Week 6: Lyric and Michael

Lyric Portrait

Born and raised in Richmond, VA, Lyric Prince received her Bachelor’s of Arts from Saint Joseph’s University, and is currently studying artistic trends online as a part of her graduate studies in Science, Technology, and Society at Drexel University. Her past experience includes online and real-world public art installations, blogging, and drawing and painting large-scale works. She has also contributed her art to local art happenings and events in Philadelphia- notable productions include The Last Word Open Mike, the African American Museum of Philadelphia annual gala, and the Association for Public Art Candy Coated mural installation. She currently lives and works in Philadelphia.

Michael Portrait

Michael Kiley is a Philadelphia based composer, sound designer, performer and educator working in dance, theatre and public installation. Past collaborators including Faye Driscoll Group (NY), SubCircle, The ActingCompany (NY), Lars Jan (NY), Dan Rothenberg of Pig Iron Theater Co., Sylvain Emard Danse (Montreal), Luciana Achugar (NY), Magda and Chelsea, and Nichole Canuso Dance Company.

In addition, Michael creates his own work under the moniker of The Mural and The Mint (TM&TM). In 2010, TM&TM created As the Eyes of the Seahorse, an interdisciplinary performance of dance and live music which premiered at HERE Arts Center (NY). 2013 marked the release of The Empty Air and Animina, two soundwalk pieces as iPhone application which use Global Positioning Service to determine what the listener hears depending on their location within two separate public spaces in Philadelphia. Michael also released Kuerner Sounds in 2013, a commission by The Brandywine River Museum to be heard during a tour of the Kuerner Farm, which inspired painter Andrew Wyeth for his entire career.

Michael’s work has been supported by The Independence Foundation, The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, The American Composers Forum, FringeArts (Live Arts Brewery Fellowship), Philadelphia Music Project (PCAH), The Hacktory, and the Wyncote Foundation through The Painted Bride. The Empty Air won Best of Philly from Philadelphia Magazine for Best Smartphone Application, 2013.

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