MV Carbon’s intention is to heighten our sensory awareness, while amplifying the level of ritual, rhythm, and momentum in sound and movement. Embracing non traditional approaches to music, she uses cello, magnetic tape, gongs, amplified objects, electronics, extended techniques, and crafted artifacts. Her current work crosses and connects media such as film, installation, music, painting, performance, sculpture, and writing; while exploring subjects such as interchangeability, the human mechanism, perceptive states of consciousness, and the empirical force of nature.
Carbon has LP solo releases on Ecstatic Peace (US), and Discombobulate (UK). As well as her solo work, Carbon is currently part of music ensemble HEVM with Hunter Hunt-Hendrix and Eve Essex, and Metalux with Jenny Graf Sheppard; with releases onLoad Records (US), Hanson Records (US), 5RC (US). Carbon has collaborated with many artists over the years, including Aki Onda, Bradley Eros, Brian Chase, C. Spencer Yeh, Charlemagne Palestine, Evan Parker, Larry 7, Lesley Flanigan, Maria Chavez, Mario Diaz de Leon, Nick Zinner, Okkyung Lee, Richard Garet, Shelley Hirsch, Tony Conrad, Tristian Perich, Wolf Eyes, and Zach Layton.
Carbon has been awarded residencies at The Clocktower Gallery (NY), Elektronmusikstudion (SE), Issue Project Room (NY), Koncertkirken Blaagaardssplads (DK), Pioneer Works (NY), Q02 (BE), and Roulette, (NY). She has performed at spaces including Casa Des Artes, (PT), Fridman Gallery (NY), Knockdown Center (NY), MOCAD (MI), Nefertiti Jazz Club (SE), Performa 2011(NY), Pioneer Works (NY), PS1-MoMA (NY), Roulette (NY), Socrates Sculpture Park (NY), The Swiss Institute (NY), The Guggenheim BMW Lab (NY), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), The Sage (UK), The Stone (NY), The Tate Modern (UK), ULU (UK), Worm (NL), and many more!