Amazing night of electro-acoustic noise and sound! Composer, sound artist and performance artist Viola Yip brings a new project/invention “Liminal Lines,” a hybrid instrument/feedback system/dress to the Red room. Opening will be a duo of incredible locals electronic wizard Sam Pluta and vocalist extraordinaire Bonnie Lander.

VIOLA YIP is a Berlin-based experimental composer, performer, improviser, sound artist and instrument builder from Hong Kong. She has been interested in creating new self-built instruments and sound works in the intersection of composition, performance and improvisation, exploring various relationships between materiality, space and our musical bodies in music.

Liminal Lines is the development for the project “Between the Lines”. It is a live electronic music performance by Viola Yip on her self-made wearable instrument and her body movements. It explores a choreography between sound and movements, beyond the traditional notions of techniques and executions.

This wearable instrument, in the form of a dress, is made of various audio cables that allows audio signals to pass through. Her body, when wearing the dress, facilitates a wide range of distances, pressures, and speeds through her body movements. These body-and-instrument interactions devise performative relationships between the instrument and the human body, which allow complex sonorities to emerge and modulate over time.

Event location:

The Red Room! 425 E 31st St

The Red Room is a volunteer-run space in Baltimore dedicated to mind-expanding experimental culture, headquartered at Normals Books and Records.