Score for Here: Los Angeles State Historic Park
Jimena Sarno

The score at the Los Angeles State Historic Park is composed from sound recordings—by near and far collaborators—which resonate with their experience of belonging and connect them to their land. The recordings are processed through granular synthesis to create different textures and layers in the score’s composition. The project’s conceptual approach to the site is one of composting: the composition process breaks down and recombines the sound recordings, ridding them of their original formal qualities. Through recomposition of the sound elements, the sonic experience invites the visitors to consider boundaries and mobility. Acknowledging the site’s contested history—located on the land of the Tongva people, waves of displacement and real estate development―the composition is a proposed way of approaching the site with sounds that reverberate through layers of violence and erasure.

Collaborating artists for Score for Here at Los Angeles State Historic Park:

Tasneem Bishara (Palestine)
Ivana Dama (Serbia/US)
Joaquin Gutierrez Hadid (Argentina)
Tanatsei Gambura (Zimbabwe/Scotland)
Iris Yirei Hu (US)
Jorge Espinosa (Ecuador/US)
Marianna Hovhannisyan (Armenia)
Coffee Kang (China/US)
Mona Kareem (Kuwait/US)
Gelare Khoshgozaran (Iran/US)
Una Lee (Korea/Ireland)
YoungEun Kim (Korea/US)
Mani Nilchiani (Iran/US)
Liew Niyomkarn (Thailand/Belgium)
Ignacio Perez Meruane (Chile/US)
Mhamad Safa (Lebanon/UK)
Hande Sever (Turkey/US)
Shima Tajbakhsh (Iran/US)