Bio. Deidre Huckabay is a Chicago-based performer, writer, photographer, and event producer. She is a flutist with degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Duquesne University.
Her work reflects a solitary, interior world, drawing on a musical life that requires long hours alone and listening. She tends to make work that undermines authorship by employing improvisation and surrealist techniques, invoking the spectator's personal history, and cultivating participant consensus. Deidre is a 2017 3Arts Make a Wave Grantee and a 2016 High Concept Labs Sponsored Artist. In 2017, she received a full year studio and rehearsal residency from the Eighth Blackbird Chicago Artists Workshop.
As a flutist, Deidre has extensively toured the U.S., Europe, and Latin America. She performs with Manual Cinema and the Eastman BroadBand, and has recorded for Urtext and Bridge Records.
She is co-owner of the experimental cassette tape label Parlour Tapes+ and a regular contributor to Cacophony Magazine. She is a member of the Chicago-based performance group Mocrep, co-curator of the WE Series at Elastic Arts, and founder of Spiderf*rt Press.