My residency project will explore the possible connections between song, performance art, theatre, video, and digital audio manipulation. I will mostly focus on composing new works—intersecting song, trip hop, psychedelic folk, lo-fi pop, electronic music, and sound textures—as well as staging and sounding this music, while integrating performance and video.
Coming out of performance art, I have long been interested in the sound aspect of performative action, in conjunction with my activities as a singer, songwriter, and composer and my set design and acting practice. I wish to explore the porous boundaries between these practices and discover interdisciplinary openings between songwriting and performance art. I will also examine how sound and set design might interact by exploring various audio sources and ways of spatializing sound. By working with composer and sound artist Guillaume Thibert, I will research useful digital tools that can help maximise my exploration.
Furthermore, I will explore ways of weaving in video with Montreal filmmaker Luciana Marcos. I wish to examine the potential trajectories created through the interaction of sound, image, and action in a live show. This might involve ways of multiplying my presence or the inclusion of another world through video, using various supports and mediums for projection.
During the residency, I will record new compositions in the studio, as well as one or more performances in unexpected places. I will also use the production studio to create poetic images for the music.