Simona Castricum X Carla Zimbler
Fri 16 & Sat 17 July, 2021
7pm, with Mulch Underground
This work contains smoke effects, haze, loud percussion, 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.
“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: Simona Castricum & Carla Zimbler
About the Artists
— Simona Castricum
Visual & Staging Direction: Simona Castricum, Carla Zimbler
3D Modeling: Cody McConnell