Christina Campanella is both an actor-singer and an originator of works that blend songwriting and music composition with sound design, sampling, and multitrack recording. As a composer/performer, Christina’s theater and film works combine live music with playback, weaving found sounds, ambient textures, electronic processing, and a dreamy pop-rock sensibility into cinematic soundscapes and deconstructed art songs.
Christina is currently composing music and audio content for Parts Are Extra, a sound and cinema project created in collaboration with filmmaker and visual artist Peter Norrman. Christina began her collaboration with Peter in 2005 as the sound and video team behind the collective Latitude 14. With Latitude 14, Christina spent 3 years as a resident artist at HERE Arts Center, co-creating two works for performance: Red Fly/Blue Bottle (text by Stephanie Fleischmann), which premiered in New York in April 2009 and its spin-off, Tinder. Christina is the central performer in both works.
In November 2011, Christina’s live-sound installation Breathe was featured in “Kinetic Mandala”, a retrospective of the works of sculptor Arthur Ganson at the Kresge Gallery, NJ. An expansion upon Ganson’s sculpture Machine With Breath (1992), Breathe will be in a showing of kinetic art at The MIT Museum.