live at Fylkingen 2018
Sisterloops is a performative sound art and noise duo with the artists Alexandra Nilsson and Marie Gavois, based in Stockholm, Sweden.
Sisterloops are nasty academics,
strictly wild, brutally feminine,
we are amplified knives.
material – cuts and whines, scratches, bursts and shrieks_
physical – direct action_ savage_
script / lyrical / narrative_
who speaks and who makes noise?_
II: . . . :II
For Sisterloops, sound, action and image are always equal components of their work. They expose details and frictions; they make the extremely strict become wilderness.
– creating artificial sound space – enlarge and make the sounds visible – bring forward the aggressiveness – the brutality – the sensibility of the specific – manual, analogue loops –
Alexandra Nilsson is a composer and performer based in Stockholm. In her own work she mainly composes and performs with trumpet or other objects and live-electronics. Her work stretches between soundart, noise, electronica and free improvisation. With a background in jazz and folklore, rhythm and improvisation are important elements of her work and performance. The interaction and borderland between acoustic and electronic sound worlds is also of great interest to her.
In 2010 she got her Masters Degree in composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Her Master focused on music for film and she is interested in interactions between sound and image and narrative aspects.
She has composed music for theatre and film, as well as jazz bands and chamber ensembles.
Marie Gavois is a multimedia artist and performer based in Stockholm and Dortmund. Her work materializes issues of economic power and social policy in forms of performing arts, dance, music /sound and literary formations. Poetic politics, labor issues, organization and independence interests her.
2008-2012 she was an apprentice in SU-EN Butoh Company participating as a dancer and performer in many projects and exhibitions. During the four years she was as well part of the team of Frictions – international performance art festival. 2012, she interrupted the apprenticeship, to continue working independently as an artist and performer. Earlier she studied sculpture at Gothenburg school of art.
2015-2018 Gavois was the chair woman of Fylkingen – new music and intermedia art in Stockholm.