The musical work of London-based/Chinese-born Li Yilei can appear deceptively tranquil and minimalist. Their work always straddles multiple media and myriad aesthetic concepts, sneaking in abrasive and harsh realities into ambient soundscapes. Raised by a Buddhist nun, Li’s work is strongly influenced by zen, and transience, while being on the autistic spectrum has more generally led them to explore neurodivergent perception and the role plated by the senses themselves in the creative process. Li frequently incorporates found objects, theremins, tapes, field recordings, modular synths, and the guqin (a plucked seven-string Chinese musical instrument) into their beguiling and beautiful work.
DATE: Saturday, 16-09-23
VENUE: Zacherlfabrik, 20:00-21:00