Semoroz / Souharce

The two artists have been collaborating since 2018 with the duo Effraction Vacances, an improvised live play format based on mainstream pop music from the 1990/2000 – different each time – setting it up as a decomposed sculp- ture. 
For this new form, Semoroz and Souharce are focusing on the possibilities of nested different timings in live, playing on large dynamic ranges inspired by both Instagram culture and drone music.

Les deux artistes collaborent depuis 2018 avec le duo Effraction Vacances, un format de jeu improvisé en direct basé sur la musique pop des années 1990/2000 – différent à chaque fois – qui se présente comme une sculpture décomposée. Pour cette nouvelle forme, Semoroz et Souharce se concentrent sur les possibilités d’imbrication de différents moments en live, en jouant sur de larges plages dynamiques inspirées à la fois de la culture Instagram et de la musique drone.


17.06 – 26.09.21 – sound installation , Paraboles ulx-56834, église Saint François, Lausanne, CH
2021.05.29 – Shedhalle, Zürich (ch)
2021.04.01 – Cave12, Geneva (ch)
2020.10.11 – Pneu, Geneva (ch)
2020.09.29 – Le Mouton Noir, Fribourg (ch)
2020.09.28 – CHE Bar, La Chaux-de-Fonds (ch)
2020.09.27 – P.M.K., Innsbruck (at)
2020.09.26 – Festival Wiener Rauschen, Fabrik, Vienna (at)
2020.09.23 – Residency + Live performance @ Eyes On Festival, Südpol, Luzern (ch)
2020.08.14 – Le Pont (ch)

Effraction Vacances

Effraction Vacances (Julie Semoroz and Emma Souharce) offers a mutant pop ballad with a field recording background. The two accomplices take as a starting point for each of their concerts a mainstream song that they brutally break down to extract a joyful sound magma.

Effraction vacances (Julie Semoroz et Emma Souharce) propose une balade mutante pop sur fonds de field recording. Les deux complices prennent comme point de départ de chacun de leurs concerts une chanson mainstream qu’elles décomposent brutalement pour en extraire un magma sonore jouissif. 

Julie Semoroz / JMO, CH
Electronics, Fieldrecordings

Julie Semoroz is singer, sound artist and head of artistic projects. Semoroz shapes sound using several sources such as field recordings, live microphones and her own voice with software and hardware. She offers sound pieces like inner journeys into the subconscious that penetrate into the darkness. Her work focuses on people’s individual relationship with mechanical and organic time. Her creations address new technologies and our post-industrial consumerist society. In her ecology-based research, in the sense of “habitat”, Julie Semoroz raises the question of how to experience our bodies and lives in the society.

Emma Souharce,FR / CH
Napcore, Harshnoisette

Emma Souharce lives with her electric and electronic instruments which she transforms and manipulates some- times like toys, sometimes like tools of massive decomposition. With a disconcerting freedom of movement, between lo-fi caresses and screams of micro-machines, she sculpts in the sound material to extract the most subtle harmonies and dissonances. Through its turbulent and rugged physical landscapes, this ritualist alchemist works a trance from a series of intense movements to benevolent resolution, with the secret ambition to reach complete symbiotic states.