biography

Contact: 8columns9lines@gmail.com

Lola de la Mata (b.1991) is a London based french artist, musician (violin / electronics / voice), and composer, whose practice explores the relationships between the bodies of the instrument and the musician - the singer and the architecture - the physical as visual sound. She often draws on her experiences of the female body, and research based on AI, and the the appropriation of female voices in corporate products. Her work ranges from monotypes and graphic scores to installations and compositions for movement, voice, electronics and classical instruments. 

Her composition SWAY- for three performers preparing to stand was performed by Tre Vocci ensemble November 2015, and in April 2016 she was awarded honorary mention in the F I Williams Prize for Composition for her piece Katinka, written for the Distractfold Ensemble.

Her installation play a silent action /  action a played silence / silence a playing action, and sound piece Insufflate - Suffolcate were included in the First Engine Room Sound Art exhibition in 2016, and her piece Landscape in the 2018 issue.

She has worked with dance companies and dance artists in Basel, Paris, London, and New York. These include Anna Gaiotti, Mirei Yazawa, Rosie Terry Toogood, Clea Onori, Margarita Kennedy, and Meghan Sipe from Chocolate Dances. Most recently she performed with a dance group at Bow Arts in London, and at the Jersey Opera House.

Lola is the organiser behind the interdisciplinary artist group ‘Parallel Praxis’. Through monthly meet-ups, it seeks to support and explore the fundamentals of process and individual practice, to provide a wider network, and promote collaboration.

Lola's album REMISE EN BOUCHE (palate cleanser), was released in April 2018, with Chicago net label, Pan y Rosas Discos.