Lia Mazzari

Lia Mazzari

Lia Mazzari’s work is often collaborative engaging new audiences through encounters with art in non-conventional spaces. She creates live and recorded events that embrace the broader sense of sound in space. This fluid relationship with her immediate environment, towards a sonic activism through the means of performance, intervention, installation and developing her own technique with cello, sometimes whips , and live-sound-transmission technologies form the crux of her practice. She is the founder of Silver Road, an experimental performance space housed in a derelict water tank in South-East London, later devoted to time-based art practices in the urbanscape.  She performed amongst others with Tarek Atoui, Ashley Paul, Takahiro Kawaguchi, Ilan Volkov, Christof Migone, Angharad Davies, Sholto Dobie and Tom White.

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With the tools of field recordings, cello, whip and tape manipulation in hand, Lia Mazzari and Tom White tease the temporality and geography of domestic and outdoor spaces during various parts of 2020 lock-down, rupturing a sonic space where they are both passive and active subjects. Rather than relishing in the new found silence of lock-down, Lia and Tom amplify sounds that are normally drowned out by the buzz of everyday life and activity. On 'The Unending Attraction of Crowd', they delve their curiosity into aural events during the initial lockdown phase in spring 2020. In it, the clatter of industrial work and manufacturing in London is processed alongside the snap of Lia's whip and recordings at a football match, where they captured the artificial crowd noise piped into the field, as well as the chants of fans watching from the side of the stadium before they were dispersed by police. On Lettura di un’ onda (reading a wave) they explore the duality between city and countryside in post-lockdown summer, both juxtaposing and transmuting aural components in a fizzing aural mesh. On Lia's trip to France, scurrying cicadas, covid-19 safety announcements and cello drones elapse in and out of the frame, meeting Tom's domestic rumblings in a slow panning organic and synthetic sound world. Together and apart, they form a hybridised sonic ecology, exploring the beauty, alienation and acute loneliness of their own lives and others locked down. -- Lia Mazzari - whip, cello, field recordings Tom White - field recordings, digital manipulation, tape manipulation -- Mastered by Oliver Barrett

Lia Mazzari & Tom White – Lettura di un' onda

Forthcoming events

Tuesday 7 December 2021

Teresa Cos / Julia E Dyck / Caroline Profanter + Lia Mazzari (solo)

£12 £10 Advance £6 MEMBERS

Past events