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SEE HEAR (2021)

by Mareike Yin-Yee Lee + Marc Sabat

SEE HEAR is a video work conceived by artist Mareike Yin-Yee Lee as a complement to and extension of Marc Sabat‘s music composition Gioseffo Zarlino (2015), in which nine lines of just intonation counterpoint recur in ever-changing vocal and instrumental constellations. Each transformation of the musicians’ simple stepwise motions casts subtly microtonal refractions of intonation and association. Lee and Sabat collaborate to create a new audiovisual mix of the original materials recorded in 2019 and 2021 in Berlin.

The visual work features a montage of the nine musicians in a sustained act of deep listening. The images hone in on subtleties and delicate changes manifest in the musicians‘ faces while engaged in concentrated attention to their surroundings, engaging a kind of delicate attunement and awareness crucial to this music. Each element is precisely, mutually contingent upon the others, individually and collectively – interactions play off of each other in an ever-changing, ever-evolving dance.

Recorded and filmed in Berlin, 2019 and 2021

Concept: Mareike Lee and Marc Sabat

Performers: Harmonic Space Orchestra and guests — Marta Garcia Gomez (harp), Yannick Guedon (voice), Catherine Lamb (voice), Rebecca Lane (bass flute), Thomas Nicholson (positive organ), Fredrik Rasten (guitar), Marc Sabat (viola), Silvia Tarozzi (violin), Deborah Walker (cello).

Tonmeister: Adam Asnan. Mastering: Giuseppe Ielasi

Audio Editing and Mixing: Marc Sabat
Camera and Video Editing: Mareike Lee

commissioned by :
Eamonn Quinn and the Louth Contemporary Music Society, Ireland
Louth Contemporary Music Society‘s We Sing for the Future is funded by the Arts Council, financially supported by Create Louth and the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.

SEE HEAR (2021)
Mareike Yin-Yee Lee + Marc Sabat

Louth Contemporary Music Society's Festival: We Sing for the Future
April 2021
music film collaboration