LYNEA DIAZ-HAGAN is a multidisciplinary artist based in San Francisco whose work combines visual storytelling with sound, music, movement, and text.
Her multimedia work consists of gallery-based narratives that viewers are meant to experience linearly (“reading” the story in a traditional manner) and non-temporally (experiencing the elements out of order, with no order, or all at once).
As a vocalist, she has collaborated with pianist-composer Ramin Zoufonoun on several pieces that combine the jazz and Persian classical traditions including “Paradox of Balance” and “Baharaneh”, a sixty-minute celebration of Nowruz, the Iranian festival of spring.
More recently, she has been working with santurist-composer Faraz Minooei, setting traditional Black spirituals with improvised accompaniment on santur.
Lynea’s latest project, Ocean, reflects on the powerful role the ocean plays in the human imagination. Using electroacoustic composition, vocal processing, and live performance, Lynea will take the audience on a journey through the ocean‘s creative and life-giving powers, its capacity to sustain life, and its ability to bring death and transformation to those who engage its power. Ocean will debut in February 2018.
As a singer/songwriter, Lynea writes and performs original music in the new age, jazz, and folk traditions. She also writes lyrics for instrumental jazz standards and classical art song and is available for commissioned work. See samples of her lyrics here.
To contact me: lyneadiazhagan [at] gmail