber