Brick by Brick
Sound Work
director, producer
Supervsn & Tommy Hilfiger
summer 2023
Gabrilleno and Tongva Land, Kenneth Hahn

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Commissioned for the month-long installation in the back of Supervsn Studios BLACK DISCOURSE created a sound work that explores the sonic identity of Los Angeles as the listener travels from East to West. In synch with a 30 minute hike through Kenneth Hahn, the piece invites listeners to find grounding in the non-human elements and learn how to tune out the noise.

Field Recordings & Sonic Production by Zion Estrada

Supervsn Commercial Interjections
Sound Designer/Mixer: Christian Stropko @cstropko
Composer: Ollie Lewin @ollielewin

Zion Estrada (she/her) is an interdisciplinary artist researcher living on Gabrielleno/Tongva Territory. Her work flows between archival assemblage filmmaking, sonic collage production and experiential design.

Zion’s  experimental collage language in film and sonic works often use layering of field recordings, found sounds and carefully curated sound clips that score a line of discourse that complicate temporality, history and meaning making. Her practice is informed by the palimpsest.

Her services include creative direction/production, narrative strategy, archival research, experiential design, host/facilitation, and sonic/visual works.

She is most interested in the non-verbal  and non-human qualities of storytelling in Africa and her diaspora (specifically the Caribbean) and how sounds hold the spirits of the past and the alchemic power to magnetize communities, movement, moods, and healing. She draws on the traditions of Black Trans abolitionists care making, sex worker solidarity,  doula presence practices and movement architects love of release.

Zion is co-founder and Creative Director of Black Discourse and owner of BZE Consultant LLC.

Director of Programs at BLD PWR; holds 10yrs as educator and curriculum developer.

Board member at Citizens of Culture
Presenting at the Ghetto Biennale in Jacmel, Haiti 2024
Participant in MIT Worlding Project Community 2023