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Garnet Willis

Garnet Willis is a Canadian interdisciplinary artist, audio engineer, composer and instrument builder. He combines his disparate skills as, wood and metal-worker, engineer and electronics geek to produce multivariate artworks that tend to revolve around sound. For several years he was immersed in the psychoacoustic research and development and hardware implementations of audio spatialization, He has garnered prestigious international awards for his compositions and recordings, including the Bourges Prize, and has had his work exhibited and performed in the USA, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, and Colombia. He has written/built many commissioned works including his “flux” series of self-playing electromagnetic sound sculptures and, more recently, has been developing inflatable pipe-organs in a continuing collaboration with Canadian artist, Max Streicher. Garnet’s current interests have lead him from his recent MFA at OCAD University to Doctoral studies at Concordia, where his research investigates the crossroads between material agency, sensation, intersubjectivity and embodiment.