The mysterious “Closer“ opens up a cineastic dystopia, it begins the story of protagonist Negisa. Her vocals are distorted, pitched and chopped, even the samples for bass, beats and percussions are handmade – or voice-made, respectively – and accompanied by electronic sound design. In this futuristic universe, one gets lost in wondrous ways: in disturbing soundscapes, gloomy arthouse hallways and reflective echo chambers. But then a warming voice rises in an all-embracing chorus, like aurora after a dark night over the arctic ice desert.
Negisa‘s EP coming in 2023 narrates a story about psyche, corporeality and gender. The music‘s tension is almost palpable, the real horror arises from interpersonal relationships. Living out one‘s emotions is viewed as an act of empowerment for all genders and therefore celebrated. Negisa sheds light on stereotypes as often found in horror and thriller genre, just to rearrange them. The woman* now raises her voice – and in this process becomes a threat herself.
The concert is part of the project "c/o pop Nachwuchs NRW 2023“, funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of NRW.