HELOISE ZAMZAM



Artist, musician, Héloïse ZZ was born in 1981 in Fontainebleau, France. She grew up between the block and the forest, surrouned by books and vinyls. She listened to classical music at home, to hip hop outside. She started piano at the Conservatory while she should have chosen tuba and won once a drawing & painting contest...

At 18 she moved to Paris and studied humanities, hypokhâgne, khâgne, french literature at La Sorbonne. She closed the cycle with an essay about Samuel Beckett and Theater, entitled « The Writing of Exile ». She listened to Serge Gainsbourg and Rock n Roll and was part of “Jazz & Erotic Literature” sessions...

In 2004, she moved to Geneva, Switzerland. She joined the High School of Art and Design (HEAD) where she developed a study around The Color Grey. She was living in Clos Voltaire's community and member of a painting studio. She organized writing & reading workshops in squats and schools. She listened to punk and electronic music. She discovered New Media, and entered a universe of sound and music experimentation. She started a project called
H. She composed and performed “romantic noise” pieces. She has been active in the Swiss and European underground scenes, playing shows and organizing "parties" and festivals, radio and exhibitions. She started to tour, she travelled to America while publishing music and drawings for small independent labels...

In 2011, entrusting her inner compass, she decided to move and settle in Bristol, UK, where she explored new sonorous realms and vibrating horizons. Together with Olmo Uiutna they created ZAMZAM RECORDS a “nerd constellation” label and “superfuture” network. They started to publish the music and artworks of myriad "noisu creatures” that they encounter, on cassettes and online.

They also started to organize FAG RADIO shows, evenings of concerts, recorded, broadcasted live and archived on the Internet. Fag Radio's Bristol transmissions ran from early 2012 to summer 2015 mainly out of the FAG Studios in King Square, Bristol. Over its 3 years period, the station showcased over 80 live performances from visiting musicians and local artists. The archive is giant! The show also travelled, broadcasting from other spaces and festivals in the UK and Europe before relocating and broadcasting it's last few closing transmissions from 'The ZZZone' warehouse.

For 6 months Zam&Zam invested and transformed an industrial building to a creative space and inaugurated a DIY pop-up art&music gallery, the < ZAMZAMZONE >. They curated and organized spontaneous gigs, workshops, conferences, happenings and exhibitions, playing a pivotal role in the city's thriving experimental scenes...

While orchestrating sound ritualzz and exciting events, H continued to multiply tours and concerts, exploratory projects, researches and inspiring collaborations. She published a 7'' LaVague on LePetitMignon (Split with Hedoromeruhen and Silkscreen artwork by Alkbazz.) Her work “that which will happen yet” - always more intense, deep and visionary*******

She is now playing with H.U.M. (Héloïse Zamzam/Olmo Uiutna\Mark Wagner), Pan-European occult - gospel mantra electronic - trio. In 2014 they plublished WE ARE ONE, C30 cassette on BUMTAPES. In 2016, they are publishing their debut LP TRINITY WAY with ROCKET RECORDINGS. They have been touring Uk and Europe few times and they're planning to hit the road again soon...

In August 2015 Héloïse et Olmo decided to relocate and live in a remote land of nature and music out in the french countryside. They entered a new era and stepped in the ZamZamRealm of skies, silence and trees. They resettled and they're now concocting a new cycle of ZZradio, cassette releases, activities and workshops.

They're composing and recording music. And at the moment, they are working on a duo project called ZOHASTRE (Etoile Etrange - mélopée divagations cosmiques ; horns n beats, glitch drone electronica)...

Héloïse continues to be omnidirectional, having a keen interest in sound installation, collage and free improvisation. She is working on a piece of writing for a collection, a drawing book and a serie of miniature paintings...

They both wish to create a sonic portal, art pathway between the cities and the rural environment. They think magic and travel like waves inventing and WEAVING the routes of tomorrow...


Z A M Z A M R E C

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http://www.zamzamrec.org

http://zamzamrec.bandcamp.com


*))) ▲ ♥ H ♥ ▲ (((*

http://www.zamzamrec.org/H

https://heloise-zamzam.bandcamp.com

https://soundcloud.com/heloise-zamzam

“H : Monogram Hologram entity - like HP Lovecraft giving you the finger inside a pyramid, H unleashes impro-ritualistic dream-music, that obliquely references a whole bunch of doom/noise/electronic approaches while sounding not like any of them. Her music is celestial in its reach, yet retains an earthen warmth; bedroom music for galactic diversions. Oscillating between theta and beta brain-states, practicing mesmeric audio gestures, H ventures far out to reach magical spheres. Epic vibe, drones and fuzz, mangled tapes and murky keyboards, H go hiss and say FUCK YOU I'M PLANET.”

→∞ Infinite Limits→∞


Education

2008-2010 MASE 1, MASE 2, Science of Education , Geneva, Switzerland.
2004-2008 High School of Art and Design (H.E.A.D.), Geneva, Switzerland.
2002-2003 Master's degree, French Language and Literature, La Sorbonne, Paris.
2001-2002 Bachelor's degree, French Language and Literature, La Sorbonne, Paris IV,
2000-2001 Khâgne (Preparatory course 2), Lycée Albert Schweitzer, LeRaincy (94).
1999-2000 Hypokhâgne (Preparatory course 1), Lycée Paul Valéry, Paris 11e.
1998-1999 Baccalaureate with honours, François 1er, Fontainebleau (77).

Curatorial experience

2011 to the superfuture : ZAMZAMREC, Independent Music Label, creative network.
2015 : The ZZZone, Pop-up gallery, DIY Art & Music Space, Laboratory, Bristol, Uk.
2012 - 2015 : FAG Radio, freeform Internet Radio Station, Bristol and beyond.
2014 : The Tape Bakery, itinerant tapes record label, Uk & Europe festivals.
2014 : Carte Blanche, Le Monstre Festival, L'Usine, Geneva, Switzerland.
2014 - 2015 : Suprem Rituals, serie of concerts, The Island, Bristol.
2014 : NoiseesioN, all dayer, sound maze, The Island, Bristol.

Selected performances

03/04 /07/ 2015 / / Woodland Gathering 3 Festival / Ulverston, UK
02/05/2015 / / w/Anji Cheung, IOM, Gunclearner / Spatchcock, London, Uk
19/04/2015 / / Tesla Tapes/Zamzamrec showcase, w/ GNOD / Apiary Studios, London, UK
07/03/2015 / / w/ Alex Smoke / Café OTO, London, UK
16/02/2015 / / Bang The Bore w/ Nick Hennies, Matt Loveridge / cafe Kino, Bristol, UK
15/03/2014 / / w/ Rosanne Robertson , Danny Saul, Evil Man / Eagle Inn, Salford, Manchester, UK
21/02/2014 / / w/ Kawabata Makoto, Kathy Hynde, Hacker farm / Island, Bristol, UK
18/01/2014 / / NewYearNewNoise w/ Vessel, Giant Swan, Oliver Wilde / ARNOLFINI, Bristol, UK
15/12/2013 / / Wet Sounds w/ Henry Collins, Joel Cahen / Bristol South Swimming Pool, UK
17/18.08.2013 / / WOOLF MUSIC FESTIVAL, Cleeve House, Wiltshire, UK
9/10/11.08.2013 / / SUPERNORMAL FESTIVAL, Braziers Park, Oxfordshire, UK
03.08.2013 / / w/ Shit and Shine, GNOD, Big Naturals, Uiutna / The Crypt, Bristol, UK
19.04.2013 / / w/ Deej Dhariwal, POHL, Big Naturals / The Croft, Bristol, UK
01.03.2013 / / w/ Anthroprophh, Giant Swan, Uiutna / Fag Studios, Bristol, UK,
16.02.13 / / w/ Ladyscraper, Cementimental & Anzhel Hutopia, Guncleaner, Brutes, London UK
11.01.13 / / w/ Pete Swanson and Cementimental / Arnolfini, Bristol UK
06.05.2012 // w/ Uiutna, Mxlx, Kro de la bestiole / 6b, Paris, Fr
11.04.2012 // w/ Stuart Chalmers, The Tobacconists - Smoking is Green - / Café Kino, Bristol UK
24.03.2012 // Rammel Club w/ SUDDEN INFANT + BBBlood + Aqua Dentata / Nottingham, UK
17.02.2012 // w/delmore fX and mat pogo / D.A.S, Berlin, De
15.01.2012 // w/ Sudden Infant / Cave 12, Geneva, CH
13.01.2012 // Platfon record w/ Papiro / New Jerseyy, Basel, CH
27.09.2011 // w/ Chris Point, Female & Colorguard / Popeyes Garage, New Haven, CT, USA
24.09.2011 // w/ Hype Williams, Factory Floor and Anika / Arnolfini, Bristol, UK
02.05.2010 // Cannibal Caniche Festival w/ Anita, Onefuckone, GB... / Berlin, De
02.03.2010 // Wildrfid party w/ Exteenager and Donald Suck / L'écurie, Genève, CH
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Exhibitions

2015 - NewYearNewNoise, Rummaging Orchestra, Performance, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK
2013 - Free.Q Festival, Sound installation, Contemporary Museum of Villa Croce, Genova, IT
2009 -
WILDRFID N° 2+3 («koukulo» by Uiutna, «è» by Cancelled), Wall, Espace Labo, Geneva, CH
2009 - Zonoff Café (group exhibition), Video installation, Espace Labo, Geneva, CH
2008 - ''Le plus beau coucher de soleil'', Video-interactive, L'usine, Geneva, CH
2007 - ''AZ'' Speakers tower, Installation, Performance, Bernhard Bischoff Gallery, Bern, CH
2007 - Reality Strikes back, installation, Radio, Performance, Spinnerei, Leipzig, DE


Selected Publications

Music

_2016_ H.U.M., TRINITY WAY, Vinyl LP, Rocket Recordings, Uk
_2015_ LaVague, vinyl 7'', Split with Hedoromeruhen, artwork by Alkbazz, LePetitMignon, DE
_2014_ H.U.M. , We Are One, C30 tape, Bumtapes records, Uk
_2014_ Circea, C50 tape, split with Uiutna, zamzamrec 029, Uk
_2013_
nʌt/, cdR, self-released with artwork (poster A4), Uk
_2012_ NECROMANTIC 4D, C60 tape, split with Sudden Infant, zamzamrec 010, Uk
_2012_ Astro Soda, cdR, self-released, handcrafted artwork, Uk
_2011_ ZAM ZAM 1, split with Uiutna, C60 tape, zamzamrec 001, Uk
_2011_ Nevada, (CD), Dasandereselbst, Berlin, DE
_2009_ Ôskinsinechiyaya, Net-release, Vaatican records, FR

Artworks/Drawings

2015 >> Keen Zine #10 (various artists), Editor Djuna (Keen)Michielsen, SEA URCHIN, Antwerp, BE
2015 >> BOX, Issue 1, Art collective zine,
Editor Stephanie Elizabeth Third, Bristol, UK
2013 - 2014 >>
Girls Against God (various artists), Editor Bianca Casady, Capricious, NY, USA
2011 - 2015 >> Posters for concerts, radio, exhibitions, Uk and beyond
2011 - 2015 >> Artwork/Design for cassettes and cdR, Inserts, zamzamrec, Uk
2012 >> Front cover, L' entre-sort by Olivier Vanghent (book), L'Âge d'homme, FR/CH
2012 >>
Bite, cul, nichons et chatte, texts & drawings (various artists), Éditions Ripopée, Nyon, CH 2011 >> Triangle, drawing book, Éditions Ripopée, Nyon, CH
2010 >> Fantômes, fanzine (various artists), Les Éditions Fantôme, Geneva, CH
2010 >> Bite, cul, nichon, book of texts & drawings, Éditions Ripopée, Nyon, CH
2009 >> Cancelled, Insert for vinyls (x300), Wildrfid, Geneva, CH
2009 >> Tord boyaux , book of texts & drawings (various artists), Éditions Ripopée, Nyon,CH



Press

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“The last place H played in Bristol was a nearby swimming pool for the Arnolfini's Wet Sound night, with her audience adrift, floating in the deep end. Underwater, her drones cocooned your body and engulfed your brain. In the dark they make your inside quake. She caresses the mouth of a small bell with a contact mic, stretching its chime out into a long, icy shimmer, then begins adding fragments of noise. A stone staircase collapses, a haunting tape monastic chants booms and gets chewed up, sacrificial drums blast and lasers hit debris. The 20 minute piece is an artfully choreographed hallucination, underpinned by dreamlike repetitions and a sense of persistent vertigo.”

– Charlie Fox, The WIRE (Feb2014)




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“H, AKA Heloise of the excellent ZamZam label, kicked off the proceedings in contacted cymbal loop-caught metal overlaid in temples of spinning pennies, cross-stitched, pollinated in drifting drones, cross-cut with mythological teeth and kicked in scatter-cushioned primals. A whirring cascade that literally sucked you into its unfolding dramas, those shape-shifting horizons adance with cave-painted beasts. That distortion of chant later tape-fed into the mix, sounding like a mangled Chris de Burgh or some corrupted Buddhist hymn making for an fitting terminus to her tonal journey, signed off with a silent hand pyramid above her head. “

– Michael Rodham Heaps, FREQ (February2014)
http://freq.org.uk/reviews/kawabata-makoto-kathy-hinde-hacker-farm/

 

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“The night proceeded into more sepulchral terrain as H abandoned herself to alchemical practices of oppressive drones and cymbals that severed through the ego. The stifling ambience soon lifted, entering into drudging ceremonial rites, saturated with the foreboding industrialism of being locked in exoteric prayer. Lastly, the performance unraveled into a mass of shoegaze deconstructions; a deluge to the heart of melancholy in diasporic originality. “

- Dancing-and-laughing-presents-standing-and-listening (March2014)
http://disconcertmanchester.com/post/80772339539/dancing-and-laughing-presents-standing-and


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Magic Window and Revisitation of a whole Beautiful Cycle
Thankzz and Thoughtzz to all who made it happen
It's also a momentum to take the next wave
Celebrate and enter new visions

Dabess z /\ M z /\ M wishes

AMOUR !

Héloïse & Olmo



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2+0+1+4 = zamzamrec musical magical celestial revolution

The 12 houses of the Zodiac - stars, rites and initiations - zamzam highlights sonic phenomena*******

A year under the sign of INFINITY... Research, movement, galaxies...
It's a soul dance of eternal becoming :

[Capricorn crescent] H rising concert at Bristol's Arnolfini for the "new year / new noise 1" by Howling Owl records - Here there be dragons

[Aquarius cardinal] Uiutna enters St John the Baptist Church with Father Murphy for a Cacophonous Sarcophagus night + "Mystical deads"

[Next level in Pisces] release of "Mental Transmutation Music vol. 11-22" by Mark Wagner, zamzamrec030

[Aries travels] Spring Equinox Sound Celebration at the Cave12 in Geneva, Switzerland + H / Uiutna / MW - Adventure Arc / Tour begins

[Taurus constellation] zamzamrecs showcase / all dayer at Apiary Studios in London, FagRadio transmissions and exhibition for Thomas Perrodin

[Gemini fx] **R*A*V*E** n **T*A*P*E** ((Radical Zoo ceremony with GNOD, Michael O'Neill, Lightning Glove, Giant Swan at the Island, Bristol

[Cancer revelations] H.U.M unite and depart for a European TOUR under the guidance of Hermes-Thot - Lichten{Berg{Kristall

[festival in Leo] TapeBakery project hosted by Supernormal ((cosmik cassettes freshly blessed on site ((laboratory tent open air

[Chaos continium in Virgo] \\NoiseesioN// all day [labyrinth~sound~exploration] by Numerous Mysterious players, Vibrazione and Cymagiks at the Island + arrival of NoiseesioN vol.1 compilation

[intense Libra] Suprem Ritualzz - concerts with Tipex Orchestra, Silver Waves, Ewa Justka, The Digitariat, Dave Phillips. Light. Blast and The Moon

[Abundance in Scorpio] zamzam "carte blanche" at the great Monstre Festival in Geneva ((aligning of thirty noisu creatures, 4D visual immersion, FagRadio signals and the TapeBakery returns with R-time recordings and creation of 10x10 unique cassettes
Entrance > We Are One, C30 by H.U.M. out on Bumtapes and marking the departure on a My(s)tiK tour.............../\.................... "Le paradis, c'est ici"

[I love you Sagittarius] H.U.M. saves a Congolese bar, place de la reine in Brussels - (c)osmos. Now joined by Mai Mai Mai and Simon Wildrfid, we will complete 5 dreamlike stages in the UK
Jupiter is calling ((zamzamrec034 by Ocean Floor as UFO ((zamzamrec033 by Anthropropph, Astral Voyages ((zamzamrec031 by Black Tempest and Naive I-V zamzamrec032 by Wizard of

Approaching : LaVague by H on LePetitMignon... Dream Draft, by Negra Branca... zamzamzam Caravan... more sound & more travels... www...

SUPER^^FUTURE

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WFMU
and other Radio
shows

http://archives.wpkn.org/bookmarks/listen/133212

http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/55605

https://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/57337

https://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/44071

https://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/57307

https://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/40905

http://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/41694

https://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/41143

https://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/40954

https://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/35570

https://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/55605

http://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/64061

http://www.thewire.co.uk/audio/btr/below-the-radar-16/7

https://www.mixcloud.com/NTSRadio/fractal-meat-on-a-spongy-bone-17th-april-2015/

 

VIDEO

https://vimeo.com/62707791

https://vimeo.com/82415090

https://vimeo.com/81960729

https://vimeo.com/42120389

https://vimeo.com/39253469

https://vimeo.com/119929752

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbA0e_d5oXA&feature=youtu.be

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2jjigt_13-03-15-box-zine-launch-at-the-milk-bar-h_music


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