Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – sound art

Aurora Nealand

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – sound art
Region: New Orleans, LA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2015

Aurora Nealand is a musician and sound artist. She developed a multimedia operetta about female hysteria that examines both how we foster and treat hysteria and perceptions of gender roles in our medical, media, and social spheres. She is well-versed in saxophone, clarinet, and vocals. Nealand leads her traditional jazz band Royal Roses and the New Orleans premier rockabilly band Rory Danger and the Danger Dangers. She also performs with her solo project, The Monocle.



Aurora Nealand worked in the Sprague-Smith studio.

In January of 1976, the original Sprague-Smith Studio — built in 1915–1916 and funded by music students of Mrs. Charles Sprague-Smith of the Veltin School — was destroyed by fire. Redesigned by William Gnade, Sr., a Peterborough builder, the fieldstone structure was rebuilt the same year from the foundation up, reusing the original fieldstone. A few…

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