jd-zazieBerlin based italian sound artist Valeria Merlini has a long DJ background in radio (experimental electronic music, radio art) and live performance.

Overlaying sonic textures and cutting them up with the “Äpfelzerstörer” method she explores the potentiality of the DJ tools turntable, mixer and cd players in order to build up surprising, abstract and de-contextualized sound atmospheres.

Besides her solo project she plays in such bands as Semerssuaq, Penates and B Unit, in different combinations improvising with different musicians and with the DJ collective Sistemi Audiofobici Burp.

Valeria Merlini has participated in several exihibitions, festivals and events in Europe, UK and Canada as well as being a member of the italian label Burp Enterprise and being active in the team of Staalplaat Radio. Her artistic work explores everyday life, refers to urbanism and relates to sound atmosphere.