Photo by Julie Calbert
Christina Vantzou is a Missouri native of Greek descent who resides in Brussels. Smoothly navigating the waters between music and visual art, Vantzou’s hybrid practice includes composing, experimental filmmaking, and designing immersive live performances.
Working with classical ensembles, virtual instruments, synthesizers and MIDI, Vantzou’s sound world blurs and fuses the line between modern-classical and ambient, while touching on drone, minimalism and left field electronic genres. She combines digital and analog modes of making and is influenced by a myriad of disciplines including art history, architecture, archeology, metaphysics, philosophy, and geology. Transient areas of sleeping, dreaming, and memory have influenced her unique and often surreal audiovisual language. Her visceral recordings and performances are often ‘deep listening’ experiences characterized by a ‘loosening of time.’
Vantzou’s work has been released by Kranky, Shelter Press, Commend Here, Ghostly International, Soundwalk Collective, Séance Centre, and Edições CN.
Christina Vantzou – Sound House (No.4)
Christina Vantzou – Valley Drone (Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe "Plateau" Remix)