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Grains, 2013

Grains, 2013

Duration: 25 mins I Excerpt: 5:36 mins

Performed at Asian Art Museum in Collaboration with Ian Smiths-Heisters

GRAINS is a multi media live performance that deals with expanding the sonic energy that resides in a single grain of sound. The performance explores the visual and sonic amplification of domestic food grains and their transformation to a collections of solid grains that flows like a liquid as they multiply. Layering her vocals on top of the flowing grains Surabhi weaves a rich tapestry of sounds, multiplied and fragmented, creating dynamic textures and immersive architectural soundscapes.

Vocals and electronics: Surabhi Saraf
Live camera and visuals: Ian Smith-Heisters

Video Documentation by Jenny Chu