Gel is produced and enacted by Karis Zidore, a dancer and choreographer, who lives and works in Berlin and Copenhagen. ‘Drama Tools’ – her musical debut – will be released by NESM on April 4, 2018.
Karis has been making music for years, next to her work with dance and choreography in the context of the artistic collective DANSEatelier. It has been an expression of solitude and introspection leaning against the sociality and physicality of dancing.
The music comes out as deconstructed dance music dwelling on the constant displacement of beats and the friction between rhythms and soundscapes. Yes, it’s dance music – and yet it wants to maintain the messiness of the body; crooked, natural and out of sync. Sometimes it’s just hard to separate the body from the music.