Zoë Mc Pherson is an interdisciplinary artist based between Brussels and Berlin.
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.
Website : stringfigures.xyz
Zoë has released music on SVS Records, Bizaar Bazaar, Weaponize your sound (Optimo) and is currently working on a new album.
Her 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, Kaiku Helsinki, Eupen Meakusma Festival, Amsterdam De School, Nottingham Contemporary and Beursschouwburg Brussels where she was associated artist in 2016-17.
Her mixes are hypnotic with field recordings, textures and powerful with percussive experimental club music. Recent mixes include Rinse fm, Red Light Radio, the Lot.
Zoë also works as a sound designer. Recent commissions include the sound design for contemporary dance piece “VOX” premiered at STUK Leuven (BE) in 2019.
Collaboration pieces with composers / musicians Rupert Clervaux, Christina Vantzou, Greetje Bijma will come out in 2019
This summer, she will focus on some Hardcore & Gabber music for choreographer Gloria Hockner's new piece "Future core : all beats are beautiful" that will premiere in Hamburg in September.