Julie Semoroz is singer, sound artist and head of artistic projects. Semoroz shapes sound using several sources such as field recordings, live microphones and her own voice with software and hardware. She offers sound pieces like inner journeys into the subconscious that penetrate into the darkness. Her work focuses on people’s individual relationship with mechanical and organic time. Her creations address new technologies and our post-industrial consumerist society. In her ecology-based research, in the sense of “habitat”, Julie Semoroz raises the question of how to experience our bodies and lives in the society.
Using a high-frequency detector, Semoroz extracts the electromagnetic waves of the surrounding networks and antennas. The result is raw sound material, which is then shaped, controlled and broadcast again. The endless interference which contemporary mankind is subjected to is thus made perceptible.
Emma Souharce lives with her electric and electronic instruments which she transforms and manipulates sometimes like toys, sometimes like tools of massive decomposition. With a disconcerting freedom of movement, between lo-fi caresses and screams of micro-machines, she sculpts in the sound material to extract the most subtle harmonies and dissonances. Through its turbulent and rugged physical landscapes, this ritualist alchemist works a trance from a series of intense movements to benevolent resolution, with the secret ambition to reach complete symbiotic states.
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