A composer and sound artist, Beau Kenyon seeks out and creates projects for interdisciplinary collaboration, innovative opportunities for audience engagement, and curiosity-driven learning models. His current work, the SOUND gathers voice recordings from immigrant students of the Boston International Newcomers Academy [BINcA] and connects them throughout Boston in a 3-movement interdisciplinary installation of sound, sculpture, and movement located in seven Boston neighborhoods -- all free and open to the public. A project that is primarily funded by a NEFA Creative City Grant and Artist Residency with the Northeastern Center for the Arts, the SOUND is presented with the exhibition Fog x FLO: Fujiko Nakaya on the Emerald Necklace as well at five Boston Public Library locations including the central location at Copley Square, the MFA, and the Pao Arts Center. Education/outreach partnerships include 826 Boston and Tufts University.
In addition to drawing on his musical training from Berklee College of Music (B.M. Piano and Composition) and Tufts University (M.A. Composition), he also engages his 10-plus years of experience in Montessori-based curriculum design and education leadership as well as his ongoing investigation of music cognition — most recently contributing to a publication in PLoS ONE on the relationship between musical study and Executive Function. Collectively, these passions work together to shape his fundamental approach to collaboration, partnership, and creativity. Kenyon is currently Artist in Residence at Northeastern College of Arts, Media, and Design and Lecturer at the Northeastern University College of Arts, Media, and Design. He also enjoys ongoing collaborations with choreographer Peter DiMuro, sculptor Natalia Zubko, and multi-media artist Yu-Wen Wu, while continuing to investigate creative and collaborative dialogues with a wide spectrum of artists, scientists, and humanitarians throughout the world.
Through months of close research in the ISGM archives and personal investigations into the writings, preferences, and general life of Isabella Stewart Gardner herself, Beau has composed and produced a score to complement PDM's The House of Accumulated Beauties.