upsammy

Dates

Dates

  • @ Garage Noord (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

  • @ Vivi presents/ Upsammy, Traum Trax, Yunus, Natv:Men (Gent, Belgium)

  • @ C12 (Brussel, Belgium)

  • @ Venue MOT Unit 18 (London, United Kingdom)

  • @ Inkonst (Malmö, Sweden)

  • @ Tivoli Vredenburg (Utrecht, Netherlands)

  • @ Philharmonie Berlin (Berlin, Germany)

As electricity blossoms and leafs glisten, upsammy creates interpretative space, cleverly paradoxical in its concurrent comfort and desolation.

With a keen ear for crystalline melody and intricate rhythm, her music sculpts a certain perpetuity and spatiality, sliding across tempo scales, while retaining an organic touch as a gentle hum of nature digitized. Often working together with visual artist Sjoerd Martens during their live show, the two create kaleidoscopic terrains built from micro textures and field recordings, fluidly mixing between inner and outer environments.

Guided by an adventurous and narrative approach, this vividness is present in her DJ sets as well. The music she plays takes cues from trippy electronics, the more experimental side of DnB and oddball techno, but tries to avoid clear genres. As a DJ she consolidated a firm position in the contemporary left-field music world, which includes a residency at NTS Radio and Amsterdam club Garage Noord and invitations to festivals such as Unsound and Rewire.

Having studied Image and Media Technology at the Utrecht University of the Arts, Thessa Torsing (real name) is intrigued by the rhythms and vibrational qualities of her surroundings – shaping a singular aesthetic that blurs the synthetic – natural divide. As a multidisciplinary artist she researches these interactions through sound, photography and video, explorations which simultaneously influence her music production process. Since 2017 Torsing has released a string of singles and EPs on labels Nous’klaer Audio, AD93 and Die Orakel. Her gift for full-length composition is showcased through her albums on Nous’klaer Audio (Wild Chamber, 2019) and Dekmantel (Zoom, 2020). Torsing lives and works in Amsterdam.