About

Loula Yorke is a live artist and composer who uses sound, video and participation to create noisy artworks.

Described in print by Electronic Sound magazine as a ‘DIY noisenik champion’, Yorke’s work often foregrounds an enabling sensibility: encouraging freedom, self-discovery and learning through doing. Dancing in the spaces where the personal meets the political, her electronic music practice seeks to conjure moments of revolt as well as reveal hidden systems of control.

Yorke has played live in support of The Orb and Talvin Singh, had radio play on BBC Radio 3 and BBC1 XTRA, and had work covered by DJ Mag, Wire and Bandcamp Daily.

Yorke runs participatory synth-building and performance workshops Atari Punk Girls. She has been commissioned by SPILL Festival of Performance to develop the concept into a staged show for their 2021 iteration, funded by Arts Council England .

During 2020, Loula co-founded SonitusLIVE, providing an online performance space for over 40 artists, and a mini-resource to help sound artists to stream.

Yorke is an Oram Award Winner, having received a special commendation from the The Oram Awards 2020, a joint initiative between PRS Foundation and The New BBC Radiophonic Workshop celebrating innovation in sound technologies by the next generation of forward-thinking women and gender minority music creators.

contact: loulayorke@gmail.com