DOING AND UNDERGOING, by FRED EVERETT MAUS
Lex Garcia’s peers have likened her solo works to “transmissions from the universe.” Because of her freedom from formal music education, she creates intuitively and experimentally, using texture, space, color, and movement to produce layered and expressive soundscapes. Perhaps due to their visual art background, Lex’s work lends itself to the moving image – it is the intersection of audio and visual art that most intrigues them. No matter the medium, she strives to express the most visceral parts of her subconscious – that which transcend verbal language – with sound and image, hopefully to access that innermost place within others. Lex sings with Portland State’s University Choir and composes and performs with PSU’s Sonic Arts & Music Production Laptop Ensemble (SAMPLE). With SAMPLE, Lex has explored graphic and text scores, computer-mediated improvisation, sound synthesis, and live film scoring under the direction of Christi Denton and in collaboration with the PSU School of Film..