Zyla (meta)label launch

Zyla (meta)label launch

by Zyla

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A night of experimental music, short films, and contemporary art to launch Zyla, a new multidisciplinary (meta)label.

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Zyla is part of a global network of metalabels: organisations expanding the record label concept to encompass multiple modes of creativity and methods of release.

Founded and curated by composer/guitarist/producer Alex Roth, Zyla presents projects that combine music, visual art, literature, live performance and digital experiences. Releases take myriad forms across both existing platforms and emerging spaces such as web3 and the metaverse. Zyla's curatorial practice manifests as Scenes: rosters of artists collaborating across disciplines to form ad hoc collectives.

Tonight Zyla launches Scene 1 with the release of the label's first two EPs and an array of interconnected works including live performance, two short films, a suite of NFT drops, and an exhibition of drawings.


Zyla founder Alex Roth and cellist Alice Purton (Distractfold, Plus Minus Ensemble) present a live performance drawing on the music from Inpouring (ZYLA001), a reimagined version of the score for a contemporary dance performance by Kasia Witek.

The cover artwork for Inpouring is by Jacqueline Nicholls, who will be exhibiting a collection of drawings from the same series. Tonight also sees the release of a collaboration between Nicholls and poet Miriam Gamble: a limited edition NFT combining text, animation and music from the EP.

Bookending the evening are two short films:

We open with the premiere screening of Rūta Pužaitė's music video for "be seen free" from the Inpouring EP, featuring choreography by Kasia Witek.

Finally, Zyla presents Viscera, an experimental dance film by choreographer Celina Liesegang and director Arturo Bandinelli, with an original score by Alex Roth (ZYLA002). Winner of the "Best Sound & Music" prize at the Experimental Film & Music Video Festival (Los Angeles) and "Best Dance Film" at Dreamers Of Dreams / New Renaissance Film Festival (London), Viscera is set in an abandoned hotel on the Azores islands, and explores the relationship between time, memory and trauma.

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