SPARC: Sound Practice As Research @ City - Lilja María Ásmundsdóttir (Islandia) - Jonathan Higgins (Reino Unido) - Liz Lassiter (EUA) - Tullis Rennie (Reino Unido)
SPARC composers discuss interdisciplinarity, collaborative methods and disruption as found in their works, also presented in concert as part of Visiones Sonoras 17.
Lilja María Ásmundsdóttir (Iceland) is an artist, composer and performer from Iceland. In her practice, she often explores improvisational creativity and collaborative methods, working with artists from different fields.
Jonathan Higgins (UK) a composer and performer based in London whose music focuses on exploring how noise can be utilised as a transformative and generative tool. His music has been performed and prized both nationally and internationally.
Liz Lassiter (USA) is a composer and vocalist writing genre-less compositions with Black Women for Black Women. Her practice is rooted in storytelling and the “viscerality” of the imaginary. Currently, she is a PhD student at City, University of London studying how ethnographic composition can best answer questions around the Black Woman immigrant/ex-pat/trans-national identity.
Tullis Rennie (UK) is a composer, improvising trombonist, electronic musician, and field recordist. His work encompasses sound installation, community-engaged participative projects, multi-channel concert works, video, mixed media and live/improvised performances - presented at concerts and festivals across 20 countries, alongside UK national broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and ResonanceFM. www.tullisrennie.com