steve parker

artist // musician // curator

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BAT // MAN (2015)

A ritual performance that examines how living creatures navigate space and memory using sound. Featuring a live audio feed of 1.5 million Mexican Free-Tailed bats (who live under the Congress Street bridge), a conch shell ensemble, a community megaphone choir, garden hose consort, and handmade echolocation devices, modeled after Alvin Lucier's SONDOLS.  

This is an example of our ability to produce large scale, site-specific performances in collaboration with community members.  

  • Steve Parker, composer
  • Panoramic Voices, choir
  • UT Trombone Choir
  • Austin Soundwaves, echolocation devices