MELODY SUMNER CARNAHAN has six books in print (Burning Books and Clear Light) as well as numerous short works published in magazines and anthologies, including City Lights Review, Five Fingers Review, Leonardo Music Journal, At A Distance (MIT, 2005), Factorial (Japan), How2 (Australia), and The Closets of Time: A New Fiction Anthology, (Mercury Press, Canada).
She has worked with other artists to present her writing off-the-page: including "performance novels" with Laetitia Sonami; audioworks for film, video, performance, and installation with Robert Ashley, Joan La Barbara, Dino J.A. Deane, Elizabeth King, Michael Sumner, Elodie Lauten, Barbara Golden, Pamela Z, Susanna Carlisle, Elizabeth Wiseman, et al.; and in recordings from Tellus, NonesuchElectra, Zerx Records, 4Tay Records, Frog Peak Music, HighMayhem.org, and Morton Subotnick's, Gestures, (Mode Records).
Carnahan was Creative Media Arts Fellow 2000 at ABC Radio/University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.
Her book/CD, The Time Is Now, won a 1998 Independent Publisher Award for Audio-Fiction.
Woody Vasulka commissioned "The Maiden" for his installation, The Brotherhood, at NTT/ICC, Tokyo, 1998.
Other commissions and awards have come from New American Radio, Experimental Intermedia Foundation, the NEA, the Whitney Museum, Nonsequitur Foundation, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
"The most musical prose since Gertrude Stein." -- The Village Voice