Seth Nehil is a sound and video artist. He makes concerts, performances, video installations, original scores for dance and theater and albums of experimental music.


Seth Nehil : Curriculum Vitae

2012 Children’s Games, video, sound and live performance
70 min., The Mouth, Portland, OR
2009 Bandage A Knife, with Linda Austin Dance
60 min., Performance Works NW, Portland OR
2009 Flock & Tumble, presented by ESS, Heaven Gallery, Chicago IL
2008 Flock & Tumble, with 12 performers, 4-screen video and 4-channel sound
45 min., AudioCinema, Portland, OR

Sound Design
2014 Locate, for Kelly Rauer, Portland Biennial, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Portland, OR
2013 Reach: 30, for Linda Austin, Performance Works NW, Portland, OR
2013 Weight, for Kelly Rauer, The Art Gym at Marylhurst University, Portland, OR
2012 A Head of Time, for Linda Austin Dance, Imago Theater, Portland, OR
2010 Nigh, for Linda Austin, PICA T:BA Festival, Portland, OR
2008 Promenade, for Linda K. Johnson Dance, Portland, OR
2008 Montauk, for Liz Gerring Dance Co., Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York, NY
2007 Circus Me Around, for Linda Austin Dance, Portland, OR
2006 After-Hours, for Hand2Mouth Theatre, JAW Festival, Portland, OR
2005 division/dividing, for Rebecca Davis Dance, Danspace Project, NYC
2005 The Birds are Here.I Hear Them, for Rebecca Davis Dance, Chocolate Factory, NYC
2002 Jerusalem – Nat Turner’s Uprising, for Hand2Mouth Theatre, Portland, OR
2001 The Posture Queen (with Mnortham), for Hand2Mouth Theatre, Portland, OR

2014 Bounds, LP, Aufabwegen
2013 Lair, cassette, Draft Records
2010 Furl CD, Sonoris
2009 Knives LP, Senufo Editions
2008 Flock & Tumble CD, Sonoris
2007 Amnemonic Site CD, Alluvial Recordings
2003 Umbra CD, …edition
2003 Uva 3” CD, 20City
2000 From Cloud to Seed LP, Alluvial Recordings
1998 Tracing the Skins of Clouds CD, Kaon
2008 Ecllipses (with Matthew Marble) CD, And/Oar
2007 Sillage (with Brendan Murray) CD, Sedimental
2006 Gyre (with jgrzinich) CD, cut records
2003 Sunder, Unite (with Olivia Block) CD, Sedimental
2003 Stria (with jgrzinich) CD, erewhon records
2003 Confluence (with jgrzinich) CD, Intransitive Recordings

Selected Live Concerts
2014 Akousma Festival, Montreal, Canada
2014 Akousma at EMPAC, Troy, NY
2012 Moers Festival, Concerts in the Dark, Moers, Germany (aufwebegen)
2007 Activating the Medium Festival, San Francisco Art Institute, S.F., CA (23Five)
2006 Two Sound-Events (with student participants), PNCA, Portland, OR
2005 Point and Periphery (with jgrzinich & hitoshi kojo), Turku, Tampere and Helsinki, Finland
2005 at Correnti Sonore Festival (with jgrzinich), Tarcento, Italy
2005 Amusia Rite, Fringes Music, Milan, Italy
2005 Sillage (with Brendan Murray), Nisus, Galería Galou, Brooklyn, NY
2005 Amusia Rite, at BPM, Galería Galou, Brooklyn, NY
2005 Amusia Rite, 3rd annual ffmup Festival, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
2005 at MIT C.A.V.S. (solo & with Olivia Block, Jonthan Chen, Bhob Rainey), Boston MA
2004 For 12 players w/ objects around a perimeter, Intransitive Music Festival, Boston, MA
2004 with Brendan Murray, Intransitive Music Festival, Boston, MA
2003 at subTonic (with jgrzinich), New York, NY
2002 at DeadTech (solo and with Olivia Block), Chicago, IL
1999 Beyond Music Festival, Beyond Baroque, L.A., CA
1997 Alial Straa at the Candy Factory, Austin, TX
1996 Alial Straa at Mexic-Arte Gallery, Austin, TX
1996 Alial Straa at X/XX Festival, the Electric Lounge, Austin, TX

Solo Shows
2012 Lair, False Front Gallery, Portland, OR
2010 Grassland Alphabet, graphite drawings, InHouse Gallery, Portland, OR
2008 Knives / Swarm, sound installation, Diapason Sound Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2006 Circus Me (A Round), mixed media installation with Linda Austin,
Light & Sound Gallery at the Portland Art Center, Portland, OR
2000 Field Studies, works on paper, Rhizomat Gallery, Hammond, LA
Group Shows
2010 Density 1- 5, ink on paper, New American Art Union, Portland OR
2010 Untitled (Nets), cut paper, Place Installation Space, Portland, OR
2009 Small Gem, ink on paper, Sq Ft, traveling exhibition curated by TJ Norris
2008 Furl, sound installation
Self Projections, curated by Gary Wiseman, Milepost 5, Portland, OR
2007 Birds Who... mixed media sculpture
Construct/Reconstruct, curated by Rhoda London, Cathedral Park Pl., St. Johns, OR
2003 Sunder, Unite (with Olivia Block), listening station
Sound of Place/Place of Sound, curated by Jennifer Gately, SunValley Art Center, ID
2000 Sunder, Unite (with Olivia Block), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
2000 Sonnamble (live radio installation with jgrzinich), hEXPO Festival,
Pina Gallery, Koper, Slovenia
1999 Basic Materials, works on paper, Beyond Music Festival,
Beyond Baroque Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Curatorial Activities
2013 - present Community Gallery at Portland Providence Medical Center, Portland, OR
2011 JAZZ, night of performance duos, Performance Works NW, Portland OR
2011 Listen to This, night of sound and performance, The Mouth, Portland OR
2007 Usufruct, exhibition and publication, Linfield Gallery, McMinnville OR
2007 co-curator, Light & Sound Gallery at the Portland Art Center, Portland, OR, 2007 season
2006 FO A RM Festival of Sound & Video, Portland Art Center, Portland, OR
1999 Intersect 1999 Festival, The Off-Center, Austin, TX
1997 An Orogeny of Circumstance Festival, the Off-Center, Austin, TX

2010 – 11 Intransitive online music magazine, contributor
2003 – 07 FO A RM magazine, a journal of arts and research, co-editor and designer
1995 – 99 N D magazine, experimental music and performance journal, contributing editor

2014 - present, Asst. Professor, School of Theater & Film, Portland State University, Portland, OR
2008 – present, Assistant Professor, Fine Arts Dept., Washington State University, Vancouver, WA
Curriculum developed: Digital Media, Sound and Moving Image
2007 – present, Assistant Professor, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
Curriculum developed: Beginning and Intermediate Sound
2008 Visiting artist, School of the Art Institute of Chicago MFA Sound Program
2006 Workshop/lecture on spatialized sound, PNCA, Portland, OR, 2006
2005 Sound Workshop (“Recording and composing with concrete sounds”), ages 14 - 15
(with John Grzinich), Tartu Children’s Art School, Estonia

Master of Fine Arts, concentration in Music/Sound. Bard College, NY. 2005
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting/Transmedia. University of Texas at Austin. 1998