a blue dive in the depths of the Universe
Feel the wind of particles. Open the door, dive into the Universe; you are suspended in the architecture of space where time bends.
Although to other people she seems human, Ingrid Obled is from another galaxy. She had to forget many things to live her new life but sometimes gets snatches of memories triggered by science fiction books or movies. She’s just here to experience human life and create music.
Her music contains hidden codes for humanity.
After having completed her classical music studies in 2005 in double bass and electroacoustic composition, Ingrid Obled was 2006 laureate of the international competition, Musica Viva, in Lisbon. Her composition ‘Si je regarde (if I look)’, was performed at the Franco-Portuguese institute, and released in 2007 on the label Miso Records.
In both traditional and atypical settings (forests, private homes, etc), she’s constantly experimenting with music and sound: in art contemporary (the piece Soundlence as part of a collective installation in the Berardo Collection Museum in Belèm, Portugal in 2010; Filaments, installation for AFIAC et + si affinité… festival in 2013; and Travel between two worlds, installation in Les Bazis in 2016). As double bassist with the project Tülü, led by composer Pierre Redon (Touring in Colombia in 2017, Shanghai in 2019, and France in 2021). And since 2020, for the project TIO – Toulouse Improvisers Orchestra created by the GMEA (National Center for Musical creation in Albi, France)… In 2017, she created her solo for nyckelharpa, double bass, and looper. Her second solo album where it leads will be released in 2022.
Her approach questions reality and what connects us – through her installations where she records interviews; using words and their meanings as musical substance, and through her music; by transforming musical instruments and digital tools.
She creates parallel spaces where reference points like place and time give way to a more poetic and intimate universe; a communion, a timeless experience.
Deep and humanistic creations on the threshold of musical anthropology.