jdzaziejpgJeremy Woodruff and Anna Bromley invited JD Zazie (aka Valeria Merlini) for LAUTSTROM`s birthday special: a brand new track by her! Tune in and enjoy!

Coming from a DJ and a radiophonic background JD Zazie  has explored over the years different approaches of real-time manipulation on fixed recorded sound.
 In her work she redefines 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 specific sound-sources she plays (mostly electronic music, electroacoustic music, musique concrète, field recordings and improvised music). 
The typology of the sound-sources varies from already existing audio publications and sound effects, to self recorded audio files – as live-set and field-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”.

ABOUT the piece:
This DJ set is dedicated to “The secretaries” (new trio with WJ Meatball and Felicity Mangan). An excerpt of their concert  at Limbus Europae (Berlin) can be heard in the central part of the set.

Before and after:
field recordings; pre-mixed material, sound effects, Pierre Henry, GRM, ISO, Nmperign, Matmos, Jérome Noetinger/ eRikm, Chris Watson, Phosphor, Ticklish, Efzeg, Klaus van Bebber/ Philip Eberhard BlumJeck, Thomas Korber/ eRikm/ Toshimaru Nakamura/ Otomo Yoshihide,, Stlluppsteypa, Letizia Renzini, Yann Leguay, Dennis Smalley, Das Synthetische Mischgewebe and more.

JD Zazie

Foto by Luiza La Pupazza