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Heather Perkins

February 24th, 2010 by Anne Richardson · 4 Comments · Oregon composer, Oregon musician

If you have seen Heather Perkins perform live, you understand why she lists Mad Scientist as one of her job titles. Conjuring sonic beauty at a recent live performance at Mississippi Pizza, she danced between her laptop, an electronic keyboard,  and several exotic electronic instruments which I think were of her own creation. When she needs a human voice, she croons into a microphone. Perkins writes and performs music for dance, animation, video games, film, theater and live performance. You may have heard her collaborations with Ten Tiny Dances, or with Rose Bond, or with Minh Tran.

On February 25, at 7:00 PM she will be introduced to members and friends of the  Oregon Cartoon Institute as the Institute’s first artist in residence. The public is invited to hear Perkins describe her work at the Institute, which will include a musical investigation of Mel Blanc and his favorite creation, Bugs Bunny. The event is free, and located at Ackerman Films, 13 NW 13th, Portland, Oregon.

Photo credit: Portland Tribune

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 tiga » brel or walker // Mar 12, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    [...] DJ Yard Sale. she’s the Mad Scientist. saturday:::::: DJ Survival Skilz. 1, March 12, 2010 | In Music | [...]

  • 2 In Memory of Mel | Oregon Movies, A to Z // Jul 10, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    [...] memorial, but after the Oregon Cartoon Institute gets through with its Mel Blanc lecture series and concert next year, this may change. Share [...]

  • 3 Art Scatter » Blog Archive » Stravinsky the hipster // Feb 21, 2011 at 8:23 am

    [...] be present (BodyVox is touring in Europe), but the two choreographers were joined by composer Heather Perkins, costume designer Morgan Walker, a painter who is on the faculty at PNCA; and OBT’s lighting [...]

  • 4 Mel Blanc, Music Educator « Mel Blanc Project // Aug 30, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    [...] Heather Perkins was the first person to point out to us that Mel Blanc was first and foremost a musician. As we journeyed through preparations for the Mel Blanc Project, we came to understand how profoundly true this observation was. [...]

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