Irene Cassarini
Utrecht, the Netherlands
+ 39 3314836757


September 2020 – December 2020, SheCodes
Online coding course on front-end web development
(Languages: CSS, Javascript, HTML, Bootstrap, React)

2018 – 2020, HKU Hogeschool voor de Kunsten of Utrecht (Utrecht, Netherlands)
M.A. in Music Technology, pathway Music Design and audiovisual composition

2017 – 2018, Ecipar (Bologna, Italy)
1-year course in Sound Design for cinema, video-games and virtual reality

2014 – 2018, Conservatory “G. B. Martini” of Bologna (Bologna, Italy)
B.A (top grade) in Electroacoustic Music Composition plus a 1-year exchange program at the Royal College of Music (KMH) in Stockholm, Sweden


DJ Mag Tech Producer feature
January 2023 edition

European Female DJ Summit
Selected participant, 9 - 11 June 2021 in Copenaghen (DK) - supported by the European Union, organized by Future Female Sounds.

HKU Awards 2020 winner - HKU Prijs Gemeente Utrecht
Recognition for the social focus of the graduation thesis: “Art as an agent of societal change: how music and political activism intersects in avant-garde electronic music”.


March 2024 - March 2025: Resident artist at Roodkapje Hamburger Community in Rotterdam.

January 2024 - February 2024: Moving/Image Residency at Parsec Studio in Bologna, Italy.
Digital ghosts, algorithms and data wastelands - how to survive the digital vortex and the impact of new technologies.

September 2020 - April 2021: Residency at Creative Coding Utrecht, researching gender, technology and online identity in relation to fluidity and datafication issues.


Every Side on the compilation Ithomiines (Sann Odea, NL) – July 2023
As Light Through Water (76666, DE) – May 2023
Luna on the compilation AntiWorld Z  (Antistandard Recs) – August 2022
Drop Exale on the compilation Virgin Forest (traumgarten, NL) – June 2022
Scores III (Dekmantel x RE:VIVE, NL) May 2021
Data/Death (independent release) March 2021
We Good on the compilation AntiWorld A (Antistandard Recs, IT) – July 2020
Irregular Breathing on the compilation 76666 No. 4 (76666, DE) – June 2020
Ugly Bathroom Selfies (independent release) – May 2020
Mobile Energy EP  (Bene Tlexilax, IT / Lobster Theremin Records, UK) – October 2018
SEKHMETX on the compilation Ecotono (Biodiversità Records, IT) – September 2018
Fire Ritual on the compilation Klink (Stoscha, SE) – July 2017
St. Nicolai (Kalkatraz Cassettes, SE) – April 2017


22.10.2022 - ADE x Strange Days at Melkweg, Amsterdam / with Lorenzo Senni, Bby Eco, Know VA
19.10.2022 - Future Intel x ADE at De School, Amsterdam / with Torus
29.09.2022 – HÖR radio, Berlin
17.09.2022 – FLUID at WAS., Utrecht / with Animistic Beliefs, Mama Snake, Lucy
16.09.2022 – Garage Noord, Amsterdam / with E-saggila, Mechatok
4.06.2022 – Lente Kabinet festival, Amsterdam
28.05.2022 - Overdrive in Tivoli, Utrecht / with Danny L. Harle, torus, Himera
7.05.2022 – Dröm premiere at Freaky Dancing festival, Utrecht
17.10.2021 – ADE Breakfast Club in Radion, Amsterdam / b2b Happy New Tears
11.09.2021 – Shadow Index premiere with the multichannel Pentacle System for Gaudemuas festival in Utrecht
16.12.2020 – Premiere of “Ecotone”, commissioned by Dekmantel and RE:VIVE
12.09.2020 – Premiere of A/V work “Re-establishing Connection” at Gaudeamus Muziekweek in Utrecht
8.11.2019 - Live at Le Guess Who? Festival, Utrecht
26.10.2019 - “Queering the Digital Space”  Italian première at roBOt festival, Bologna
9.06.2019 - Live sound design for “Wings” (1927) at Eye Film Museum, Amsterdam
18.10.2018 - Opening act for How To Dress Well at s105 De School in Amsterdam (NL)


2018 – present: Music producer, DJ, curator, event organizer, visual artist, freelance audio/video editor

Janaury 2022 - present: co-founder, curator and resident DJ of Club Hits Different, a collective focusing on unconventional club sonorities and boundless music experimentation.
Past collaborations: Garage Noord, Parallel, Van Gogh museum, Poing club.

September 2019 – present: Founder and artistic director of Queer in Wonderland, a queer collective hosting inclusive club nights in Utrecht (NL) and beyond.
Past collaborations: Centraal Museum of Utrecht, EKKO, Utrecht Queer Film festival, Come Alive, What You See festival, Studio K Amsterdam, Kiki House of Angels Rotterdam, Tivoli Vredenburg, Raum Utrecht.

December 2020 – present: freelance audio/video editing and post-production.
Past collaborations: Casco Art Institute, FOAM Amsterdam, Utrecht University, Flower of Sound.

June 2019 – present:
Resident DJ and radio host at Stranded FM Radio, Utrecht (NL).

September 2019 – September 2020: Curator and radio host for cultural collective Waar Het Schip Strand in Utrecht (NL).

September 2019 – September 2020: Co-owner, curator and event organizer at HKU Café, Utrecht (NL).

22 July – 29 July 2019: Audio Engineer and sound technician at Norberg Festival, Norberg (SE).

24 April – 29 April 2017: Head of the technical staff, sound engineers department and live audio technicians for “LjudOljud” Music Festival, Stockholm (SE).

November 2015 – July 2016: Sound engineer for live events, responsible for audio/video recording and editing at Conservatory G.B. Martini in Bologna (IT).

January 2013 – June 2014: Assistant engineer at the music studio “Antoniano" during the course “Protools HD, editing and mixing” in Bologna (IT).

September 2012 – August 2014: Radio host, reporter and artistic producer of two shows at Radio Città del Capo, in Bologna (IT).


Dröm - May 2022
Commissioned audiovisual live performance in collaboration with TELEMAGIC, by Freaky Dancing Festival.

Shadow Index - September 2021
Audiovisual performance and installation commissioned by Gaudeamus festival and Creative Coding Utrecht.

Bodyscan 223 - September 2021
Visual artist and sound designer for ‘Bodyscan 223’, a dance theater performance by Robin Nimanong premiered at Fringe Festival 2021 in Amsterdam (NL).

Archive Dive - September 2020
A Gaudeamus and Stranded FM radio commission for contemporary artists to research into their archives and create a new sound piece.

Ecotone - November 2020
Audiovisual composition and score commissioned by Dekmantel and RE:VIVE. The project ‘Scores III’ is an open archive collaboration with The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, Hilversum (NL).

Untraced/Untitled - February 2020
Two commissioned compositions for the installation ‘Queering the City: A Sono-Orientation’, curated by Katayoun Arian. The installation is part of the exhibition ‘Twelve Cautionary Urban Tales’, curated by Ethel Baraona Pohl at Matadero - Centro de Creaciòn Contemporanea, in Madrid (ES). Running from 13 February 2020 - 31 January 2021.


25 April 2021: Panel talk “Queer (safe) Spaces” with Colin Keays, moderated by Vincent Wijlhuizen and hosted by Rainbows End festival (online).
Topic:  Social media technologies, digital networks and intimacy. What does it mean to be queer and women in the era of digital interactions?

15 February 2020: Lecture in the panel “Art as research”, hosted by Creative Coding Utrecht at Pieter Baan Centrum, Utrecht (NL).
Topic: The influence of digital culture, shared online spaces, gender and technology in the creation of the audiovisual work “Queering the Digital Space”.

18 October 2019: Guest speaker at ADE University panel “Girls to the Front”, with journalist Holly Dicker and artists Know V.A., Malin Kolbrink and Nick Hoppezak, in Amsterdam (NL).

Topic: Hardcore’s rising “new school” and barriers preventing more women, LGBTQ+ and other minority groups from entering the scene.

26 October 2018:  “SeXLess And INhuman” panel at Je t'aime Festival in Padua (IT).
Topic: Inclusion strategies, safe spaces and queer emancipation policies in today's dance music scene.

14 April 2018: Talk and live performance for “PHASE Night” at Spazio Materia in Prato (IT), with Serena Butler, Katatonic Silentio and Ghazal from Staycore label.

Topic: Sexual range, gender, queer-trans identity and other sexual expressions in today’s art and music scene.


Checking in with Guenter Råler - Interview by Orbit Festival (July 2023)

Barely Dry Ink - Interview by Rebecca Kreyenberg  (September 2021)

Front - Interview and photoshoot by Loulou Kuster (June 2021)

L’indipendente Magazine -
Interview “Electronic music beyond genre (and gender)” by Paolo Bergamaschi (October 2019)

Noisey Italy - “Artists saving Bologna’s underground music scene”, photo shooting and interview by Diego de Angelis (April 2018)