Artists

Desert BloomCA/QC
Desert BloomCA/QC
Desert BloomCA/QC
Desert BloomCA/QC

Desert BloomCA/QC
Desert BloomCA/QC
Desert BloomCA/QC
Desert BloomCA/QC

Desert BloomCA/QC

Montréal-based musician and producer Desert Bloom (Rachel Nam) makes intricate and ethereal synth-based tracks that draw on her twin passions of classical piano and electronic music. Originally from BC, Nam moved to Montréal to pursue a degree in biology, in turn inspiring her moniker. Akin to those wildflowers blooming in the desert, her first solo album, EP1, expands on the subject of resilience. Her second release, DB, features rapid-fire percussive elements fused with intricate rhythms, adding a layer of urgency to her compositions. Having played at MUTEK for the first time in 2019, she offered a striking live performance in 2020 alongside Austin Tufts.

This year again, Desert Bloom will be accompanied by drummer Austin Tufts, best known as part of Montréal art rock band Braids. Tufts is an accomplished drummer who began playing music at a young age. His work has included songwriting, music production, and mixing. Braids currently manage the Toute Garnie recording studio in Montréal's Mile End

Desert Bloom (CA/QC) — on the tendencies of trauma & resilience
Première mondiale

Pièce construite en 3 mouvements par la productrice et musicienne Desert Bloom, on the tendencies of trauma and resilience conjugue forme classique et composition électronique expérimentale, le tout accompagné de percussions improvisées en temps réel par le batteur Austin Tufts. Conceptuellement, cette performance explore les réactions aux traumatismes vécus par les femmes de couleur, le manque de discours sociétal à ce sujet ainsi que le concept de résilience, largement utilisé afin d’éviter de soutenir plus amplement ces femmes et de confronter nos propres biais et comportements toxiques.

Who

Montréal-based, Victoria-born producer Rachel Nam and Montréal drummer Austin Tufts.

Style

Ambient, Electronic, Minimal

Labels

Moon Boy Records

Latest

DB (2018), EP1 (2016)

More

Rachel Nam also plays bass in Montréal plushcore synth-pop band MagicPerm.

MUTEKs

Montréal: 2021, 2020, 2019

Buenos Aires: 2021

Barcelona: 2021