About

Loula Yorke is a composer, sound artist and improviser with a specialism in modular synthesis.

Florescence is out now (CD/DL) with hand-drawn cover art by Vik Winter.

Yorke’s trademark improvised hardware-only live sets see her building abstract sonic collages into powerful beat workouts backed by kaleidoscopes of interlocking and repeating algorithmically-derived melodies. She’s had radio play on BBC Radio 3, Radio 1 and 1XTRA, and mentions in Electronic Sound, The Wire, DJ Mag, and Bandcamp Daily, being described as “one of the most interesting voices in analog electronics”, and a “DIY noisenik champion!” In 2020 her community-focused electronics practice was recognised with a Special Commendation from the Oram Awards. Her 2021 SPILL Commission Atari Punk Girls was an audacious and energetic live show centred around noise, drone and dance music, co-composed with a group of female and minority gender teenagers who built their own instruments. Audiences recommended it as an “unexpected highlight of the festival”.

Yorke is a Sound Generator artist for 2022, developing a new piece for ambisonic electronics and laser: into the body, into the flesh of the world, supported by Sound UK.

Yorke also currently improvises as OULAN together with poet-vocalist Una Lee. During 2022 they’ve played at Colchester Arts Centre, Cafe Oto, London, and the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Belfast.


LOULA YORKE AUTUMN 2022 DATES

  • Presenting Florescence at the Hive, Ipswich for Squash Blossom Festival, 1 October, 2022 (sound, video)
  • Performing new improvised experiment perception is a mutual embrace at SPILL Think Tank, Ipswich, 20 October 2022 (modular sound, laser)
  • Presenting Florescence in spatial sound at The Dome, Bramall Music Building, Birmingham, 29 October, 2022 (sound) + HADI BASTAN
  • Presenting Florescence for the fireworks at Framlingham Castle, 4 November, 2022 (sound, fireworks) + NOISE OF ART
  • Live improv for HARK at Norwich Arts Centre, 27 November 2022 (modular sound) + RIVAL CONSOLES
  • Presenting Florescence at Crux AV, New River Studios, London, 10 December 2022 (sound, video)

contact: loulayorke [at] gmail [dot] com

Photo credit: Jeff Scott