String Figures. An audiovisual project in 7 chapters. By Zoë Mc Pherson, directed by Alessandra Leone

String Figures. An audiovisual project in 7 chapters. By Zoë Mc Pherson, directed by Alessandra Leone

Premiere: October 20th at Beursschouwburg, as part of Two Days of Indigenous Electronics curated by Zoë Mc Pherson


Indigenous electronic music producer and associated artist at Beursschouwburg, Zoë Mc Pherson (Empty Taxi), binds a series of compositions on her debut album String Figures

Working in collaboration with multimedia visual artist, Alessandra LeoneString Figures is an audiovisual work in 7 chapters. Taking inspiration from the continuous weaving of Cat's-Cradle, Zoë Mc Pherson makes tactile meditations associated with a certain twist of the string. Each chapter explores a symbolic axis around which liminal transformations occur. From the unknotting of the opening to the final transmission, the movements of String Figures coil around a sonic memory.

i. Sabotage Story (unknot opening)
ii. Deep (prayer)
iii. Shaman (how I became)
iv. Komusar (moving)
v. Hardingfele (release)
vi. Inouï (and free)
vii. Transmission (so it shall never be lost)

String Figures live show:
Zoë Mc Pherson - electronics and voice
Falk Schrauwen - percussions
Alessandra Leone - live visuals
Hen Lovely bird - choreography

20.10.2017 String Figures performance premiere at Beursschouwburg Brussels (BE)
21.10.2017 Indigenous electronics program curated by Zoë Mc Pherson in the framework of "THE FUTURE IS FEMINIST" focus at Beursschouwburg, Brussels (BE)
Full program announced this September

Zoë Mc Pherson's compositions are the result of her anthropological take on current day electronica. She researches tribes and rituals around the world, uses field recordings and rarest sounds to contaminate an otherwise trance hypnotic beat driven music she calls "Indigenous electronic music". Debut audiovisual album String Figures will be unravelling from this September 2017. Zoë Mc Pherson is also associated artist at the multidisciplinary arts centre Beursschouwburg in Brussels. 

About Beursschouwburg

Beursschouwburg is an arts centre, situated in the heart of Brussels, that embraces a hybrid and multidisciplinary identity. It’s the perfect place for performance, film, music, exhibitions, debates, lectures, parties and a drink at beurscafé. 

Beursschouwburg provides a platform for young and innovative artistes, thus it’s the place to discover the big names of tomorrow. Young talent, cross-fertilization and an opportunity to experiment are pivotal in the diverse programme which seamlessly coalesces with the generation 2.0.

A. Ortsstraat 20-28
1000 Brussel