Marina Rosenfeld, an artist, composer, and adjunct professor who teaches sonic arts in the School of Visual, Media and Performing Arts, has received a prestigious Herb Alpert Award.

The Herb Alpert Award in the Arts is an unrestricted prize of $75,000 given annually to risk-taking midcareer artists working in the fields of dance, film/video, music, theater, and the visual arts. The prize was initiated and funded by the Herb Alpert Foundation and has been administered by the California Institute of the Arts since 1994.

Marina Rosenfeld

Rosenfeld, who creates across the boundaries of music, performance, and visual art, has had her works presented by institutions including the Park Avenue Armory, the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and The Kitchen as well as festivals, including Wien Modern, Ultima, Borealis, and the Holland Festival, and many others.

She also performs frequently as a turntablist, alongside collaborators from Christian Marclay to Warrior Queen, and has created music for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and choreographers Ralph Lemon and Maria Hassabi.

When describing her work, Rosenfeld said, “I listen to sites by listening to my voice in them, observing my own and others’ bodies at rest and in action, imagining modes of entanglement that are prosocial, tuned to outlying frequencies and sensitive to difference.”

Currently on a fellowship residence at La Becque in Switzerland, Rosenfeld’s other awards include a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant to Artists award and honors from Ars Electronica and the New York Foundation for the Arts, among others.

Before teaching at Brooklyn College, Rosenfeld was a faculty member at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts and co-chaired its department of Music/Sound from 2007 to 2021.