Alter Festival



aya is a London-based artist and DJ. She is known for her exalting performances, often described as having a compositive and ambivalent feel, due to her ability to present a show that is intense, frightening, and intimate, yet also jocular and almost gaudy. aya’s work is primarily concerned with the transfigurative power of experience and memory on the physical body. And the theme of change and transfiguration is clearly expressed in her music: sounds change their shapes; rhythms morph; timbres transmogrify. aya favors volatile textures evocative of blown glass, oily concrete, and quaking Jell-O, but the provenance of any given sound is rarely clear. Through her art and music aya serenades feelings of loss and regret that come from change, but certainly also the convalescent possibility of becoming something more and better.