Christina Vantzou is a composer and videomaker based in Brussels, Belgium. With a background in visual art, she ventured into music first as a video artist / animator / keyboardist as half of The Dead Texan and later as a touring member of Sparklehorse. 2015 saw the completion of her third album, an ambient-orchestral-synth-drone double lp, released on Kranky. She writes orchestral arrangements without any formal training, aided only by a midi keyboard and computer software. Her minimal chamber-drone pieces are accompanied by haunting slow motion videos and films and her live shows feature both audio and video, often loose interpretations of earlier recordings, breathing new life into the dark vignettes with instrumentation like strings synths and theremin.
Instrumentation: Christina Vantzou, keyboards – Meg Harmant, harp & violin – Betrijs de Klerck, violin, piano & theremin