Jessica Ekomane


Photo by Camille Blake.

Jessica Ekomane is a French-born, Berlin-based electronic musician and sound artist. Her practice unfolds around live performances and installations. She creates situations where the sound acts as a transformative element for the space and the audience.

Her quadraphonic performances, characterized by their physical affect, seek a cathartic effect through the interplay of psychoacoustics, the perception of rhythmic structures, and the interchange of noise and melody. Her ever-changing and immersive sonic landscapes are grounded in questions such as the relationship between individual perception and collective dynamics or the investigation of listening expectations and their societal roots. Ekomane's first major piece, “Common Fate,” was developed as part of the Berlin Community Radio [INCUBATOR] residency programme. She subsequently released her debut album, Multivocal, on Important Records in 2019.

Ekomane was one of the composers chosen as collaborators by Natascha Süder Happelman for her installation at the German pavilion of the Venice Biennale 2019, alongside Maurice Louca, DJ Marfox, Jako Maron, Tisha Mukarji, and Elnaz Seyedi. She was also part of the 2019 SHAPE roster. Ekomane hosts a radio show titled "Open Sources," focussing on linking folk and traditional music with contemporary musical experiments, and her work has been presented in various institutions across Asia, Australia and Europe such as KW (Berlin), Ars Electronica (Linz), Dommune (Tokyo), and MUMA (Melbourne).

Immersive Anomaly

HAU2, Sun 26.01.2020, 21:00

Jessica Ekomane, Andrea Belfi

Bodily Knowledge and Altered States

KQB Studio 1, Wed 29.01.2020, 15:30

Graham St John, Jessica Ekomane, Lucy, !luuli