Sunday 3 March 2019, 7.30pm
Nkisi is the electronic music project of artist Melika Ngombe Kolongo, where she explores her obsession with worldly rhythm and its psycho-acoustic properties. ‘I like to think that as musicians or sonic practitioners we work with energy, actually we move energy around. I am interested in movement and moving—the trance and how repetition and the relation between rhythm and melody can hold that trance. I am also very interested in what sound and music actually do to our bodies and psyche. Music as bodily endeavour and personal experience can disrupt representational illusions, as it allows the indescribable and unthinkable to exist.’--Nkisi
This residency is one of three at OTO for UK-based artists/groups at a vital point in their creative development, thanks to the support of Jerwood Charitable Foundation.
The ascending DJ-slash-producer-slash-vocalist allows people to reclaim their own bodies through her heavy club beats, turning each venue into a true safe haven for everyone to move freely and with conviction. – Glamcult
“I have been familiar with Lyzza’s music for a while now and very impressed by her musical talents… I was obsessed with her last EP Imposter’s final track Fraud, which I think is exquisite! Also I love her vocal timbre, definitely a shining star. I feel very connected to her sound and Dj-sets as I feel we kind of come from a similar hybrid sound-pool. Excited to have her close the residency.”