Madalyn Merkey

Madalyn Merkey

Californian composer Madalyn Merkey is an artist performing in acoustic research and live computer music. Her practice began as a visual artist at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she transitioned to sound and time-based art.

Two albums of her experiments with voice, Scent (2012) and Valley Girl (2014), have been released on Matt Mondanile’s New Images imprint. Merkey’s digital voice processing has a sensational effect, with the human voice modulating between foreground and background, creating an unusual occurrence in identifying the sound source. Recent projects combine traditional instruments and electronics in live performance. In observing the acoustic principles of an instrument, she designs a real-time synthesis program to generate complementary timbral events and contrasting scales. This survey has led to an ongoing series of site-specific electronic music performances, in which principles of location, room acoustics and surround sound, are the foundation to develop sound material.
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Madalyn Merkey Discography Tracks


NI 04 Madalyn Merkey Scent(LP, Album) New Images NI 04 US 2012 Sell This Version
NI 22 Madalyn Merkey Valley Girl(LP, Album) New Images NI 22 US 2014 Sell This Version


IV 002 Madalyn Merkey Goddess Of The Horizon(Cass, Ltd, C47) Irma Vep IV 002 US 2009 Sell This Version
01 Madalyn Merkey The Lavender Tatooer - E.E.E.A.2(Cass) Irma Vep 01 USA & Canada 2009 Sell This Version
26 Madalyn Merkey Please Don't Keep Me Waiting(Cass, Ltd, C21) Different Lands 26 US 2010 Sell This Version
c00 Madalyn Merkey Super Star / Ready to Rock(Cass, Ltd) Chantal (2) c00 US 2017 Sell This Version
c00 Madalyn Merkey Untitled(Cass, Ltd) Chantal (2) c00 US 2017 Sell This Version