Eva Geist is an electronic artist who dedicated her life to poetry. Educated as a classic piano player and singer and trained as a live performer and sound designer, Eva found important references in the Neukoelln art community of Berlin. Here in 2015, in a bar that doesn’t exist anymore called Del Rex, Eva played her first live set, something in between a dancing session and a concert.
Later she became one of the paramount artists of Macadam Mambo, the label run by Sacha Mambo in Lyon. Since 2016 she’s been a resident at Sameheads, where, together with Laura ODL (Ondula), she hosts the night called Diapason. They also form the duo As Longitude, which first EP, “Blauer Part”, was released in 2017 by Knekelhuis. Often depicted as a storyteller, Eva interprets her creation as a gentle flow, chapter by chapter, into a cinematic soundscape imbued with psychedelic fluids, magic and spiritual nostalgia.
Where are you from?
I am from Crotone, Calabria, South of Italy
Earliest musical memory?
Laudates Dominio, Kyrie Eleyson, Otis Redding - (Sitting on) the Dock of the Bay, Chopin - Prelude n7, Marvin Gaye - What’s going on
Why and when did you start making music?
As a child, I liked to play alone, hugging trees and singing, I sung all day, mostly invented songs, so my father signed me to a music school (maybe he had enough of hearing me :) ). No specific reason to start, just a great love and passion in my heart, that gave me the willing power to learn and study.
How did you connect with Macadam Mambo ?
Sacha Mambo is an old friend, we’re family. First time we met was in Dresden at a cool festival with some heads of the scene. I played a live set with a friend. Sacha liked it and asked us for music. Because we never finished that music, after a while, I decided to send him Eva Geist’s stuff. He liked it. He adopted me.
Some insight on the mix you recorded ?
It’s a collection of some of my favorite songs and some abstract sounds, music to chill and feel at ease, no harm, no expectations. I need to listen to this kind of music a lot these days, as everything around seems to spin so fast. Angel’s voice, flowers around, some lyrics, to find a mind-heart coherence.