A musician standing on the stage in front of his instrument is asked to improvise. Where does the music come from? What rules, laws and structures has he used to create this spontaneous composition?
Maiko Jinushi attempts to show how a simple conversation can change an improviser’s music, how a performance can change as they talk about their intimate desires, transforming her cameras into powerful emotional microscopes that capture the genetics of artistic production.
Sound of Desires was created in 2017 for the Live from Vancouver biennial and resulted in a video installation that recorded the meeting between Jinushi and a musician. In collaboration with IndieLisboa, we will recreate a hybrid version somewhere between a performance and a live documentary of this work, now with the participation of Adriana Sá – a transdisciplinary musician, composer and artist, similarly engaged in researching the creative practice through the sciences of perception. Maiko Jinushi delves into Adriana Sá’s artistic work and personal reflections to elaborate the drama of the conversation, which will remain unknown to the Portuguese artist until the moment of the performance.