Listen to the May SHAPE Resonance FM radio show
On this month’s edition, we present several musicians and audiovisual artists who explore the diverse topography of contemporary electronic music and visual arts. From Les Siestes Electroniques, a French festival that doesn’t reveal its lineup and inverts the industrial setting of a lot of similar events with its location in a picturesque city park and a museum of ethnography. There’s also Aisha Devi, a Swiss electronic producer and singer, who after a transformative experience on the backdrop of the Sahara desert, reclaimed her identity. Księżyc is a Polish band with a long history, active more or less since the 1990s. Their mythical world is inspired by early and late medieval music with a sound rooted in the Slavic tradition combined with elements of minimalism and 20th century vocal experiments. Their upcoming record is expected to be released on the British label Blackest Ever Black.
Martins Rokis is a Riga-based sound artist and electronic music producer. Under the moniker N1L, he creates dance oriented electronics, a sort of antithesis to the cerebral sonic work that he presents under his own name. His upcoming album is set to appear on Lee Gamble’s new label UIQ, with a release slated for summer 2015. Elie Blanchard aka Yro is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Paris. In his performances, which are often deeply personal, he combines audio and video using both old and new technologies. He will play at the upcoming MeetFactory event alongside N1L on 13th June 2015.