“sounds, stories and sensations”
Una Lee is an artist working with sounds, stories and sensations, in perpetual pursuit of ways for alternative storytelling. She seeks innovation in the contemporary marriage between performance and poetry through her ever-evolving eclectic practice blending music, performance art, theatre practice, creative writing and digital technology. Her work explores human condition, memory, time, and our relationship with art and ecology in manifold strata with narratives often drawn from her autobiographical events and her present identity as non-native in her current habitat. She is a member of experimental group 'HIVE Choir', a half of emerging sonic act 'OULAN' alongside Loula Yorke, director of the project micro-label 'quills that whisper', and visiting scholar at Sonic Arts Research Centre, engaging with work on narratives within sound arts.
Trained by Jennifer Walshe and mentored by Caroline Bergvall, she holds MA in Sonic Arts and PhD in Music from Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC) at Queen's University Belfast. She is a recipient of The Oram Awards 2020 and has gained support from Arts Council Northern Ireland, Arts Council England, PRS Foundation and New BBC Radiophonic Workshop. She has performed and exhibited across the Northern hemisphere including Sonorities Festival (Belfast), International Summer Music Festival Darmstadt, Nowy Teatr (Warsaw), Espace Niemeyer (Paris), Osaka Electroacoustic Music Festival, Dotolim (Seoul), apex art (NYC), and featured on BBC Radio 3 / Ulster, RTÉ lyric fm and Resonance FM.