for 4 performers / voices, live electronics
commissioned by Heroines of Sound and the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program
voices: Anna Clementi, Alessandra Eramo, Lorena Izquierdo, Ute Wassermann
costumes: Don Aretino and Muyao Zhang
Merche Blasco is a Spanish-born multimedia artist and composer based in New York and currently living in Berlin. She designs and builds imprecise technological assemblages that catalyze embodied forms of live electroacoustic composition and new modes of listening. Through her constructed devices, Blasco attempts to distance herself from parameters of precision, power, and control. As an alternative form of performance, she engineers collaborative spaces with instruments that are given their own agency. In her compositions, her body and the live exploration of organic materials are central elements. She has presented her works at institutions and events such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, La Biennale di Venezia, the NIME conferences, and the Santiago Museum of Contemporary Art. Merche Blasco is currently a fellow of the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program.