Aïsha Devi

Native Instruments: Komplete Sketches

28 November 2016
Native Instruments presents new project Komplete Sketches available now on the NI webpage.
 
The music production manufacturer has brought together 24 artists for a new project to create sonic sketches using their latest studio package: Komplete 11. Working within the frame of electronica, the project features work by Jlin, Throwing ShadeChino Amobi, Nkisi, M.E.S.H. , Mumdance and Aïsha Devi among others. 
 

Berlin-based artist Rainer Kohlberger, who works with “algorithmically generated graphics” in film and live performances has produced animated visuals to accompany the sound.

See the Komplete Sketches website on Native Instruments for details.**

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Unthinkable Nomos in Vilnius, Nov 5 – 6

3 November 2016
The Unthinkable Nomos conference, night and workshop programme is on across venues in Vilnius, running November 5 to 6.
 
The two-day event carries on the conversation around the critique and expansion of some accelerationist ideas that producer J.G. Biberkopf‘s has already been exploring musically through his ongoing Unthinkable radio series. Adding the Greek term for ‘laws’ to the title and an additional group of collaborators, Unthinkable Nomos presents a research platform examining “the problematics of the Baltics, Eastern Europe, Central Europe and the Balkans” through a constellation of artists, curators, editors, thinkers and theorists .
 
This will include a look into the lives and work of two politically-inspired creative practitioners — Daniel van der Velden of design agency Metahaven and artist and feminist activist Tanja Ostojić — to be held on the Saturday at National Gallery of Art and moderated by UK philosopher Dr. Inigo Wilkins. This is followed by a night of music and performance, featuring J. G. Biberkopf, Music For Your Plants, Aïsha Devi with Emile Barret, Dodo Mundo and Encore at Kvartalas cultural space.
 

On the Sunday there will be a workshop at Rupert interrogating four important research threads and including videocalls from Nick Srnicek and Peter Wolfendale.

See the Unthinkable Nomos website for details.**

Header image: Dodo Mundo. Courtesy the artist.

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Aïsha Devi’s Conscious Cunt @ Houndstooth, Jul 24

20 July 2015

Swiss-born, Nepalese-Tibetan electronic producer Aïsha Devi drops her latest EP, Conscious Cunt, on the independent London label Houndstooth on July 24.

As the newest addition to the British label, Devi—aka Kate Wax, RIP—brings to her hypnotic electronic sound what others have called an air of “spirituality and femininity” and what she has detailed as “sluts, awareness, death, and women in a patriarchal society… enlightenment, violence, resistance, mothers, daughters, consciousness, Guy Debord, Vedas and eternity.”

The trance-like EP is heavily influenced by Devi’s meditation practice and produced in repetitive patterns on a Roland JP 8080 synth that, Devi argues, “basically shaped Euro-dance anthems”. Creating a kind of hypnotic pull, Devi explains in an interview in The Fader how Conscious Cunt takes on the “hypnosis of masses via materialistic icons” and induces a “liberation from dogma and indoctrination through a collective and active trance.”

Stream Conscious Cunt on Houndstooth or on FACT. **

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