Olivia Block

Olivia Block

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Northwestern University Sound Arts and Industries Program. Instructor


School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sound Department. Part time instructor.

University of Michigan School of Music, Theater and Dance/Performing Arts Technology. Teaching Residency, student meetings, surround sound concert.



Chicago, IL. High Concept Laboratories. Moderator for artists-in-residence workshop.

Ojai, CA. Thacher boarding School. Week-long teaching residency. Guest teaching for electronic music students, choral students, freshman music appreciation class. Curated by Gregory Haggard.

Chapel Hill, NC. University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Department of Music. Talk and workshop. Curated by Allen L. Anderson.

Chapel Hill, NC. Duke University, Department of Anthropology. Sound and Social Life course visiting instructor. Instructor: Jay Hammond.


St. Augustine, Florida. Flagler College. Flagler Art Museum residency, including Listening Practices workshop for honors freshman, master class and discussion on found sounds and objects for sculpture students, listening to found sounds discussion for anthropology course. Curated by Julie Dickover

Winnipeg, Ontario, Canada. Send + Receive Festival. Aural Superimpositions presentation. Curated by Crys Cole.

 Chicago, Il. Northwestern University, Department of Radio, TV, and Film. Talk/presentation to Sound masters students. Curated by Stephan Moore.

Chicago, IL. School of the Art Institute. Listening Practices workshop for Management Studio course masters students. Curated/taught by Kate Dumbleton.


Stockholm. Residency at EMS Elektronmusikstudion. 16-channel surround studio, Serge synthesizer.

Click Festival, Helsingør, Denmark. Workshop: listening practices, sound making techniques


Private Composition instruction

University of Chicago department of anthropology. Lecture: ethnographic practices, listening practices. Student visits.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Visiting artist: colloquium, master class, student visits

Incubate Festival, Tilburg, Netherlands. Workshop and lecture: listening practices, lecture


Private Composition instruction

Indiana University Cinema Studies Department. Lecture: The Room is the Frame: Sound for Experimental Cinema


Private composition instruction

UIC Film department Lecture The Room is the Frame: Sound for Experimental Cinema


Private composition instruction

Serralves Porto, Portugal. Artist in residence. Lecture on methods, listening practices, sound for cinema.


School of the Art Institute of Chicago sound department.  Instructor


Mills College of Music: Composer in residence. Lectures, class visits, concert with student orchestra, student visits.