Lola de la Mata (b.1991) is a London based French composer, artist and musician (violin/electronics/voice). She is currently associate composer at nonclassical.
Her collaborative practice explores the experienced as embodied sound through the relationships between the bodies of the instrument, the performer and the architecture. Her recent works focus on her experiences of the female body and research based on AI and 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 scores have been performed by Tre Voci, Distractfold Ensemble, Ensemble Entropy, and a CoMA trio featuring Aisha Orazbayeva. Lola’s music has been broadcasted on BBC Radio 3 and Resonance FM and her first album REMISE EN BOUCHE (palate cleanser) was released mid 2018 with Chicago net label Pan y Rosas Discos.
She has worked with dance companies and dance artists in Basel, Paris, London, and New York. These include Rosie Terry Toogood, Clea Onori and Margarita Kennedy (Bufo Makmal), Anna Gaiotti, Mirei Yazawa, and Meghan Sipe from Chocolate Dances. Last winter she performed with a dance group at Bow Arts in London, and at the Jersey Opera House. Lola is currently developing the sound for a dance film shot in the Azores in collaboration with choreographer Celina Liesgang.
Earlier this year Lola premiered two new projects with performance artists Riccardo T. and Olivia Norris in Birmingham supported by Post-Paradise series and Arts Council England. She conceptualised I’ll show YOU my G-string as a protest piece celebrating fierce female and queerness, while TRACKSUIT TRENDY sought to comment on politicised binary beauty standards, the toxic culture surrounding whiteness, and the appropriation and rebranding of a working class garment into a luxury item.
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.