Louise & Oscar’s Fashion Show brings together two works for wearable (dare we say fashionable) instruments for this Ear Taxi Festival Spotlight Concert. In Louise (2018), Jenna Lyle performs a work for sonic fabric garment with electronics, voice, and movement. In Oscar (2019), Riley Leitch performs a work for trombone, tape (in many senses of the word), and electronics from beneath a pile of VHS refuse and garbage bags. No dress code for the audience, but it couldn’t hurt to be runway-ready.
Composer/performers Jenna Lyle and Riley Leitch make a habit of deconstructing the way sound comes into being–be it through their instruments (Lyle, voice; Leitch, trombone), found materials, electronic accidents, or movement. They work outside of genre and classification to make intuitive performance works rooted in listening and asking questions.