A veteran producer with an alter ego who lives for atmospheric industrial sound, but whose other discography straddles experimental house and austere piano compositions, Rrose stands in the shadows on stage, going by he and she interchangeably – an implied interrogation of gender norms and artistry (Rrose’s name and image allude to Duchamp) in techno circles, yet not without a sense of humour. Rrose’s first release in 2011 on Sandwell District, came cloaked in mystery as to its Californian creator, as did the following collaboration featuring Bob Ostertag’s Buchla 200E synth and several 12”s on his/her own U.S. based Eaux label starting in 2012. Rrose layers swirling, foggy effects and noise on top of high-and-wide-toned bleeping synth melodies that rise and fall with crisp, solid bass beats. In live sets, Rrose subverts performance itself while pursuing a perfectly designed and essentially queered techno. In the past year, Rrose has played Europe, Asia and the U.S., including commanding sets in the Berghain big room, Unsound in Poland, the Russian Outline Festival and MoMA PS1. Rrose is part of the LOTUS EATER project together with Lucy.

Upcoming Festival appearances

Past Appearances