steve parker

artist // musician // curator

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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.  

Featured at the Fusebox Festival.


The Tubascope is an interactive sculpture that works likes a telescope for your ears.  

Modeled after obsolete WWII acoustic locators, the Tubascope is made from reclaimed and repurposed brass instruments that have been augmented with tubing and headphones.  When used, the Tubascope helps a person focus their listening on specific, far away sounds that may have otherwise gone unnoticed.  

Installed at the Austin Science and Nature Center with a published brochure of listening games for kids (think Pauline Oliveros meets Shel Silverstein).


A musical composition made from reclaimed brass, Arduino, and static electricity.  

For the The Contemporary Austin 2017 Crit Group Show at grayDUCK gallery, curated by Annette DiMeo Carlozzi, Sterling Allen and Andrea Mellard.