21 Aug 2022 / 21 Aug 2022

SITE-Specific Performance by Laura Ortman

Aug 21, 2022 At SITE Santa Fe

SITE Santa Fe is pleased to present a special live performance by musician and composer Laura Ortman. Performing an amplified violin, Ortman’s textured atmospheric soundscapes will reverberate throughout SITE Santa Fe’s lobby.

The score for this solo performance is created in relation to themes seen and felt throughout Nani Chacon: SPECTRUM. In Ortman’s words, “My collaborations often come together through the magnetic, beautiful energy of friends and community in the Indigenous arts. Art, music, poetry, film, dance, and beyond. We always find each other.”

This event is free and open to the public. No advanced registration required.

2022-08-21 14:00:00 2022-08-21 3:00:00 America/Denver SITE-Specific Performance by Laura Ortman Another amazing event at SITE Santa Fe SITE Santa Fe SITE Santa Fe info@sitesantafe.org

About Laura Ortman

A soloist musician, composer and vibrant collaborator, Laura Ortman (White Mountain Apache) creates across multiple platforms, including recorded albums, live performances, and filmic and artistic soundtracks. She has collaborated with artists such as Tony Conrad, Jock Soto, Raven Chacon, Nanobah Becker, Okkyung Lee, Martin Bisi, Jeffrey Gibson, Caroline Monnet, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Martha Colburn, and In Defense of Memory. An inquisitive and exquisite violinist, Ortman is versed in Apache violin, piano, electric guitar, keyboards, and amplified violin, often sings through a megaphone, and is a producer of capacious field recordings.

She has performed at The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Guggenheim, and The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, The Stone residency, The New Museum, imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, The Toronto Biennial, and the Centre Pompidou, Paris, among countless established and DIY venues in the US, Canada, and Europe. In 2008 Ortman founded the Coast Orchestra, an all-Native American orchestral ensemble that performed a live soundtrack to Edward Curtis’s film In the Land of the Head Hunters (1914), the first silent feature film to star an all-Native American cast. Ortman is the recipient of the 2022 Forge Project Fellowship, 2022 United States Artists Fellowship, 2022 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists, 2020 Jerome@Camargo Residency in Cassis, France, 2017 Jerome Foundation Composer and Sound Artist Fellowship, 2016 Art Matters Grant, 2016 Native Arts and Culture Foundation Fellowship, 2015 IAIA’s Museum of Contemporary Native Arts Social Engagement Residency, 2014-15 Rauschenberg Residency, and 2010 Artist-in-Residence at Issue Project Room. She was also a participating artist in the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Ortman lives in Brooklyn, New York.