Country: CZ/UK

Avsluta (Lucie Štěpánková) is a London-based Czech-born electro-acoustic composer, improviser and sound artist. A recent graduate from Sound Arts and Design bachelor programme at the London College of Communication and a great admirer of contemporary classical, experimental and dance music, her practice is a genre-fluid journey through deep listening situations, sonic abstractions, dream sequences and pulsing layers of ambiance.

Her compositions are created through intertwining synthetic sonorities, field recordings and live and recorded acoustic free improvisation with objects and materials. Her interest in Eastern philosophy and meditation is translated into her work through the use of repetition and extensive durations. The uninhibited nature of field recordings and the detailed raw intensity of improvised sonic explorations in connection with the structured synthetic sequences are forming what she calls the Phantom Field. It is a field of deep sensibility to sonic sensations and inner experiences of emotions, altered states and dreams. It is a way of being here and now, being in the right place at the right time.

Her DJ sets are focused around similar intentions, combining an eclectic variety of genres with attention to the emotive, sensual and psychological impact and harvesting profound absorption in the sonic journey through deep listening and movement.

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Past events

This artist participated in the SHAPE platform which concluded in 2022. The current version of the project is SHAPE+. Like its predecessor, it is co-funded by the European Union.