Jessie Marino

Jessie Marino is a composer, performer, and media artist. Her work explores the repetition inside common activities, ritualistic absurdities, and un- covering nostalgic technologies. Jessie’s pieces score out sound, video, physical movements, lighting, and staging, which are then placed within organized temporal structures, fractured narratives and musical frameworks. Much of Marino’s interdisciplinary compositional work eschews conventional instrumentation, with scores that ask performers to use their bodies—using precisely articulated gestures, facial expressions, and quotidian physical movements—both as an alternative and a complement to musical sounds.
Her work maps out the way humans communicate with their bodies on a performative timeframe, revealing the musicality hidden within everyday gesticulations, signs, and demonstrations, transmitted both consciously and unconsciously. Marino finds humour and profundity in personal interactions and the way humans navigate physical space—an improvisational act that can invoke a ballet, a dinner party or a demolition derby.

Throw Me To You and Back Again is a piece for two performers and a clapping choir. The piece will be performed by Gunnlaugur Bjarnason, Ingibjörg Fríða Helgadóttir and CGFC at Guides + Statements 2 on Saturday, August 20, on Bríetarbrekka at 15:30 Jessie Marino

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