Adriana Minu is an experimental sound/music maker that has set camp in the world of the senses. Her artistic research investigates how elements of our lived experience that precede language can be collected and used in creative ways.
In her vocal improvisation practice she listens to and resonates with what is already there, be it sound, emotion, space, social dynamic or the feeling of a pandemic or political event. She likes collaborating with human and non-human entities by attuning to their sensory potential with her body and voice. Her process driven works take many forms, from a (pandemic inspired) 45 minute participatory guided vocal exploration of one’s private living room to durational performances in which she exists within a sculpture and the effects of time, space and audiences become materialised through her vocal utterances.
Adriana is currently pursuing a PhD in music composition at University of Glasgow and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, funded by AHRC through the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities. At University of Glasgow she has been teaching two classes: Listening in Culture and Sonic Arts: Interacting with Sound. She has a Masters degree from Glasgow School of Art and spent her formative years at Birmingham Conservatoire doing an undergraduate degree in music technology. Originally from Romania, she now lives in Glasgow in a tenement flat with her husband.