Lee Ranaldo/Leah Singer performances

Lee Ranaldo and Leah Singer have worked together since 1991 with film and music in a live setting, performing work that explores how sound and image interact. Chance elements are embraced; the experiential nature of the work takes precedent over overt narrative. Attention is paid to things that often go unnoticed, to how close observation can reveal something new.

Sight Unseen is image and sound, the drone of a guitar string, the flash of film frame, often in an in-the-round environment. An electric guitar is suspended in the performance space, un-tethered from the amplifiers, swinging freely like a pendulum. Projection screens are site-specific. Suspended guitar and film frames interact with live shadow play. There is little separation between audience and performer; any part of the room might be incorporated into the performance space. The intention is to create a sound and light environment where the performers and the audience are engaged in an immersive experience, more circular than linear, allowing for personal interpretation and perhaps meditation rather than fixed exposition.

LEE RANALDO/LEAH SINGER – THE CREATORS PROJECT – interview and videos

RECENT IMAGES and VIDEOS:

Sight Unseen 2016 by Leah Singer

Sight Unseen 2016 by Leah Singer

Sight Unseen 2016 by Leah Singer

Sight Unseen 2016 by Leah Singer

Sardegna Italy 2016 by Leah Singer

Issue Project Room 2016

Issue Project Room 2016 by Patricio Jijon

Paris 2016 by Mariette Auvray

Belo Horizonte 2012 by Matheus Fleming

Toronto X-Avant Festival 2011 by Jesse Locke

Here’s a link (and one clip) to a July 2016 profile on Lee and Leah activites as featured by: THE CREATORS PROJECT

 

 

Here’s a sampling of videos from performances we’ve done in the last few years, most featuring ‘suspended guitar phenomena’ and films. More to see under the ‘PERFORMANCE’ tab…

BELO HORIZONTE, BRASIL, 2012:

X AVANT LEAH SINGER & LEE RANALDO: CONTRE JOUR | Friday October 21, 2011
A brief video from the show:


NUIT BLANCHE, TORONTO 2010 – 12 HOUR PERFORMANCE:

 

LECCE, ITALY RESIDENCY, 2012:
We’re just back from 2+ weeks in Italy, Leah and I did big outdoor performance down in Lecce in the far south—had 2 gong players, 4 vocalists, cellist from Kronos Qtet, 3 lge screens and a “chorus” of 15 gtr players, and me w hanging gtr—was pretty amazing… texts by Brion Gysin… We went to Lecce, Italy on the invitation of Sound Res – a residency program for contemporary music and art, in southern Italy.

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