Part of “CTM 2023 – Portals”


approx. 70 mins.

Photograph of a person in a meadow in a housing estate. They wear only pants, the back is tattooed.

NZIRIA works in the self-described genre of “hard neomelodic”, a hybridisation of the Neapoletan neomelodic song and hardcore gabber influences. As a non-binary artist, NZIRIA attempts to bring a different perspective to Neapoletan song by metamorphosing heteronormative and discriminative narratives of neomelodic into new stories of fluid identities, queer love, and hybridisation between northern and southern Italian cultures. For their CTM performance, they will interact in a tableaux vivant of multiple performers, under the direction of visual artist Bianca Peruzzi, who has also prepared a special light environment of lasers, projectors, and haze. Their debut album “XXYBRID” came out this past summer on Gabber Eleganza‘s Never Sleep.


  • Past
    Thu 2.2.2023, 19:00 / HAU2


NZIRIA is supported by SHAPE+, a platform that is co-funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.


Hallesches Ufer 34, 10963 Berlin

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