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Evicshen - 'Hair Birth'


Victoria Shen aka Evicshen is a Massachusetts-based sound artist, improvisational performer, and instrument-maker. Her sound practice is concerned with the spatiality/physicality of sound and its relationship to the human body. Her self-built instruments are designed to electronically reproduce chaotic systems - systems which are highly sensitive to small changes in their initial parameters. 

Posted by Sascha Roth

Shen's 2020 highly remarkable debut release, 'Hair Birth' aims to be experienced, and to be embodied as a living and breathing artifact; a total integration of sound and image. The album is the result of several recording sessions with Harvard’s Buchla 100 and Serge modular systems, but it's not a longplayer in its traditional sense. An earlier custom-made special edition featured a magnetic coil on the sleeve, to be used as an actual speaker (as demonstrated by Florian Cramer's 'unboxing' video below).

Click here to check out Evicshen's 'Hair Birth' played through the copper coil speaker on its cover.

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