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Li Yilei – Specimen

Li Yilei treats us to an 8 part polymorphic sonic journey. Slipping in and out of genre categorisations, 'Specimen' offers a snapshot of a young artist bursting with ideas, thoughts and feelings: an aural documentation reflecting the various conditions of being. 

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Li Yilei

LI YILEI (b. China) is a conceptual artist working primarily with sound, performance and installation.

As a gender non-conforming individual with Aspergers, the experience fluctuates between chaos and sometimes painful stillness, reflecting various conditions of being.

Journeying from a fine art background to a place of greater fulfilment via musical composition and performance, their body of work is plagued with the polarity of minimalist subtle moments that are translated into abstract sonic languages.

Li’s works are manifestations of an inquiry into tropes of phenomena, existence, power dynamics, and the politics of sound and listening.

Constantly examines the discriminatory perception of the world’s phenomena in its subtlest terms, exploring the inaudible and diaspora body, as well as the practice of non- hierarchical listening.

Li often creates quasi instrumental sculptures, using obscure instruments and field recordings, improvising with sampler and daily objects. Li’s musical work ranges from cinematic atmospheric music to noise.

Li releasesed her debut album Unabled Form on LTR Records in 2020. 

https://www.yileili.com/