Futura Sound Observations: Jessica Ekomane - DJ Saliva - Luz
Jessica Ekomane is a French-born and Berlin-based electronic musician and sound artist. Her practice unfolds around live performances and installations. Her quadraphonic performances, characterized by their physical affect, seek a cathartic effect through the interplay of psychoacoustics, the perception of rhythmic structures and the interchange of noise and melody. Her ever-changing and immersive sonic landscapes are grounded in questions such as the relationship between individual perception and collective dynamics or the investigation of listening expectations and their societal roots.
Jessica Ekomane was one the six composers chosen as collaborators by Natascha Süder Happelman for her installation at the German pavilion of the Venice Biennale 2019. She’s been part of the SHAPE Platform roaster of artists for 2019. September 2019 saw the release of her first LP Multivocal via Important Records. Her work has been presented in various institutions worldwide such as CTM festival (Berlin), Ars Electronica (Linz), Dommune (Tokyo) and Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Omaha).
Dj Saliva, a resident DJ & founding member of Porto based queer party Arena Spa Superiora, painter, music producer, fashion composer, who’s currently living in Berlin curating the visual identity and artworks for labels like Herrensauna and PSSSH records. In his sets he aims for a hybrid fusion of old school & hi tech new school sounds, from up tempo tek, electro & breaks, to trippy, unexpected & hypnotic tribal materials.
BIO: Luz (they / them) is a DJ, curator, community organiser, nightlife activist and disruptor. They are co-founder of Berlin-based queer collective Room 4 Resistance and a member of Unsound Festival’s mutual respect team. Their practice of nightlife is deeply anchored in community care and harm reduction. As a DJ, they enjoy building narratives across genres & eras, such as bass music, breaks, experimental, left-field, IDM, D’n’B, deep techno & more. Luz has performed at countless international venues & festivals, highlights of which include Panorama Bar and Tresor (Berlin), Et Andet Sted (Copenhagen), Hot Mass (Pittsburgh), Movement week-end - Industry Brunch (Detroit), La Station Gare Des mines (Paris), & more recently 5 Miles (London), Nyege Nyege (Uganda), Unsound (Poland) and Horst (Belgium) festivals. FB: https://www.facebook.com/LuzRoom4Resistance SC: https://soundcloud.com/r4r_luz
This event was made possible with funding by NEUSTART KULTUR