Nevertheless, she persisted (and danced)

It was a powerful experience performing a soundscape for this recent durational performance created by artist Mariángeles Soto-Díaz at Grand Central Arts Center in Santa Ana, CA. I created an algorithmic sonic collage based on her direction, which included audio samples from marches that were part of the #niunamenos movement protesting femicide in Latin America, as well as texts read by the artist and other recorded dialogues of her conversations about gender violence with ChatGPT. Choreographer Charlotte Griffin collaborated with Soto-Díaz on directing a mixed group of dancers and art performers, and together they created a minimalist but at the same time very emotionally moving 2-hour performance. I rarely find myself in the sound artist role like this, but enjoy it when I can, especially with wonderful artists like these.