Pauchi Sasaki

  • Peru
  • 2019/2020
Pauchi Sasaki

Pauchi Sasaki is a composer, performer, and improviser who recreates intimate subjective landscapes through electro-acoustic sonorities, influenced by improvisational aesthetics and ethnic musical traditions. Her interdisciplinary approach integrates musical composition with the design of multimedia performances, the application of new technologies, and the development of self-designed instruments. Her film scores appear in more than thirty feature and short films. She has received three "Best Original Score" international awards, the Ibermúsicas Latin American grant for sound composition with new technologies at CMMAS, The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative selected by composer Philip Glass, and the Goethe-Institute’s artist residency in Brazil and Berlin. Her work has been presented at the Tokyo Experimental Festival, Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival, The Kitchen, Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Hall, the MET, the Venice Biennale, the Gran Teatro Nacional del Perú, among other venues.

The Speaker Dress

The Speaker Dress (SD) is a wearable sound sculpture with a self-contained amplification system. SD1 was first created in 2014, and in 2016, I built SD2 inspired by flautist Claire Chase. This project combines disciplines such as technology and coding, sound art, music, fashion, dance, and visual arts (video, light design, sculpture). During the fellowship, I plan to deepen the conceptual foundation of the project, and create a functional notation for SD3 that integrates musical and movement notation with technical cues, using space - and not time - as the unit of the score.