Hearing with the eyes - composing musical-gestural works
by Winnie Huang
For the work Winnie Huang has been recently immersed in, the body is the principal medium. It is both the means and the end, participant in the process and in the performance. In these pieces, it is made clear that sound, movement, and drama have been inextricably linked since the beginning of human existence. To create sound, we need movement; and in moving, nearly always, we create some form of noise. It is only natural, the fascination we have in watching a spectacle of sound and movement, to want it to be visually pleasing, dramatic, enticing, or intriguing, and this is augmented if we ourselves are participants in these sound-movement acts.
This lecture-performance is an opportunity for Winnie Huang to demonstrate and speak about her doctoral artistic research as well as to incorporate some audience members into creating live versions of some of her existing compositions in real time.