Elle Shimada

HOME ≠ LOCATION Elle Shimada Experiment

Sun 16 Apr 23, 12pm–1pm

Free entry

The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Fed Square

Community Hall Ground Level

Elle Shimada
Past program

Tokyo born violinist, composer and vocalist Elle Shimada debuts her new live electronic outfit at Melbourne Now.

For Shimada, the concept of home is ever-changing; it is the current which flows through her debut album, ‘Home ≠ Location’, released on Australian label The Jazz Diaries.

Across eight dizzying tracks, ‘Home ≠ Location’ contains lean, skittish skeletal beats upon which Shimada’s shimmering falsetto climbs. Lithe and loose, marrying incisive political commentary with deep introspection, the album folds in blends of house, bass and candied keys to showcase why Shimada is one of Australia’s most exciting talents.

In a special performance curated for Melbourne Now, Shimada collaborates with Bella Waru (movement), Minh Lam (synthesiser), Lucky Pereira (drums) and Moses Carr (electronics) to activates Community Hall with her unique blend of performance and art.

嶋田会希–Elle Shimada is a violinist, producer, curator, DJ and multi-instrumentalist from Tokyo based in Melbourne.
A unique combination of thickly layered string lines making tender love to heavy new-jazz influenced beats creates a cinematic and other-worldly atmosphere while keeping the dance floor pulsing with visionary and edgy production.

Fluidly fusing between Tokyo’s futuristic underground scene, Melbourne mellow-jazz and influences from jazz, house and traditional music from around the globe, Shimada’s production and live sets are a kinetic succession of dance beats and abstract compositions.

Elle Shimada Band’s live shows often feature multicultural and diverse artists of various mediums of arts (dance, fashion and fine arts etc.). Her curation is a politically charged peaceful protest, and emphases on exchanging knowledge and energy between stage, dance floor and the community.

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