Gascia Ouzounian is an historian of sound and media art, and a violinist working in new and intermedia music. Her current research explores the emergence of sound installation art during the Cold War, situating this history within larger philosophical and socio-political debates over conceptions of space.
An original member of the music/media art groups artSounds, Teknika Radica and Bye Bye Butterfly, Ouzounian regularly collaborates with composers, filmmakers and visual artists. Her recent projects feature recordings of music by La Monte Young and Morton Feldman with the noted cellist Charles Curtis, music direction for a Student EMMY Award-winning film, Miracle Mile (2004), and concerts appearances with Sinfonia Toronto, the Hutchins Consort, The Theater of Eternal Music, and the Bang On A Can All-Stars. As a 2006 Carnegie Fellow, Ouzounian performed in a series of new chamber music concerts with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble at Carnegie Hall.
Ouzounian is a doctoral candidate and humanities fellow in critical studies and experimental practices in music at the University of California at San Diego, where she lectures on sound art and gender studies in music. She holds degrees in violin performance and computer music from McGill University, where she was a student of violinist Denise Lupien.