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/

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