Sasha Leitman - Artist Talk

part of TechnoSonics XVIII and the Making Noise Series
February 22, 2018 - 5:00pm
UVA Music Library

The UVA Music Library's Making Noise Series and TechnoSonics XVIII present an artist talk by Installation Artist Sasha Leitman on Thursday, February 22nd at 5pm in the UVA Music Library in Old Cabell Hall.
Ms. Leitman will take part in the TechnoSonics DIY which takes place from Thursday 2/22/18 - Saturday, 2/24/18.

Sasha Leitman is a musician, artist, teacher and inventor. She currently runs the “Max Lab - an Interface Prototyping Lab” at Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) where she has collaborated and co-taught with Jonathan Abel, Trimpin, and the late Max Matthews. She has been making musical instruments, new interfaces for musical expression and sound art installations for ten years.

Raised on the Central Coast of California, she began studying music and guitar at aged 11. She learned building and fabrication skills as a light commercial diver – performing extensive underwater maintenance, and fiberglass repair - and eventually learned to weld. Her devotion to music and construction did not converge until she attended Stanford University where she received a BA in music and an MA in Music, Science and Technology.

Beyond composition and computer programming, Leitman has worked extensively with computer music controllers and Human Computer Interface Design. Large works include PlaySoundGround, an adult sized interactive musical playground, and Sonic Wishing Well. She also regularly records whale song on homemade hydrophones, near Monterrey.

Old Cabell Hall is located on the south end of UVA's historic lawn, directly opposite the Rotunda (map). Parking is available in the Central Grounds parking garage on Emmet Street, in the C1 parking lot off McCormick Rd, and in the parking lots at the UVA Corner. 


UVA Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176