As co-founders of SFX, a Berlin-based label focusing on audiovisual collaborations, novel A/V release formats and tangible media, multimedia artists Zoë Mc Pherson & Alessandra Leone find overlaps and hybrids between adventurous, experimental electronic music and various forms of visual media. For Rewire 2023, they collaborate on a new show, where Leone provides a visual framework for a performance based around Mc Pherson’s third full-length album Pitch Blender (2023), a collection of cybernetic sound system experiments that explore the intersection of rave and art.
Known for their energetic live performances, the stage presence of Mc Pherson embodies what their music is made of. They're an artist who's somehow able to match the raw energy of post-punk and no-wave music with the brain-altering potential of the best experimental club tracks, vocalising an incongruous post-lockdown reality over beats that sound as if they're in a permanent state of flux. The results are mind-boggling pieces of rave music with all the signature, dopamine-inducing sounds we’ve grown to love, but cast in a distinctive mould of experimental rhythmic structures and formidable sound design.
Co-presented by Carhartt WIP