Christina Vantzou
Live Music

Artists like Christina Vantzou are largely responsible for today’s revival of ambient music. An American composer, artist, and filmmaker of Greek descent, Vantzou has released four albums on the Kranky label, and her latest opus, Multi Natural, just came out on Edições CN. With her synthetic drones, cosmic sampling and ethereal voice, she creates dreamlike music with dizzying glissandi. According to the very keen music magazine The Wire, her compositions “sparkle and glide in their sleepy, fascinating beauty.” Her concerts play on our perception of space and time by dilating and expanding sound to take us “anywhere out of this world,” as Baudelaire would have said.