Hector Lee

Bio

Hector Lee is a sound artist exploring the sonic space of electronic music. A musician by nature, he is both a performer and composer with a strong interest in contemporary electronic music and unique composition techniques such as micro sound composition.

He constantly pushes the boundaries of his work by integrating the use of technology such as multichannel audio and computer synthesis. With his research in controllerism, he performs with a variety of controllers and constantly develops new forms of sonic interactions.

After graduating with a degree in Music Technology at LASALLE College of the Arts, he actively engages in collaborations with artists from other disciplines to expand the possibilities and creative boundaries of his work. His work and collaborations have spanned a wide range including theatre, live electronic music, dance, music composition, interactive sound art installations, etc.

Skills

Software Knowledge

Education

Awards

LASALLE Collaborative Prize 2010, First Place

Experience

Works

On Sonic Art, i-AM Festival 2013

Venue: Play Den, The Arts House (02 March 2013)
Description: The performing sound artist in a collaborative sound art performance with two local sound artists.

Sonorous Duration

Venue: McNally Gallery, LASALLE College Of The Arts (29 August 2012)
Description: Invited as a guest artist to perform at the Sonorous Duration.

CO-LAB 2012, The LASALLE Show 2012 (Luminance)

Venue: Creative Cube, LASALLE College Of The Arts (23 – 24 May 2012)
Description: Luminance is a composite of various musical styles featuring live electronic music and dynamic visuals. Accompanied by visuals by Lee SingHuey, the piece utilizes a mix of synthesis and broken electronic sounds.

Decode/Recode: Celebrating 100 Years of Alan Turing

Venue: LASALLE College Of The Arts
Description: A globally networked interactive event celebrating the centenary of Alan Turing’s birth, as part of the official opening of the University of Salford building at MediaCity on 23rd March 2012. For this significant event we will be connecting for 24 hours with 24 partners in a worldwide live digital media performance. Collaborating with artists from LASALLE College of the Arts, a 4-hour performance was streamed to the UK.

Radial

Description: Radial was commissioned by LASALLE College of the Arts, Fashion Department, for a fashion event in collaboration with the Peranakan Museum in Singapore. Radial is a fusion of electronic music with the gamelan, bringing a modern interpretation of the traditional instrument.

Circuito

Description: Circuito is a sound art installation that uses the idea of electricity flow through a structured and controllable circuitry system. The facade is inspired by vintage power regulation systems which inspired the sounds of the installation. This combination becomes our interface whereby each control on the interface triggers or interacts with another control which changes or produces electrical sounds.

CO-LAB 2011, The LASALLE Show 2011 (Degenerate Matter)

Venue: Creative Cube, LASALLE College Of The Arts (25 – 26 May 2011)
Description: Degenerate Matter is a live improvised performance by Hector Lee (hacked controllers), Beryl Yao (yang qing) and Charlene Looi (no input mixer). The piece centers around the process of increasing density to the point of saturation.

Lunchtime Concert Series, The Electronik Project (Sonal Deviations)

Venue: SIA Theatre, LASALLE College Of The Arts (22 February 2011)
Description: Electronic Music Composition and Performance. Sonal Deviations is a piece that explores the extreme ends of music. The piece features dramatic changes in tonality and dynamics, bringing music which are fundamental different into a singular performance. The piece fuses sections of beat-driven music, ambient music, noise music, and minimalism. It can be noted that when a piece of music which does not necessarily appeal to an audience is mixed with a section which does, the audience is somehow less apprehensive towards the whole piece. The piece was performed together with Lee Sing Huey, Lee Sing Ern, and Jonathan Wong at the LASALLE Lunchtime Concert Series on 22nd February 2011 at the SIA Theatre, LASALLE College Of The Arts.

Reflex

Venue: Promontory, AUDI Pavilion (1-3 December 2010)
Description: Sound Art Installation. Collaboration with media artist Andreas Schlegal and sound artist Brian O’Reilly to create a sound art installation for the AUDI Pavilion to coincide with the launch of the AUDI A8. Reflex is an interactive installation that translate gestures into sound.

Vaunt

Venue: Zouk Singapore (21 November 2010)
Description: Electronic Music Composition and Performance. Music composition and live performance for a fashion show and duo performance with Jonathan Wong.

LASALLE Lunchtime Concert Series, with Nicholas Chim

Venue: LASALLE College Of The Arts (19 October 2010)
Description: Electronic Music. Collaboration with Nicholas Chim and band to fuse electronic music elements in popular music. Made use of acousmatic sounds to build soundscapes and musical elements as part of the instrumentation.

Eurydice

Venue: LASALLE College Of The Arts (6-8 September 2010)
Description: Music Composition and Performance. Theatre production directed by Edith Podesta.

CHOPPA, Déboulerait

Venue: Night and Day (31 May 2010)
Description: Electronic music performance with Jonathan He as Déboulerait. Similar performance for CO-LAB 2010. Music composition and performance with the use of two Ableton Launchpads. Live control and visuals were based on John Conway’s Game Of Life.

CO-LAB 2010, The LASALLE Show 2010

Venue: Creative Cube, LASALLE College of the Arts (18-20 May 2010)
Description: Electronic music performance with Jonathan He as Déboulerait. Music composition and performance with the use of two Ableton Launchpads. Live control and visuals were based on John Conway’s Game Of Life.

War Of The Worlds Surround Sound Radioplay (6 May 2010)

Venue: LASALLE College Of The Arts
Description: Post Production, Sound Design. A refreshed recreation of the radioplay War Of The Worlds by H. G. Wells. The script was given a modern twist and produced in a surround sound format using post production techniques.

The Wonderful World Of Dissocia

Venue: Creative Cube, LASALLE College Of The Arts (16-17 April 2010)
Description: Music Arrangement, Electronic Music.

Lunchtime Concert Series

Venue: LASALLE College Of The Arts (6 April 2010)
Description: Electronic Music. Trio performance using the MiniMoog analog synthesizer. The piece explored the possibility of integrated instruments where each performer’s instrument was linked to another so that any action by a performer would affect the other, creating one singular instrument rather than three separate instruments.

CHOPPA, The Electronik Project

Venue: Night and Day (29 March 2010)
Description: Electronic Music. Composition and Live Performance. Custom created performance patch in Audio Mulch.

Grey Matter

Venue: Creative Cube, LASALLE College Of The Arts (20-21 November 2009)
Description: Music Composition and Performance for Dance