Curated by Fifty Lab 【BE】
【19.11'2021】 · 20:40-21:20 · L'Archiduc
Laryssa Kim is a rare type. An artist who has seized the precious ability to synthesise divergent sounds and practices into a wonderous and coherent whole, her rousing articulation of music's most sensuous modes straddles both the academic and worldly as deftly as she scales ethereal heights.
Now based in Brussels, Laryssa Kim is an Italo-Congolese singer and composer with an arresting set of influences. Basing herself in Brussels since 2013, Laryssa went on to formally pursue her interest in electroacoustics by completing a master’s program at the Royal Conservatory of Mons in acousmatic music composition. Amid these studies she took the natural step of establishing her own artistic project to develop an intimate, personalised route through her rich experience of music's different mechanisms and models.
The landscape of Laryssa Kim’s music is impassioned and mesmerising. Employing her voice as her central instrument, hypnotic swells of elegant lyrical forms are scattered around finely braided electronics and instrumental motifs that gather into tender song structures. Her suite of effects and looping tools propel her voice through delicately balanced compositions that place her between varying experimental practices. Presented in a live performance setting, these shifting, oneiric qualities only intensify.