JD Zazie

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Born in Bolzano (IT), JD ZAZIE is a DJ, turntablist and sound artist based in Berlin. Coming from a DJ and a radiophonic background JD Zazie has explored over the years diferent approaches of real-time manipulation on fxed recorded sound. In her work she redefnes DJ and electroacoustic activities. As a solo performer, in small groups or large ensembles she moves in an area which is constantly stretching the borders of what is supposed to be DJ mixing, free improvisation and composed music. Intended as music instruments CDjs, turntables and mixer are her tools to mix the specifc sound-sources she plays (mostly electronic music, electroacoustic music, musique concrète, feld recordings and improvised music). The typology of the sound-sources varies from already existing audio publications and sound efects, to self recorded audio fles – as live-set and feld-recordings -, to selected pre- mixed material.

Juxtaposition, decontextualization, fragmentation, repetition, sonic texture, scratch and error are elements of the grammar adopted to relate, organize and rearrange the sound material following her “Äpfelzerstörer’s method”. In her sound installations she explores everyday life, refers to urbanism and relates to sound atmosphere. She is a member of the Italian label Burp Enterprise and co-runs Staalplaat Radio.

She has participated in numerous exhibitions and events including High Zero Festival (US), Music Unlimited #27 (AT),
Tuned City Bruxelles (BE), Open Provocation festival (UK), Festival Rue du Nord (CH), Audiograft 2012 (UK),
Echtzeitmusiktage 2010 (DE), STEIM’s Turntable Night #7 (NL), Audioscoop / IntroInSitu (NL), Avantgarde Festival Schiphorst (DE).


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