Sunday 05 - 06 - 2022

Dali Muru and The Polyphonic Swarm

Dali Muru & the Polyphonic Swarm sit in the middle of a Venn diagram consisting of medieval inspired troubadour poetry, cinema soundtrack and primordial electronics. Initially known as FITH formed in Berlin by the duo writer/filmmaker/vocalist Dalia Neis, and the composer/producer Enir Da, their project expanded to become a revolving collective of musicians and poets spread out across a Paris/Manchester/Berlin axis. Gesturing toward ancient lineages of poetry and storytelling, Dali Muru is driven by the spell of the spoken word, minimal percussive refrains, oneiric textures & deep melodic synths, channeling cinematic imagery, enigmatic narratives & spiritual frenzy.

Their then self-titled debut self-titled LP FITH was released via their collectively run imprint Wanda Portal in November 2016. Their subsequent release Swamp was released on the London based imprint, Outer Reaches in 2018, and was a hallucinatory homage to the film of the same name by Argentine filmmaker, Lucrecia Martel.

Their latest release as a duo, and self-titled album project Dali Muru & The Polyphonic Swarm has just come out on the Belgian label Stroom in 2022.

Natalia Sorzano is a Colombian visual artist based between Bogotá and Rotterdam. She has a BA in law and a master of fine arts from the Piet Zwart Instituut in Rotterdam. She worked in the field of human rights research and coordinated the office for LGBTIQ public policies for the Colombian Government before focusing in her artistic practice. She co-founded the facilitative and collaborative artist-run platform by the name of GHOST and the artist-led queer community space Tender Center. She is now a board member of Papaya Kuir, a queer and immigrant activist organization, and works as an educator at the WdKA in Rotterdam. Natalia materialises conversations and encounters she stages into music, performance to video and installation pieces. Her work explores belief practices, mixed identities and relation, channelling multiple voices and juxtaposing mysticism, politics, oral histories and theory.