Garnet Willis is a Canadian interdisciplinary artist, audio engineer, composer and instrument builder. He combines his disparate skills as, designer, wood and metal-worker, sound engineer and electronics geek to produce multivariate artworks that tend to revolve around sound. Garnet's interests bring him to Concordia University where his FRQSC funded PhD research investigates the crossroads between sensation, form over time, sentient matter, and material agency. He draws upon ideas borrowed from stochastic music composition in his quest to develop shapeshifting sculptures that utilize complex material calculations driven by internal stresses resulting in unpredictable, real time changes in physical form.
He has garnered prestigious international awards for his artworks, 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.
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