CV


Irene Cassarini
Utrecht, the Netherlands
+ 39 3314836757
guenterraler@mail.com



EDUCATION

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


AWARDS AND HIGHLIGHTS

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

Winner of the HKU Prijs Gemeente Utrecht 2020 at the HKU Awards, with the graduation project: “Art as an agent of societal change: how music and political activism intersects in avant-garde electronic music”.

   
DISCOGRAPHY

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



WORK EXPERIENCE

2018 – present: Freelancer Artist (concerts, commissioned compositions, residencies, releases)

September 2019 – present: Founder and artistic director of Queer in Wonderland, a queer collective hosting inclusive club nights in Utrecht (NL).

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

December 2020 – May 2021: Freelance audio and video post-production for Casco Art Institute, 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).




COMMISSIONS

May 2022: Dröm, a commissioned audiovisual live performance in collaboration with TELEMAGIC, by Freaky Dancing Festival. 

September 2021: Shadow Index audiovisual performance and installation commissioned by Gaudeamus festival and Creative Coding Utrecht, co-producer by Uncloud.

September 2021: Bodyscan 223, commissioned visuals and sound designe for a dance theater performance by Robin Nimanong premiered at Fringe Festival 2021 in Amsterdam (NL).

September 2020: Archive Dive, a Gaudeamus and Stranded FM radio commission for contemporary artists to dig up music from their archives and create a new piece.

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

13 February 2020 - 31 January 2021: Untraced/Untitled, 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).



RESIDENCIES

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



SELECTED PERFORMANCES

4 June 2022 – Lente Kabinet 2022 in Amsterdam (NL)
7 May 2022 – Dröm premiere at Freaky Dancing festival in Utrecht (NL).
17 October 2021 – DJ set @ADE Breakfast Club in Radion, Amsterdam (NL)
11 September 2021 – Shadow Index premiere with the multichannel Pentacle System for Gaudemuas (NL).
31 March 2021 – DJ set at Radio Radio, Amsterdam (NL), invited by Carista.
16 December 2020 – Premiere of “Ecotone”, an audiovisual film composed and scored for a commission by Dekmantel and RE:VIVE (Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid).
12 September 2020 – Premiere of A/V work “Re-establishing Connection” at Gaudeamus Muziekweek in Utrecht (NL).
27 June 2020 - DJ set for HKU Exposure Afterparty in EKKO, Utrecht (NL) (+ Elias Mazian).
10 June 2020 - Guest DJ for WAS. on Stranded FM radio, Utrecht (NL).
28 May 2020 - DJ set at Warehouse Elementstraat, Amsterdam (NL) (+ Mark Knekelhuis, Animistic Beliefs, Know V.A.)
29 February 2020 - Live at Symbyosys in Sexyland, Amsterdam (NL) (+ Yre Den, Yoong, Zgjim, Bby Eco).
15 February 2020 - Dutch premiere of A/V “Queering the Digital Space” at Uncloud Festival in Utrecht (NL), (+ Dis Fig, NSDOS, Object Blue).
23 January 2020 – Whitespace at OT301 in Amsterdam (NL) (+ Fis, djb, Anni Nöps, Jonathan Castro).
14 January 2020 - Guest DJ for Strange Days on Red Light Radio in Amsterdam (NL), hosted by Know V.A.
8 November 2019 - Live at Le Guess Who? Festival, Utrecht (NL).
2 November 2019 - DJ set for Overdrive in Tivoli, Utrecht (NL) (+ Giant Swan, Stranger, Mad Miran).
26 October 2019 - Italian premiere of A/V performance “Queering the Digital Space” at roBOt Festival in Bologna (IT) (+ Alessandro Cortini, Afrodeutsche, Donato Dozzy, Interstellar Funk).
9 September 2019 - DJ set at The Current in Utrecht (NL) (+ Lechuga Zafiro, Alternative Alignment, Luke Cohelen).
9 June 2019 - Live foley and sound design for the silent movie “Wings” (1927) at Eye Film Museum in Amsterdam (NL).
10 March 2019 - Opening act for Kedr Livanskiy at Garage Noord in Amsterdam (NL).
26 October 2018 - Premiereof A/V live performance for the opening of the “Italo Calvino” cultural center in Calderara di Reno (IT).
18 October 2018 - Opening act for How To Dress Well at s105 De School in Amsterdam (NL).
14 July 2018 - A/V performance with live paintings by visual artist Giada Fuccelli for “Festival dei due Mondi” in Spoleto (IT).
14 April 2018 - Spazio Materia in Prato (IT) (+ Serena Butler, Katatonic Silentio and Ghazal from Staycore).
3 June 2017 - Tlön, Malmö (SE), with Drömfakulteten (+ rip Me, Lois Nygren, HAJ300).
28 April 2017 - A/V live at LjudOljud Festival in Stockolm (SE) (+ Ellen Arkbro, Kali Malone).


TALKS

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.


INTERVIEWS

11 September 2021: Interview with Barely Dry Ink (NL), by Rebecca Kreyenberg.

19 June 2021: Interview and photoshoot with Front (NL).

24 October 2019:
“Electronic music beyond genre (and gender)” with L’indipendente Magazine (IT).

26 April 2018: “Artists saving Bologna’s underground music scene”, photo shooting and interview with Noisey Italy (IT).