Perila is a St. Petersburg-born, Berlin-based sound and visual artist, DJ and performer exploring sensitive borderlines and depths of subtle matter. She is a co-founder of radio.syg.ma, WET boss and engaged in several other music projects such as Aseptic Stir.
Her music is dense with narratives drifting through a rich sound palette submerging a listener into a pretty personal trip. With constantly shifting moods and textures, Perila creates a comfortable space for emotions to float, merge, evaporate and ride into a deep context. Her practice is aimed to challenge and overcome boundaries and share this expansion with the Other.
Perila is performing next Wednesday, 08.09.2021 at Kiezsalon at Haus der Kulturen der Welt.
1: The only constant is change
2: Be honest
3: Step into unknown
1. What is the biggest inspiration for your music?
Silence and sounds we don’t pay attention to.
2. How and when did you get into making music?
When I was a kid I used to jam with my dad a lot then I played drums while slowly getting into making electronic music and discovering my voice in there.
3. What are 5 of your favourite albums of all time?
To be honest I don’t like these selections as there is so much eternal music for me but it also changes all the time like waves depending on the mood, so I can’t answer this question. Right now I listen to a lot of jazz, especially Chet Baker and my all time artist is Sakamoto.
4. What do you associate with Berlin?
Freedom of self expression.
5. What’s your favourite place in your town?
Being close to water.
6. If there was no music in the world, what would you do instead?
Observe ocean and have a deeper relationship with nature, growing garden, exploring forests and rivers just becoming whole and being present if the beauty of wilderness as it is.
7. What was the last record/music you bought?
Hysterical Love Project.
8. Who would you most like to collaborate with?
9. What was your best gig (as performer or spectator)?
Playing intimate shows for 20 people during pandemic era and blasting 140pbm at bassiani right before covid times.
10. How important is technology to your creative process?
It has never been that important as I’m more interested in researching present soundscapes of our lives.
11. Do you have siblings and how do they feel about your career/art?
My sisters and family are very happy for me and I’m happy for them. My mom says that through my practice she is discovering new world and living life she always dreamt lo live. It make me really happy that we can actually change our parents views by being who we are.
Photo © Marissa Patrice Leitman