Merche Blasco

Merche Blasco © Jasper Kettner

Merche Blasco

Merche Blasco is a multimedia artist and composer based in New York, and currently living in Berlin. She designs and builds imprecise technological assemblages that catalyse embodied forms of live electroacoustic composition and new modes of listening. Through her constructed devices, Merche attempts to establish a more horizontal relationship with other entities, distancing herself from parameters of precision, power, and control. As an alternative form of performance, she engineers collaborative spaces with instruments that are given their own agency, in compositions where her body and the live exploration of organic materials are central elements. Her work also increasingly focuses on designing participatory sound performances in public spaces to connect strangers and their surroundings through collective music-making and listening.

Merche has presented her performances and installations at the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Shed, CTM Festival, Sonar Festival, La Biennale di Venezia, Queens Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Santiago de Chile, among others. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, El Pais Semanal, and The Wire magazine. Blasco was a DAAD Music & Sound Fellow in 2022-2023.

As of: January 2024

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