I start with the score.
I start with playing a fugue on the piano as a blueprint: a counterpoint of voices spilling out horizontally rather than stacked as a hierarchy.
Playing a fugue is simultaneously listening, making, reading, interpreting, sensing, analysing, moving, relishing, and responding to the conditions of your body in a place and moment, facing voices that are both yours and not yours.
This playing maps the technological and socio-political tides through which a spectrum of voices wrestle, and always a silence - catching your breath as you laugh too hard.

Fascinated by polyphony, I transpose forms of harmony to relations, structures of power, perception, place, belonging, language, affect, and ways to listen and produce simultaneously.

Layering,
immersion,
cinema,
grammar,
mapping,
interweaving,
threads, lines,
harmony,
consonance,
dissonance,
polyphony,
counterpoint,
cooking with leftovers,
mise-en-scène,
participation,
compromised perspectives,
staring obliquely,
cut and paste,
embodied knowledge, Chinatown,
"chinatown",
models,
temporary visas,
reading together out loud, tonal and atonal languages,
alleatoric improvisation,
karaoke,
overhead projections,
third space, third generation
recorded sound,
the Wall of Sound,
AM radio,
singing a cappella,
borrowed voices,
listening-as-producing,
practising,
rehearsing,
walking through,
living research,
virtual horizon,
ground,
breath,
context
serena lee
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