Nina Pixel, the artist behind the mysteriously-titled project Black Acid, tells stories that go beyond a mere amalgam of ritual rhythms looped in endless sonic soundscapes and dirty dark techno. Often drawing on her own experiences, emotions, feelings mixed with recordings or trashed instruments she cannot play, her work aims to demonstrate the organic beauty of an imperfect life. Her performances balance between live acts and DJing, sampling, looping and feeling, and are often based on different topics that offer various main leitmotivs for each set.
Bias Loop was commissioned for ‘The Pentacle’ sound system and premiered at A4, following a residency both at STEIM in Amsterdam – organized by Sonic Acts – and at A4 in Bratislava.
The Pentacle 15.3 Surround Sound System is a powerful high fidelity mobile speaker system, developed at STEIM in Amsterdam and consisting of 15 self-designed loudspeakers and 3 self-designed subwoofers. STEIM (STudio for Electro-Instrumental Music) is an independent electronic music center founded in 1969 which has been supporting an international community of experimental electronic performers, musicians, and visual artists in developing unique instruments for their work for several decades.
Photo Courtesy of the organisation