Lab 40: Liza Lim – Musical chimeras: on ecological thinking and symbiotic effects in ‘Sex Magic’ (2020)’, aka making scores that prioritise the contact noise between performer and instrument, and how structure follows sensation

Wednesday 26 January, 12-2pm (online via Minerva)

Lim’s Sex Magic was premiered by American flutist Claire Chase on Dec 18 2020 and livestreamed from The Kitchen in New York. It is a 50-minute work for contrabass flute, electronics and an installation of kinetic percussion, about the sacred erotic in women’s history.

Please see links for more information including the archived video (piece starts at 25′ mark) and interview with Lim. https://onscreen.thekitchen.org/claire-chase-density-2036-part-vii-and-more

Further information is at: https://onscreen.thekitchen.org/media/a-dialogue-with-liza-lim and https://lizalimcomposer.com/2020/08/14/on-sex-magic-2020-for-contrabass-flute-electronics-kinetic-percussion/

You might be interested in …

Lab composers featured in The Wire

Uncategorized

The September issue of The Wire includes an article by Tim Rutherford-Johnson on scores that are brought to life by performers bodies. It includes discussion of work by current and former lab composers Louis d’Heudieres and Luke Nickel.

Read More

LAB12: Claudia Molitor, Louis d’Heudieres, James Saunders

Uncategorized

Wednesday 10 January, 2-4pm (CM119 / CM106) Claudia Molitor will present some recent work in Lab 12 that explores listening and looking in relation to environment, and ways this is altered through technology. In the first half of the lab, Louis d’Heudieres and James Saunders will test some new work involving instructions, consensus, and association. […]

Read More

LAB 18: Thomas Meadowcroft, Goni Peles

Uncategorized

Wednesday 14 November, 12-4pm (CM.107) For Lab 18 we welcome composer Thomas Meadowcroft from Berlin to talk about his recent work, focusing on composing and neoliberalism. In the second half of the Lab, PhD composer Goni Peles will present his recent CompositionCloud project, with some opportunities to create content and explore distributed creative practices.   12-2pm […]

Read More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *