Electronic, Indie, Pop, Rock
tUnE-yArDs, Andrew Bird, Owen Pallet, Camille, Yann Tiersen
Pikelet, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Paolo Coehlo, Walter Moers, Chuck Close, Yann Martel
Astrid Zeman is a vocalist, composer and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, trombone, piano) who creates live, ambient soundscapes using a loop pedal. By plucking, tapping, scratching, strumming, knocking and singing into resonant cavities, Astrid manipulates each instrument in multiple ways to extract its full range of frequencies and textures. Through recent explorations of her physical self as an instrument, she has learnt throat and harmonic singing alongside body percussion and mouth manipulations including tongue clicking. Her compositions often contrast organic, embodied sounds with electronic manipulations and distortions.
In 2016, Astrid will be performing across Sydney and Melbourne, at the Factory Theatre (Marrickville), 107 Projects (Redfern), and Bendigo Hotel (Collingwood) at festivals including NICEFEST, Sad Grrls Fest and the Electrofringe Festival (EF16). Her performances are all created live with nothing pre-recorded, making her looping tracks visually as well as aurally engaging. Astrid’s music has been released on Listen Record’s debut compilation album (2015) and on her self-released debut EP (2015), available online through Bandcamp.