Loula Yorke is an award-winning composer and live synthesist who uses electronics and participation to create noisy artworks.
Described by Electronic Sound magazine as a ‘DIY noisenik champion’, the 2020 Oram Awardee‘s electronic music practice dances in the spaces where the personal meets the political.
Seeking to conjure moments of revolt as well as reveal hidden systems of control, her participatory work encourages freedom and self-discovery through an enabling punk ethic.
When performing her trademark improvised hardware-only live sets, Yorke brings her experimental take on vocal sampling, blending it with vintage drum sounds and Minimalist synthesiser music created in the moment: building up from abstract soundscapes into powerful beat workouts backed by kaleidoscopes of interlocking and repeating patterns.
Yorke has played live in support of The Orb and Talvin Singh, had radio play on BBC Radio 3 and BBC1 XTRA, and had covereage in DJ Mag, The Wire and Bandcamp Daily.
Her work has been funded by Arts Council England and PRS Foundation.