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Lee Gilboa

Providence, RI      

Lee Gilboa is an Israeli composer, artist and audio engineer. In her work she uses speech, audio spatialization and vocal processing in order to address themes such as identity, gender, naming and objectification.
While at Berklee College of Music where she was mentored by Neil Leonard, Dr. Richard Boulanger and Dr. Jeff Baust, Gilboa got to perform and collaborate with a wide variety of musicians, artists and technologists such as Rui Penha, Robert Rich, Amnon Wolman and Terence Blanchard.
Between 2017-19 Lee lived in New York and attended Columbia University’s MFA Sound Art program, and worked closely with Seth Cluett and Nikolas Kakkoufa.
During this time she began her work as a curator for CT::SWaM’s ExChange series at Fridman gallery with Daniel Neumann, and developed her debut album ‘The Possibility of Sonic Portraiture’ which was released by Contour Editions. Lee’s work has been presented in venues such as Roulette Intermedium, The Cube in Virginia Tech, Fridman Gallery, Spectrum Multichannel Festival, Qubit Gallery, The Immersion Room in NYU and Resonance FM Radio to name a few.

Nowadays, Lee resides in Providence, RI, and is a Ph.D. student at Brown University’s Music and Multimedia Composition program. Her recent commissions include a 30-channel composition for The Honk-Tweet, and an electro acoustic composition for the group Verdant Vibes.

In[n/ H]er Head

In[n/ H]er Head uses dialogue and recitation to explore self perception and definition. The inspiration behind In[n/ H]er Head lays in one of it’s biggest components- C.P Cavafy’s poem Walls.
Reading this poem I asked myself: How much of what we think defines us is our doing? What do we deny ourselves of unknowingly? Who are the builders we did not hear and why did we not hear them? What are our limits? What are themes that even in the back of our minds are not to be touched or talked about?

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What’s a Difference?

creating a collage out of the voices of 10 people from different ethnicities, professions, ages and genders, the piece examines the ways in which we form our own personal narrative that is comprised of global experiences; our narrative, complete as it may seem or feel to us, is only a fragment in a bigger story we are all a part of- the story of human kind. together, our “complete” fragments compose a bigger and more interesting story, a culture that is created out of collective and global experiences we go through individually.

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I have been dealing with learning disabilities my whole life. These difficulties were introduced to me as an extension of my identity, called Dyslexia.
Through the use of both computerized and human voices, Dyslexia questions the power of external categorization to define the entirety of an identity. The piece goes back and forth between generic definitions of dyslexia and excerpts from a dyslexia diagnosis in an attempt to consider the affects of the summary of an entire identity into one word, one problem.

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