The brazilian-german artist Gloria de Oliveira and the american composer and producer Dean Hurley have never met in person. Despite they have released a great, atmospheric and musically dense record with the title “Oceans of time” on New York’s Sacred Bones.
The opener is “Im Nebel”, a poem by Hermann Hesse, recorded in a ghostly setting. Dean Hurley has run David Lynch’s Assimetrical Studio 2005- 2018, and produced most of his soundtracks and musical projects during this time. During Corona he contacted Gloria de Oliveira and they began working on an album. Now for the first time they will be playing two exclusive european shows together, the first one at Sonic Morgue.
Gloria has been writing and performing music since childhood, at first aspiring to become an opera singer – through a twist of fate she ended up at drama school in London instead, subsequently working for the stage, film and radio, starring in international productions such as Babylon Berlin and Christian Petzold’s Berlinale winner Undine (2020).
Wanting to further explore a multidisciplinary approach that combined her interest in performance, visual art and sound, De Oliveira studied Fine Art at HFBK Hamburg and at École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris. Her experimental moving image works have been screened and awarded at film festivals around the world and in 2013, she was selected for the Talent Campus at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival.
In 2017 she began releasing demos to the internet with the Synthwave project lovespells, leading up to the 5-track EP Lua Azul. In 2018, Gloria won the Krach + Getoese prize, Hamburg’s award and support programme for up-and-coming musicians, which enabled her to work on her two self-produced EPs La Rose de Fer and Lèvres de Sang (named after the vampire film classics by Jean Rollin) at the analogue studio Clouds Hill Recordings.
Sonic Morgue w/ Gloria de Oliveira & Dean Hurley
Thursday, 7.12.2023 | Doors 19:00 | Starts 20:00 CET
silent green | Gerichtstraße 35 | 13347 Berlin-Wedding