Synths, tapes and ruins: An interview with Marta De Pascalis

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Marta De Pascalis is an Italian musician and sound designer living in Berlin. Her solo works employ analog synthesis and tape loops, incorporating free playing into steady, repetitive patterns. She has produced two albums of minimal synth excursions: the self- released Quitratue (2014) and Anzar (The Tapeworm, 2016) and Her Core in spring 2018 on The Wormhole. Marta creates densely layered collages of glowing melodic shards and growling bass lines, hypnotic synth figures that warp and whirl around each other before dissolving into entropic oblivion. For her compositions, she uses improvisation on a tape-loop system, in which patterns of repetition create a sense of dense, dynamic and cathartic distance.

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Hear Tadleeh live on Red Light Radio!

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Tadleeh is the nascent project of Indian-born, Milan-based musician Hazina Francia. Her club-heavy, brooding debut EP, Ego Will Collapse, was released in summer 2019 on Berlin’s Yegorka label. Hear her Red Light Radio live set below!

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Shape platform announces 2020 list of artists

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The Creative Europe-supported SHAPE platform for innovative music and audiovisual art is announcing its 2020 list of artists. The artist selection for the platform’s 6th year traditionally places a number of audiovisual projects and sound artists alongside musical acts that range from club music and forward-thinking media art to free improvisation and spatial music. SHAPE is also happy to welcome a new member – Italy’s Terraforma, and the festival has already contributed to this newly announced list of SHAPE acts.

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Terraforma joins SHAPE platform

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After concluding a fruitful and curatorially enriching collaboration with the Paris-based Biennale Némo, SHAPE platform welcomes a new member festival – Italy’s Terraforma.

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