Medusa’s Bed – Lydia Lunch, Zahra Mani, Mia Zabelka Nadah El Shazly

Part of “CTM 2018 – Turmoil”


2h 15min

Restless nomad and no-wave feminist trailblazer Lydia Lunch will appear in the context of Medusa’s Bed, which features two visionary collaborators: the experimental violinist Mia Zabelka and the sound artist Zahra Mani. In the project, Lunch’s haunting, terrifying vocals, Zalbeka’s avant-violin stylings, and Mani’s psycho-ambient soundscapes are braided together into a sinister radiophonic murder mystery. 

Cairo-based Nadah El Shazly, another courageous female voice, will give a performance celebrating the November release of her debut album, Ahwar, on Khyam Allami’s Nawa Recordings. Recorded with a band and produced together with Maurice Louca & Sam Shalabi, the album is an intricately woven and poetically powerful answer to the reactionary world around her, which her lyrics so eloquently portray in the line “I drown in a sea of saliva of lunatics”. 

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Kindly supported by Goethe-Institut.

CTM 2018 — Turmoil is funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, German Federal Cultural Foundation, Capital Cultural Fund, Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, TANZFONDS ERBE – an initiative by the German Federal Cultural Foundation, Initiative Musik, Goethe Institut, Federal Foreign Office.

CTM 2018 is a project by DISK – Initiative Bild & Ton e.V. and DISK / CTM GbR in cooperation with transmediale, Kulturprojekte Berlin, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, and many other partners.

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