Jessie Marino is a composer, performer, and media artist from Long Island, New York. Her work explores the repetition inside common activities, ritualistic absurdities, and uncovering nostalgic technologies. Jessie’s pieces score out sound, video, physical movements, lighting, and staging, which are then placed within organised temporal structures, fractured narratives and musical frameworks.

In ‘Body, Voice, Time’, a three part Sounds Unheard masterclass series for secondary school musicians, Jessie introduces us to some of her 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.

In the third and final episode of this series, “Techniques and Collaboration”, Jessie discusses her specific techniques and approaches for composing and performing gestural music. Jessie also shares her tips for successful collaborations, reflecting on the importance of time, honesty, openness and curiosity – and why you should use your video camera just as often as your metronome.

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