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Sound Practitioners Visiting Speaker programme: Isa Suarez

13th October 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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* Open to UAL students and staff *


Isa Suarez is an artist and musician, originating from the Basque region and based in London. She works across genres of sound making from large-scale public artworks to film score to songwriting.

She will make demonstrations and presentations of the following:
- Collaborative processes in public and participatory art: A discussion of methods I use in developing participatory art works through performance, installation and musical scores. This work takes cues from public contributions, drawing on the ways the everyday becomes extraordinary in the process of making art.
- Music for TV and independent film: approaches used in studio work, musicians, aesthetics, narrative.
- Performance: songwriting and live sound experiences in festivals and clubs in Europe.

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Isa Suarez is a London based artist and composer, originating from the Basque region. She trained as a classical musician and now works as a sound-artist, composer, songwriter and singer.  She has exhibited at Tate Britain, Barbican Arts Centre, Whitechapel Art Gallery, South London Gallery, Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art and Cape Town Art Biennale. She has collaborated and performed with musicians from the English National Opera, the BBC Concert Orchestra, Jazz Renegades, Transglobal Underground, Inner Vision Ensemble, Revolutionary Dub Warriors, Test Department and The Khoi Khonnexion. Her compositions and songs are eclectic and have been broadcast, performed and released worldwide. She has scored a wide range of films for Television and Independent Film from emotional psycho-dramas, to adventure documentaries, socio-political, visual art and animation both in the UK and internationally.
Inspired by her interest in human rights and community engagement, Suarez has created several sound installations and public art works that explore these subjects through performance, sound art, music and lyrics. These projects have also led her to collaborate, perform and exhibit with other communities and artists in London, South Africa and Argentina including Amnesty International, Greenpeace, Platform, Big Chill Festival, Liberty Festival, Cape Town 09 Art Bienale and Etoy.

For more information about Isa Suarez visit: www.isasuarez.com



Lecture Theatre B, London College of Communication.


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CRiSAP & LCC Sound Arts Visiting Practitioners series 2016-17: weekly talks for current BA, MA and PhD students and staff across UAL.


13th October 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


CRiSAP & LCC Sound Arts Dpt


Elephant & Castle
London , SE1 6SB United Kingdom
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