Electric Indigo, DJ, composer, musician, has performed in 45 countries across Europe, Asia, and the Americas. She represents an intelligent and distinguished interpretation of techno and electronic music. Her DJ-sets are characterized by a wide variety with a clarity of vision and a depth that comes from a deep understanding of the music and the art of DJing. As a composer and musician, she creates music for concert spaces and clubs, and occasionally for stage plays and short films. In her compositions and live performances, she emphasizes the spatial placement and precise structures of subtly elaborated sounds, often generated with granular synthesis. In her compositions and live performances, she emphasizes the spatial placement and precise structures of subtly elaborated sounds, often generated with granular synthesis. In spring 2020, her new album „Ferrum“ will be released on Editions Mego.
Electric Indigo started her DJ career in Vienna 1989 and lived in Berlin for three years [1993-1996] to work at the legendary Hard Wax record store. In 1998 she founded female:pressure, the international network for female*, non-binary and transgender artists in electronic music that was awarded with an Honorary Mention at Prix Ars Electronica 2009. Her compositions premiered at festivals like Wien Modern, CTM and Heroines of Sound. Electric Indigo’s debut album „5 1 1 5 9 3“ came out on Imbalance Computer Music in spring 2018. Amongst other awards, she received the „outstanding artist award Musik 2012“ in the category electronic music and computer music.
Important works include multichannel compositions like „Structuring Contours“ – premiere at Klangspuren Festival 2011, „Chiffres“ – premiere at e_may / Wien Modern 2012, „109.47 degrees“ – premiere at Dunkle Zeiten Festival 2014, „MORPHEME“ – premiere as audiovisual multichannel concert together with Thomas Wagensommerer at CTM Festival 2015, „Hierarchy Glitch“ a commissioned work for Klangforum Wien, together with Vessela Dantcheva – premiere at Eclat Festival, Stuttgart, 2019, and „ferrum“ – premiere of the long version „ferrum H“ at Electric Spring Festival, Huddersfield, 2019.
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Es war eine Erleuchtung. Sowas hatte ich noch nie zuvor gehört. Für mich steckte darin die Essenz dessen, was mich an Musik bis heute begeistert: harte Beats, Tempo, Bässe, das Dreckige, der Funk, das Laute.
Ahead of the RA showcase at this year’s 20th anniversary, we’ve uploaded excerpts from sets by Christian Carrière, Electric Indigo and T. Gowdy.
What are your biggest influences, in- and outside of techno, in your style and which artists do you like?
I’ve started playing funk, jazz and hip hop in a small club in my city, Vienna, soon realizing that, apart from the old records, I didn’t like the new hip hop releases so much anymore. I was into 70’s stuff and kept playing records from this time, as they were a guarantee. But contemporary music was missing. Then house and techno came, and it was an epiphany! These two styles may sound unrelated, but hip hop and techno do have many parallels, maybe not so easy to catch. I enjoyed immediately the new sound. Apart from this, funk has been always present in my style because it’s a genre that surprise you, unpredictable and fun! I am also a huge Beatles fan, in particular of the less common stuff: Number 9, for example, has been a big inspiration for me. I love trippy music, with long loops, monotonous sounds, because they can bring you on a different level, it’s almost like meditation…
30 Jahre Techno – Musik für kaputte Städte?
In schwarzen Clubs in Detroit entstand vor 3 Jahrzehnten Techno. Im Berlin nach dem Fall der Mauer wurde die Musik populär.