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“It’s almost like she’s from another planet.” She Does Podcast

 

Ziemba’s hypnotic songs provide solace during catastrophic weather events, and frequently grace exotic terrain here on planet Earth, from episodes of Comedy Central’s Broad City to the French Institute in Fez, Morocco. Her debut full length Hope is Never provides strong arsenal in the fight against nihilism, with hopeful ballads of decay and the infinite; while her most recent release, LALA, inhabits the psyche of a succubus and smells like juniper berries & dragon’s blood.

 

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“Her cheerily-titled debut album, Hope Is Never, is by turns euphoric, alienating and devastating, and it’s always quietly enthralling.” THE LIST UK

 

“Ziemba has a voice like the clear blue sky.” THE FADER

 

“Her songs artfully overlap dream pop and alt-folk in a wistful, fully-realised way.” The Irish Times

 

 “It’s all too easy to place Ziemba in a reductive category of women making otherworldly performance-based pop music, a legacy pioneered by Suzanne Ciani, Kate Bush, and many other prolific artists. Still, this likeness is evident watching Ziemba use her performance as a vehicle to lingering fantasy, her eyes piercing the crowd, demanding to be seen on her terms.” No Fear of Pop

 

Ziemba is a NYC-based multidisciplinary performance artist, composer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. In her refracted art-folk pop, Ziemba applies a prismatic lens to her songs, employing movement, costume, and other participatory schemes to upend and reinvent ways of inhabiting sonic spaces. She was artist-in-residence at the French Institute and Culture Vultures in Fez, Morocco, and is curator of performance art series “Casings and Treatments,” has composed original scores for Lisa Parra Dance and Karen Harvey Dances, and has recently had several songs featured on season 2 of Comedy Central’s Broad City. Her debut album Hope is Never was released in June 2016 via Lo & Behold Records, and features players from Rhyton (Thrill Jockey), Psychic Ills (Sacred Bones), and Roya (Burger Recs). Her multisensory imprint, Ardis Multiverse, was launched in September 2016 with release LALA (in the form of digital download accompanied by Kyphi-style pellet incense).

 

Ziemba has performed original and collaborative work at art, music, and dance spaces throughout NYC and internationally, including: Issue Project Room, The Museum of Art & Design, Knockdown Center, Trans Pecos, Gina Gibney Dance, Onderdonk House, Green Space, Panoply Performance Laboratory, Silent Barn, St. Marks Church, Momenta Art, The French Institute in Fez, Morocco, & The Ultra Laboratory. She will do her first tour of Europe in October 2016.

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