About

THE IDEAS

Loula Yorke is a live artist and composer who uses sound, video and participation to create work. Dancing in the spaces where the personal meets the political, her varied and noisy electronic music practice conjours moments of revolt as well as revealing hidden systems of control. Yorke’s work often foregrounds an enabling ‘DIY’ sensibility, encouraging freedom, self-discovery and learning through doing.

THE MUSIC

As one half of TR-33N, Yorke has played live at Glastonbury and Boomtown, had collaborative work broadcast on BBC Radio1 and 1Xtra and released music on Yo Sucka! and Das Booty. During 2019 Yorke played solo in support of, among others, The Orb and Talvin Singh, and put out her debut release ‘ysmysmysm’ on Detroit label, Junted. Her first physical release, LDOLS, a cassette of one-take improvisations recorded straight to reel-to-reel, dropped on Rum Records in October 2019. The release was included in the Best Electronic Music on Bandcamp, and tracks were broadcast on BBC Radio 3, ResonanceFM and NTS.

THE ACTION

Yorke runs femme-centred participatory 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 SonitusLIVE, helping artists grapple with the art of the livestream: the defining medium of our times.

Her work is funded by Arts Council England.

contact: loulayorke@gmail.com