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Recognition

A unique interdisciplinary project melding powerful film imagery with music, inviting the audience to reflect on history in a visceral way.

  • Project Created By

    Sara Serpa

    A native from Lisboa, Portuguese Sara Serpa is a singer, composer, improviser, that through her practice and performance, explores the use of the voice as an instrument, working in the field of jazz, improvised and experimental music, since moving to New York in 2008.

  • Project Location
    New York, New York
  • Project Dates
    Start Date
    June 23, 2019
    End Date
    June 25, 2019

Recognition

A unique interdisciplinary project melding powerful film imagery with music, inviting the audience to reflect on history in a visceral way.

My work seeks to present a form of resistance to the homogenization of European colonial narratives, particularly in a moment of rising nationalist and white supremacists movements.This piece aims to continue the debate on privilege and the (in)visibility of the colonized people. The visuals used are highly personal – through my grandfather’s lens, I deal with my own connection to this era of Portuguese history. I am applying to a New Music USA grant to be able to record Recognition in June 2019. The audio recording features my voice and compositions , Zeena Parkins on harp, Mark Turner on saxophone and David Virelles on piano. We will spend two days in the studio. This project will be a self-released album, and all the funding will be used towards studio and musician’s fees.

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