Photo © Bernadette Reiter
electric guitar, live electronics (2023, WP)
Chra is the artist name of Viennese producer, DJ, author, and radio/TV presenter Christina Nemec, who has been active since the 1980s as a musician in both the metal/noise and experimental electronic scenes. After a period of experimenting with low frequencies and sound effects, Chra began working with sine waves, which she processed with tape recorders and other tools to reference landscapes, silences, and extreme situations. She released several solo albums on the renowned label Editions Mego. Chra is part of the female:pressure network and runs her own queer and feminist music label comfortzone. In 2019, Chra was awarded the Prize of the City of Vienna for Music.