Medusa @ a3 Bratislava
Medusa's Bed live
Lydia Lunch, Zahra Mani, Mia Zabelka
Visuals Elise Passavant
Lydia Lunch is a restless nomad forever traveling the globe in search of new collaborators. An independent artist prolific in music, literature, spoken word, film and photography, she was voted by Timeout New York as one of the most influential performers originating from NYC. She has performed as well as taught workshops at numerous Universities, Museums and Art Festivals for three decades and continues to explore new mediums in which to express her passion and creativity.
Zahra Mani lives in Austria and Croatia. As a composer and multi-instrumentalist, she creates pulsing, shifting soundscapes derived from her burgeoning archive of instrumental and found sound that she has been recording and developing since 2002. Her work focuses on spaces between, where field recordings, voices, instruments, machines, the sea, the wind, animals and landscapes provide the acoustic basis for auditory worlds.
Mia Zabelka, sound artist, violinist and vocalist from Vienna. She has developed a unique language based on the de- and reconstruction of the violin’s sonic possibilities, expanding the instrument using live electronic devices and innovative performance techniques. Thus she constructs and explores the limits of sound and music in a language entirely her own. The violin, voice and her own body transform into sound bodies, which are at once organic and primal, screaming, lyrical, composed and explosive.
Medusa's Bed Radiokulturhaus Vienna © David Visnjic
Mia Zabelka, Zahra Mani & Lydia Lunch have collaborated on the seductively sinister full-length recording of Medusa’s Bed, which will be released on Monotype Records in October 2013.
Medusa’s Bed fuses Mia Zabelka’s Avant violin stylings to Zahra Mani’s psycho-ambient soundscapes creating an other worldly surround, the perfect illustration for the nocturnal vocals of Lydia Lunch.
Medusa’s Bed is reminiscent of a murder mystery or hypnotic late night radio drama. Evocative and suspenseful, a threat of something devious, sneaking up out of the dark and whispering an invitation to your shadow.