Known to many in the London underground sound art scene as one half of Sleeps In Oysters and an active collaborator with Rutger Hauser, artist Lisa Busby works on the periphery of pop craftsmanship. Bold and reflective, her latest track, Hollow Blown Egg, utilises playback media improvisations to great effect. Generously building a progressively stark atmosphere over its three-and-a-half minute duration, Hollow… (the lead track off Busby’s forthcoming DIY release, Fingers In the Gloss), sees no shame in melding noise, pop and poetry in an electronic sound collage. There is evidence of a posthuman reluctance in her voice, heard first, perhaps, in the work of Björk or Holly Herndon, but Busby’s approach is characterised by her coloured restraint. Watch below the video for Hollow Blown Egg, made in collaboration with artists Kimberley O’Neill and Cara Tomlie.
Catch Lisa Busby live:
Performance @ Arnolfini, Bristol – 14.11.15
‘De-skill and Scavenge’ workshop @ Arnolfini, Bristol – 14.11.15