Oscillation ::: Materia Forma

30.04.2024 22:15


Evicshen is the nom de guerre of sound artist, experimental music performer, and inventor, Victoria Shen. Shen’s sound practice is concerned with the spatiality/physicality of sound and its relationship to the human body. Her music features analogue modular synthesisers, vinyl/resin records, and self-built electronics. Shen’s music eschews conventions of harmony and rhythm in favour of extreme textures and gestural tones.

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Evicshen aka Victoria Shen is an experimental music performer and sound artist from San Francisco. Though analogue synthesizers are the backbone of Shen’s music, while performing live she plays self-made electronics, invented instruments, and even acoustic objects like a bull whip. Shen is a markedly mobile performer that muddles the boundaries between performer and audience, stage and floor. Her live show vacillates between moments of restraint and swells of frenetic and confrontational movement. A tightrope walk between control and chance, the whiff of danger is never far during Shen’s performances. Her sound is dynamic with a sensitivity to texture and structure throughout.