Loula Yorke is a live artist and composer whose work harnesses electronic signal as an artistic tool. Powerful and liberatory in nature, her pieces celebrate dance and noise; holding space for feeling and learning while foregrounding an enabling ‘DIY’ sensibility.
As one half of TR-33N, Loula has played live at Glastonbury and Boomtown, as well as having collaborative work broadcast on BBC Radio1 and 1Xtra.
During 2019 Loula played live in support of artists such as The Orb and Talvin Singh, and put out her debut solo release ‘ysmysmysm’ on Detroit label, Junted. Her first physical release, LDOLS, a cassette of one-take improvisations recorded straight onto reel-to-reel, dropped on bespoke tape label Rum Records in October. The release was included in the Best Electronic Music on Bandcamp, and tracks were broadcast on BBC Radio 3, ResonanceFM and NTS.
Loula runs womxn-centred synth-building and performance workshops Atari Punk Girls. She has been commissioned by a Performing Arts festival in East Anglia to develop the concept into a staged show in 2021.
In response to COVID-19, Loula co-founded new fortnightly experimental electronics livestream, SonitusLIVE, (recently mentioned in The Quietus), to help artists to get up and running with the new medium and provide a built-in performance opportunity.
Her work is funded by Arts Council England.