Parley

Two-channel sound installation
(horn speakers, amplifier, audio)
2015


Parley installation view at the Old Bronx Borough Courthouse. 2015 photo: Tod Seelie/Gothamist.

Parley uses the musical framework of call and response to form a multilingual dialogue between two voices. The conversation is created through cut-up techniques and sampling of song lyrics from the early days of hip-hop. The piece is spoken by b-girl Rokafella (Ana Garcia) and MC Lady L (Lynn Saunders), both significant innovators in the hip hop scene.


* audio excerpt/mp3 - 2:34 min.