About

By creating objects that use electricity to generate sound frequencies, I get to explore the primary force of the universe, electromagnetism while contemplating source and creation. I hope this exercise in focused attention continues to expand my consciousness and refine my understanding of what God is.

 

REBECCA ANNE BAXTER (1978, CA)

Baxter is a multimedia artist based in Nova Scotia, Canada. She was born in Victoria, BC in 1978. With a father in the Canadian Navy, she lived in various cities across Canada as a child but considers herself from the South Shore of Nova Scotia. From 1997 to 2001, she studied engineering and digital graphic arts in Ottawa, Ontario. After several years of practicing applied art and design in Ottawa, she returned to Nova Scotia and started a graphic design business. In 2012, she spent some time experimenting with video and sound which led her to the desire to design her own instruments. She began experimenting with electronics – utilizing sound and electronic instrument design as a means of exploring unseen things.

Baxter has had shown her work at art exhibitions and has led electronics workshops for both adults and children. She creates electronic instruments for artists and musicians working with experimental sound and also records her own experimental sound art and music using her instruments. She’s performed live with her instruments, most notably with Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd of The Flaming Lips at the Music of David Lynch TM Foundation Benefit in Los Angeles in April 2015. She is currently wrapping up her latest project, The Omega Sound Machine, which was a crowdfunded campaign for a new instrument design.

 


PROJECTS

2015-   OMEGA SOUND MACHINE (WIP)

2013-   SOUND MACHINES


MEMBERSHIPS

2012-2017 Visual Arts Nova Scotia

2016 Canadian Association for Sound Ecology

2016 World Forum for Acoustic Ecology

2016 Sound Healers Association

2016 CanFitPro

2013-2014 Eyelevel Gallery

2012-2014 CFAT

2012-2013 AFCOOP


SHOWS/EXHIBITIONS/EVENTS

2016 03/4-6  USB Shuffle Show (Four)Institut für Alles Mögliche, Berlin, DE

2015 05/23  Workshop/Talk, OBEY, Halifax

2015 05/09  Drone Day Performance, 6-8PM Lost and Found, Halifax

2015 04/10  Theremin Presentation, Captain William Spryfield Library, Halifax

2015 04/01 Performance, The Music of David Lynch, Ace Theatre, Los Angeles

2015 02/22  Family Day Facilitating Artist, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax

2015 01/17 – 03/27  Workshops for AGNS Exhibition, RAM: Rethinking Art and Technology, Halifax, CA

2015 01/16-18  USB Shuffle Show (Three)Institut für Alles Mögliche, Berlin

2014 12/06  Workshop: Building Multi-Voice Oscillators, CFAT, Halifax

2014 09/21  Workshop: Building Multi-Voice Oscillators, POP Montreal, Montreal

2014 09/17-21  Art POP, POP Montreal International Music Festival, Montreal

2014 06/04 – 07/12  Y-Level Group ShowEyelevel Gallery, Halifax

2014 01/31 Open StudioInstitut für Alles Mögliche, Berlin

2014 01/24-26 USB Shuffle Show (Two)Institut für Alles Mögliche, Berlin


RESIDENCIES/STUDIOS

2017/01 – 2017/03  VANS Subsidized Studio, Manual Training Collective, Halifax

2015/06 – 2016/04 Artist Retreat, R&D, Deep Cove

2014/01 – 2014/02  Zentrale Studio, Institut für Alles Mögliche, Berlin


EDU/PRO DEVELOPMENT

2016 Dowsing Certification, Deep Cove

2016 Reiki Level II Certification, Deep Cove

2014 Circuit Bending workshop with Giorgio Magnanesi, CFAT, Halifax

2014 Multi-Voice Oscillators workshop, Berlin

2014 Microcontrollers & PICAXE workshops with Karl Heinz Jeron, Berlin

2013 Intro to Electronics workshop, CFAT, Halifax

2013 Writing for the Arts workshop, CFAT, Halifax

2013 Intro to Cinematography workshop, AFCOOP, Halifax

2013 Intro to Filmmaking workshop, AFCOOP, Halifax

2004 – 2005 Small Business Program, Dalhousie University, Halifax

2000 – 2001 Multimedia Design, Algonquin College, Ottawa

1997 – 1999 Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa

1996 – 1997 First Year B.Sc, Dalhousie University, Halifax


APPLIED ARTS WORK EXPERIENCE

2004 – 2017 Freelance Graphic Designer & Web Developer, Halifax

2011 – 2012 Multimedia Specialist, New Brunswick Nurses Union, Fredericton

2004 – 2011 Owner/Operator, Graphic Nature Design & Multimedia, Halifax

2002 – 2004 Multimedia Specialist, Fugro Airborne Surveys, Ottawa

2001 – 2002 Web Designer, Department of Foreign Affairs, GoC, Ottawa

2000 – 2003 Partner, eQuake Designs, Ottawa

2000 – 2001 Web Designer, RCMP Headquarters, Ottawa


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2014 Various workshops for galleries and artist-run groups

2004 Multimedia Program, CompuCollege, Halifax