In conversation with Imogen Heap
How is your project involving 'sound seeds' coming along?
Each song has its own eco-system. It usually has a project attached to it. I had a song recently out called Neglected Space, which I am most proud of because it's not a song, poem or film. It has this middle ground that I feel I haven't experienced before. This process of doing a song every three months has given me great confidence. I feel like I'm verging on things that are truly original, like nothing else on the planet. I wish I could do that every time.
Connecting different worlds is leading me to be hyper-creative. With Neglected Space, I combined it with Thomas, my partner in love and crime, where we got a load of friends from all over (they paid for their flights) and brought this old-world garden to life, with members of my local community. I'm excited by that physical manifestation of something along with the music. It opened my horizons massively.
I am now doing something ridiculously complicated � something I never thought I'd be able to do � in China, where I'm taking over Hangzhou (capital city of the Zhejiang province) for a day. I am curating 24 different events across the city over a 24-hour period. Part of them will be musical accompaniments to everyday happenings. I want to connect local people with their own art. It's a day in the life of the city. We're making a 50-minute film out of it.