Country: RS

Umbra is performed by Marija Balubdžić, living and working in Belgrade and Vienna. Umbra collides tenebrous voice sounds and poetic temptation with a looper. Umbra unbinds chants saturated in noises, chords and pulses. Her album Unglued was published in 2017 on Baba Vanga.

“Belgrade-based artist Marija Balubdžić has participated in a diverse variety of musics over the years, conducting choirs, making noise poetry, and working with some far more academic electroacoustic methods and pedagogies. Her solo project, Umbra, synthesizes it all together, splitting constantly between sweet and sour, noise and melody.(…) Her music is far more than your average ‘looper music’ though, never dealing in emotion as simple as the bliss-outs that litter the sub genre (eg Julianna Barwick) or solely in chaotic noise.” Tristan Bath, The Quietus

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This artist participated in the SHAPE platform which concluded in 2022. The current version of the project is SHAPE+. Like its predecessor, it is co-funded by the European Union.