As a part of the Ableton User Group Berlin & Prague // Initiatives & collectives we present a fresh breeze of electro-pop from Czech-Vietnamese singer Viah and multi-instrumentalists and producer Ursula Sereghy.
Viah excels as an authentic combo of vocal and producer talent and sprang onto the music scene last year with her record Tears of a Giant, melting together minimalist electronic music with producer Ji?í Burian’s dance grooves and lyrics masterfully dealing with fragility, the toxicity of social media and soul searching. The debut album is diverse in its sound, as the tracks morph from whispery piano melancholia to monumental dancefloor burners. It marks Viah’s ascendance in electronic and avant-pop music, with a detectable inclination towards experimental music. Her live shows prove her talent as a performer as well, utilizing elements of theatre. Having grown up in a tri-lingual environment of Czech, Vietnamese and English, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more cosmopolitan singer on the contemporary Czech scene. In June 2019 she was voted the most promising progressive Czech act by the international jury composed mainly of radio experts in Czeching, the music export project of Czech Radio’s youth station Radio Wave (at the Metronome Festival).
Ursula Sereghy is a multi-instrumentalist and producer based in Prague. She is a member of the emerging hip hop/soul/jazz band Metastavy where she plays saxophone and synths. As a solo artists and producer she has been passionately exploring sound design as well as rhythmical structures of dance music. Sereghy has played live hardware sets at various clubs and festivals and worked on an installation for Berlin social critique exhibition of Matyáš Maláš, Julius Reichl and Namora Ynrobyva. She is a member of Synth Library Prague team and Trigger collective.