Placed at the pivotal point where ‘sound art’ and music meet, Emma Lilwall’s practice examines genre. By shifting the framework that holds the audio, she challenges stable identities and borders through her art. This process involves the dissection of sound which is refined into a raw material.
Through collaboration she brings together disparate sounds from musical subcultures creating a new ‘super compound’—a fusion of the dismembered elements. A glitch in what is expected is formed, expanding our sense of reality beyond what is purely heard…audio alchemy.
This metaphysical collision of sound ‘objects’ gives rise to the unexpected. The work stands subjectively narrating the ‘matter’. The ‘matter’ speaks through shifting genres—often using low–fi technology which connect us back to their human origin.