Simona Castricum X Carla Zimbler
Presented by Arts House
Thu 12 Aug, 7:00pm
Fri 13 Aug, 7:00pm & 9:00pm
BLAKTIX for First Nations
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
This work contains smoke effects, haze, loud percussion, lasers and possible strobe lighting.
In the endlessly expanding horizon of Australian experimental music, Simona Castricum has carved out a position at the very edge of what’s next. Here she combines her talents with the light and projection sorcery of Carla Zimbler to create a live sonic experience of uncommon depth.
SINK reimagines the experience of stadium techno, stripping back to minimal elements of percussion and projection to create an intimate, immersive relationship between audience and performer.
Informed by Castricum’s background in architecture, the pair will construct a percussive and visual exploration of queer spatial production in hostile urban environments. Blurring the distinction between sonic and spatial experience, SINK adopts the grid-like structure of the neo-liberal city before breaking the square through tactics of garble and feedback, creating a new transient space. The result is a conversational performance that destabilises normative binary frameworks of the city, moving beyond rigid opposites to become fluid.
Image credit – courtesy of the artist
“Simona Castricum’s new album ‘Panic/Desire’ is a dynamic work of urgent synth-pop” — Beat Magazine
“While cerebral, ‘Panic/Desire’ is ultimately emotionally transportive” — TheMusic
– read here.
“Their big banging techno meets synth pop sound brought the crowd to its feet” — Double J – read here.
Image credit: Bryony Jackson
About Simona Castricum X Carla Zimbler
Carla Zimbler manipulates 3d animation to blur boundaries and distort fragments of the natural world to alter mood and trigger emotional response. Working between physical/digital environments, audiences are coaxed inside immersive spaces where sound-responsive visuals expand, contract and melt into darkness.
Creative & Musical Direction: Simona Castricum
Visual & Staging Direction: Simona Castricum, Carla Zimbler 3D Modeling: Cody McConnell