Merche Blasco – CAR[n]E

  • Radialsystem V
  • Concert
  • Performance
  • premiere

08.07.2023 / 22:30 – 23:30
With Merche Blasco

for 4 performers / voices, live electronics

voices: Anna Clementi, Alessandra Eramo, Lorena Izquierdo, Ute Wassermann
costumes by Don Aretino and Muyao Zhang
composition & live electronics: Merche Blasco

In cooperation with the Heroines of Sound festival, the Artists-in-Berlin Program will present the premiere of a new work by Merche Blasco (fellow 2022–23) on the Radialsystem stage. CAR[n]E is conceived as a diptych, the first part of which confronts the disappearance of the human body in the design of standardized, button-heavy audio technologies. In the case of female bodies, this disappearance has been compounded by the erasure of women from the history of electronic music composition. In this section of CAR[n]E, four female voices perform as a polyphonic synthesizer, each using her human form to mediate the other bodies into carnal expressions of synthesized sounds.

The second section features the problematic reappearance of female bodies in the audio ecosystem of ASMR. With its overwhelming presence of attractive young women performing acts of care (auscultation sessions, beauty treatments, sleeping aids), online ASMR channels signal how capitalistic societies – while promoting individualism and eliminating investment in social welfare – offload the weight of care onto women’s shoulders.

Heroines of Sound Festival
Holzmarktstr. 33
10243 Berlin

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