ABOUT

Greta Pistaceci is a multidisciplinary artist, performer and improviser.

 

In her musical performances, be they solo or group improvisations, she is equally at home in unrestrained noise and excess as in sparse, contemplative and controlled sound. 

 

She has performed extensively both solo and with a variety of acts including recurring appearances with the A Band, Paradise Yard, Unknown Devices, and alongside members of Arco.

 

She has also created performance scores: most notably for Ingrid Plum’s project Taut, as well as performing Stillness, her own sound art composition for two or more theremins and thereminists (in enclosed spaces), at venues including Supernormal 2019. 

 

Her favourite performance was as a member of a specially convened ensemble playing Pauline Oliveros' "To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe in Recognition of Their Desperation" at the Her Noise: Feminisms and the Sonic event at Tate Modern in 2012.

Greta also has an ultra-lo-fi DIY alter-ego called Modersohn-Becker (https://modersohn-becker.bandcamp.com) and has been in a long-running noise duo with Smike Anthony Bardwell called Earth Creature.

 

She has been obsessed with the improvising group Alterations for over a decade, to the point her 2011 dissertation was mostly about them, and has as a result (and with much pride) contributed liner notes to their 2016 CD box set. 

 

She likes cats and theremins, but not theremin-playing cats.

This is my music performance bio. Please click HERE for my artist statement.

(photo credit: Richard Thomas)

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