Zoë Mc Pherson

Position: Producer
Categories: Ambient, Experimental, Leftfield, Techno

Producer based in Germany.

Zoë Mc Pherson is a Berlin based multimedia artist, performer, researcher, sound designer, spatial sound shaper, DJ, curator and founder of SFX label & AV platform.

Described as a “vanguard” by British publication Mixmag and “fearless” by Hyponik, Berlin-based Zoë Mc Pherson is a French-Irish multimedia artist whose practice absorbs elements of performance, sound design, installation art and DJing. Their breathless third album “Pitch Blender” is a tight set of cybernetic dancefloor experiments that flicker between the rave and the art space, and arrives courtesy of SFX, the boundary-pushing A/V-focused label Mc Pherson runs with their long-time collaborator Alessandra Leone.

Since the release of their immersive 2018 debut album “String Figures” and its acclaimed 2020 follow-up “States of Fugue”, Mc Pherson has performed across the world, appearing at Berlin’s CTM Festival, Nyege Nyege in Jinja, Uganda, Freerotation in the UK, Meakusma in Belgium, Madrid’s LEV, Amsterdam’s FIBER festival, Elevate Festival in Graz and Malmö’s Inkonst. They’ve presented spatial sound installations at Berlin’s world-famous MONOM (the world’s first 4DSOUND system), Silent Green amongst others, and work alongside bULt, in Almaty, Kazakhstan’s largest city, to invite musicians to perform and hold workshops at a brand new queer-owned club.

A seasoned collaborator, Mc Pherson maintains an ongoing project with renowned French sound artist Jessica Ekomane. The two performed a special project at Berghain’s Halle broadcast by ARTE TV, and their first recording was released on Ostgut Ton’s “Fünfzehn + 1” compilation. On the other end of their creative spectrum, Carbon 96 finds Mc Pherson teaming up with US techno producer and DJ Ciarra Black, and the duo’s effervescent debut “Carbonated” was released on Peder Mannerfelt Produktion earlier this year. Their most recent project however is 3OK, a frenetic project that was conceptualized in Uganda and matches Mc Pherson’s sci-fi sonics with singeli pioneer Jay Mitta’s breakneck beats and Malian veteran DJ Diaki’s unmistakable soundsystem energy.

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