Zoë Mc Pherson is a producer, sound designer, live performer and DJ based in Berlin, whose new album States of Fugue is “Adventurous, freestyling Designer-Electronics in cut-up style”.
As well as creating music for movement & sound enthusiasts, Mc Pherson is a multimedia artist interested in bridging the worlds of sound and visual art. In 2018, she released album/art project, ‘String Figures’, created with visual artist and director Alessandra Leone.
Both started new platform/label, ‘SFX’ in 2020, focused on developing & releasing objects & experiences across various mediums, including an ongoing project
‘ Xquisite Force’, an AV collaborative thread involving amongst others : Forces, Ainissa V, ZULI, Sam Wiehl, Aylu, Petra Hermanova, Hulubalang, Constant Fernandez, Kaltès, Iamnatural, Patrick Defasten, Flore, Bonebrokk and many more yet to be revealed.
Live performance highlights include Mutabor Moscow, De School Amsterdam, Krake festival Berlin, ZVUK Almaty, Schiev Beursschouwburg Brussels, Meakusma festival Eupen, Concrete Paris, Nottingham contemporary ; “Best experimental video” at Berlin music video awards, a “Vimeo Staff pick” ; screenings at the Australian Center for moving image, Melbourne ; an award for best 2019 electronic artist at Belgian ‘Octaves de la musique’.
She released music on Morphine, SFX, SVS records, BAKK, Oramics & Kashev Tapes, F:P, Low Income Squad, Lava Lava, Euphonic Rythms etc.
Zoë Mc Pherson is a multimedia artist, producer, sound designer, performer and DJ.
Half northern Irish, half french, she was born in London, raised in rural south of France, lived in Brussels and is now living and working in Berlin.
The start of 2020 sees her launch hybrid label SFX alongside long time collaborator and interdisciplinary artist Alessandra Leone.
The first installement on their fresh imprint is Zoë Mc Pherson’s
second album States of Fugue [SF02] out on February 20th 2020.
Her first full length audiovisual album String Figures [SF01], released in 2018 via SVS records received critical acclaim from the press and public and won the prices of “Best music video” at the Berlin independent film festival & “Best experimental video” at Berlin music video awards, received a “Vimeo Staff pick”, screened at numerous film festivals and art spaces such as the Australian Center for moving image in Melbourne, Australia.
As a composer, Zoë Mc Pherson won the award of best electronic music artist at Belgian Grammy awards equivalent ‘Octaves de la musique’.
She has worked on scoring choreography and dance performance in Belgium Leuven and Germany Hamburg at Kraftwerk Bille, on “Futurecore 2000” which will perform again in Berlin and Leipzig this spring 2020.
She produced an EP in collaboration with Rupert Clervaux (Whities, Berceuse Heroique) out on BAKK last December 2019. She produced and released two remixes for Rabih Beaini’s Morphine records and Kranky records, respectively for 'Contagious’ project and Christina Vantzou. And has recorded music with a range of musicians and vocalists such as Elvin Brandhi, Greetje Bijma, Sam Comerford, Falk Schrauwen, Hester Bolle, etc.
She released music on Morphine, SFX, SVS records, BAKK, Oramics & Kashev Tapes, F:P, Low Income Squad, etc.
She has made mixes for Red light radio, NTS radio, Rinse fm, The Word, Kiosk radio, Cashmere radio etc. and is now a resident at Bristol’s Noods radio.
Zoë has toured in France, Germany, UK, Iceland, Russia, Kazakhstan, Slovenia, Hungary, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, USA, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Tunisia, Portugal, Switzerland, Estonia, Poland and Turkey.
And has notably played at De School, Amsterdam; Room4Resistance - Traumabarundkino, Berlin; Concrete, Paris; Boiler Room, Berlin; ZVUK, Almaty; Mutabor, Moscow; Vooruit, Ghent; Beursschouwburg, Brussels; H0L0, NYC; Nottingham Contemporary; Freerotation festival, Wales; Mengi, Reykjavik, etc.
With the launch of SFX and a clutch of multimedia collaborations alongside, as well as performing live sets, AV shows, light shows, DJsets, curating events, recording mixes and scoring music, 2020 witnesses Zoë evolve in all directions.