Dasha Rush transforms the powerful forces of nature into emotion-driven sound pieces. Whether it’s her curiosity for astrophysics, fascination with extreme natural phenomena or the deepest desires of the human psyche, Dasha threads together her wildest dreams with many-layered dense techno, visual explorations and performative art. The Berlin-based producer and experimental sound artist is known for her collaborative experimental projects performed at today’s most forwardlooking playgrounds for music and digital culture. She counts festivals such as Montreal’s Mutek, Ars Electronica in Linz, L.E.V. Festival in Gijón, MIRA in Barcelona, TodaysArt in the Hague, Tokyo’s Resonanz, Open Source Festival in Sopot, O Musica Danza Arte Terme di Diocleziano in Rome, Berlin Atonal, and CTM among others in her repertoire. Along with her tireless commitments to touring and interdisciplinary collaborative projects, the artist also held a Convergence Residency at the Banff Centre for Arts in Canada, and has participated in the curatorial board at 4DSOUND, Budapest’s Spatial Sound Institute that also expanded to MONOM in Berlin in 2017. While expanding her cross-dimensional portfolio, Dasha collaborated with dancers, painters, and video artists, always directing her vision supported by the craft of the other artists. In 2014, Dasha envisioned the audiovisual performance “Antarctic Takt” with Stanislav Glaszov, originally developed for the Berlin Atonal festival 2014 in Kraftwerk in Berlin. Three years after its premiere, “Antarctic Takt” was realized as its most immersive embodiment — a fulldome version where a viewer can experience a 3D journey to breathtaking Antarctica. In 2016, the musician presented her second audiovisual journey “Dark Hearts of Space” at the Mutek festival in Montreal, again supported by Glazov. Dasha’s latest attempt to bridge music, experimental theatrical performance, realtime generative visualization, and abstract poetry resulted in “Territoires Éphémères”, a project that premiered at Funkhaus Berlin in April 2018.
As of May 2019