Sevdaliza (Teheran, Iran) is an autodidactic singer, songwriter, director and composer. Her creations contrast husky vocals with cutting strings and bass lines setting an enigmatic mood. Born in Iran and residing in the Netherlands, the 28-year-old has made quite the impression with her consistent release of audiovisual experiences. Sevdaliza’s melancholic visceral voice floats over beds of thumping triphop dubs, married with classical harmonies. Rhythmic tensions build slowly into chaotic climaxes. Her work has been described as “genrebending”, drawing on various genres including electronic, punk, triphop, grime and the avant-garde.

Her writing, influenced by greater novelists, has a philosophical questioning character; subjects like gender diversification and perception of emotion are strongly present. Masculine and feminine energy blend harmonically within. Sevdaliza plays with the simulation of identities and fantasies that can hardly be distinguished from reality. Creating a world where everything is possible. To Sevdaliza, expression comes forward in designing every detail in sound and imagery. Her music is charged with demanding energy and consists an
enormous amount of dynamics. It portrays a porcelain yet deep fullness. Her creations attracted worldwide attention.

She self-released her internationally acclaimed debut EP “The Suspended Kid and the follow-up “Children of Silk”. Both EP’s were well received worldwide with the likes of international press and fans. Meanwhile, her music has been synced on the runway and on screen for film and TV. Her latest releases were the single “Human”, the groundbreaking 3D animation for ‘That Other Girl and the release of her short feature film ‘The Formula”. For her debut album ISON, released this year, she brings her ultimate fantasy to life.

Sevdaliza plays on Control Stage at Timeshift Festival on Sunday, July 23.

 

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