Kevin Larkin is a composer, performer, producer and sound artist. His work often explores the intersection of the organic and digital aspects of sound, incorporating manipulated field recordings and processed acoustic sources. Kevin spent much of the last decade creating theatrical productions with Denver based art-folk band Chimney Choir. The band wrote three original ballets for contemporary dance company Wonderbound, arranged and performed with the Colorado Symphony, performed at Ted-X Boulder, and conceived and performed numerous immersive musical experiences including 2016’s (dream) show in collaboration with Colorado Public Radio. Chimney Choir was also asked to lead Colorado Creative Industries 2015 Detour project, which featured performances and songwriting workshops in communities across the state.
In October 2019, Kevin and his partner Erica Prather were selected as Artists in Residence at Great Sand Dunes National Park. Larkin designed and built an interactive surround sound installation where park visitors would pour sand into funnels, which were amplified by solar powered speakers surrounding the sandbox.
From 2016 – 2020, Kevin was the mandolinist for Tree-o, a performance art installation and concert series held during the Breckenridge International Festival of Art where a trio of musicians performed original instrumental music sitting in trees above the audience.
Kevin has released three solo albums under the name Pineross and composes ambient/sound collage music under the moniker Aamateur Aastronomy. He has collaborated with filmmakers, dancers, environmentalists, songwriters, and poets. As an educator he has taught mandolin, guitar, computer production and early childhood music education. Kevin lives in Tucson, AZ where we works with the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance to bring artist opportunities to the region.