Visiting Artist Program: CHARI

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Speaker Series

Visiting Artist Program: CHARI

FRI, MAR 8, 2024 | 12:00 PM | FREE

About the Event

Raisbeck Auditorium

Chari Glogovac-Smith is an Emmy Nominated composer, performer, and intermedia artist.

Using an evolving mixture of traditional and experimental techniques, Chari is dynamically exploring and illustrating various counterpoints between the  human experience and society. Chari’s recent works have posed questions about empathy, conflict, landscapes and cultural connections, the archive,  social justice, healing, listening, and time.

As a composer, Chari is known for creating progressive experimental soundscapes, and experimental orchestral compositions.  They have composed and created commissioned recent works for The Center of the Art of Performance at UCLA, Emmy Nominated Black Iris Project  Ballet Company (NY, USA), New Music USA, the multi-award winning independent film "Miss Alma Thomas: A Life in Color.

 As a mixed media artist, Chari's work includes video, data art, archival footage and sound, maps, and machine learning systems.

As a sound performer, Chari embraces the tradition of improvisation, building soundscapes up over time utilizing voice, field recordings, and a collection of their favorite electronic and acoustic instruments. As a theatrical performer, Chari stages experimental performance works, that test the limits of audience performer dynamics, and investigate social norms.

Chari is a McNair Scholar, a Nevada Art Council Fellow, a UW Black Opportunity Fund Awardee, a New Music USA Creative Development Fund Awardee, a UW Howard P. Dallas Fellow and a Henry Arts Gallery Ritual Fellow. Chari holds a B.S. in Health Ecology from the University of Nevada, Reno, an M.F.A. in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College in Oakland, CA, and is currently in their third year of  Ph.D. studies in Experimental Arts and Digital Media at the University of Washington.