Reba Fay, aka Swan Meat, is a poet, audio engineer, and composer from Washington, D.C. who produces musical assemblages fit for darkened club or dystopic cinematic landscape, eeking forth from bedroom producer to festival highlight. Her musicality reflects her approach to the sound making process– combining coding and audio software investigations with vocal and poetic iterations – taking the bystander on an underworld journey through fresh compositions fed with a plenitude of well articulated ideas and concepts. Drawing upon by her experiences with chronic illness and body dysmorphia, Swan Meat embarks on a journey that processes, expands and informs our sense of decay, renewal and expression– her tracks and live sets summon personal electronic soundscapes in excruciating detail, melding arhythmic sound design, sonic detritus and plunderphonic samples with wavering and pitch shifted voice to form a warm possessive undercurrent. Swan Meat’s debut EP Bounty (Permalink) was featured as one of Mixmag's best club/bass releases of the month, and Tiny Mix Tapes has called her work "a seamless crossover [...] from fine art and literature to music." Recent releases include Knife Splits Ice, a collaborative EP with the Japanese producer Yoshitaka Hikawa featured on Resident Advisor.
Swan Meat is supported by SHAPE Platform. SHAPE Platform is supported by Creative Europe.