Zoë Mc Pherson is an interdisciplinary artist based between Brussels and Berlin whose kaleidoscopic output channels a myriad of sources and research including Inuit culture, hybridity, polyrhythms and the practice of Cat's Cradle.
Her most recent work 'String Figures' is an ongoing trans-global art project fusing electronic sound, ethnomusicological research, video art and choreography into a rich audiovisual tapestry that collapses worlds, histories and timeframes. Released on SVS Records in March 2018 with a series of films directed with Alessandra Leone, the album explores an array of dualities - traditional/contemporary, organic/electronic, historical/futuristic - with its core theme of string as one of the most ancient and playful art forms with seemingly infinite possibilities.
The project was awarded by Vimeo Staff Pick, Berlin music video awards, Berlin Independent Film festival, Australian center for moving image amongst others and received enthusiastic press reviews.
Her solo live sets and kinetic AV performances occupy a singular space at the intersection between forward-thinking club music, audio-visual culture and sound art, with recent performances including Boiler Room Berlin, La Concrete Paris, Eupen Meakusma Festival, Amsterdam De School, Nottingham Contemporary and Beursschouwburg Brussels where she was associated artist in 2016-17.
In 2019 she is releasing three new singles on compilation albums by Weaponize your sound (Optimo music), Bizzaar Bazaar and Low income $quad.
Zoë also works within dance and choreography fields. Recent commissions include the sound design for David Hernandez’s contemporary dance piece “VOX” premiered at STUK Leuven (BE) in 2019,
and for Gloria Hockner’s piece and ongoing research on Hardcore/Gabber body music “Futurecore” in Hamburg (DE).
Her DJ mixes are at the intersection between trippy field recordings and powerful percussive club music. Recent mixes include Rinse fm, Red Light Radio, the Lot Radio.
She is currently working on several collaborations with composers / musicians Rupert Clervaux, Christina Vantzou, Greetje Bijma and more yet to be announced.