Charmaine Lee

Charmaine Lee (b. 1991) is a New York-based vocalist from Sydney, Australia. Her music is predominantly improvised, favoring a uniquely personal approach to vocal expression concerned with spontaneity, playfulness, and risk-taking. Beyond extended vocal technique, Lee uses amplification, feedback, and microphones to augment and distort the voice.

Lee has performed across a wide range of contexts, including the Lincoln Center, the Kitchen, MoMA, and various basements around the US. She maintains ongoing collaborations with Ikue Mori, Conrad Tao, Aki Onda, and Eric Wubbels and has run a record label, Kǒu (口) Records, since 2023. As a composer, Lee has been commissioned by leading new music and commercial enterprises such as HBO Max, International Contemporary Ensemble, the Wet Ink Ensemble, and Spektral Quartet.

Charmaine Lee is presented as part our algovoice concert programme - exploring the intersection of the voice and algorithmic composition, in the context of contemporary experimental electronic music. algovoice is presented with support from the Swedish Arts Council and in collaboration with Fylkingen.