Exildiscount, 2020

A documentary prelude of a future sound installation, produced at HEW in March 2020. The resulting [displaced] site-specific sound instalaltion is a work in progress - location TBD.

Exildiscount is a composer, sound engineer, producer and DJ from Berlin. Whether it is in working alongside video artists or in compiling a techno set, Drew’s work always operates along the same tenets: exploring, challenging and recontextualising the different narratives, disciplines, identities, perspectives and discourses that inform both a work itself as much as our understanding of it. In this, they draw on their formal training as much their biography. Drew studied at Humboldt University of Berlin, majoring in Musicology and Media (Studiengang „Musik und Medien“), and minoring in Cultural Studies. They started DJing in 2003 and have since played at parties across the queer scene of Berlin including House of Red Doors, Gegen and as a longtime resident at SchwuZ.  Exildiscount is the sound designer of Elana Katz’s performance film “Running on Empty”(2018), which has been exhibited internationally and recently acquired into the permanent collection of the Museum of Sundsvall, Sweden. Exildiscount’s multifaceted work is driven by a belief in idealism rather than ideologies. www.unboxingshadows.com | www.facebook.com/exildiscountmusic