Interviews, Reviews, and More
PRXLUDES: Darlene Zarabozo
September 10, 2021
A feature about Darlene Zarabozo's interdisciplinary work with electronics, text and visuals written by Zygmund de Somogyi from PRXLUDES.
"...Darlene Zarabozo is a Cuban-American composer and artist currently based in San Francisco. Having an immense passion for collaboration with artists from a variety of different backgrounds, Darlene is on a constant endeavor to mold different perspectives together in her work. Darlene studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with Linda Buckley, and her work has been premiered at PLUG Festival, Sound Scotland, and the University of St. Andrews, among others. Darlene spoke to PRXLUDES about her use of text and visual media in her work, her collaborative process, her approach to writing for electronics and theatre, and dealing with trauma and survivorship through her work..."
--Zygmund de Somogyi (PRXLUDES)
Nomination: Scottish Awards for New Music 2021
July 7th, 2021
Darlene Zarabozo's piece, "The Inevitable Withdrawal", from her electroacoustic EP, Cheap Emotions, was nominated for The Musicians' Union Award for Installation/Sound Art/Electroacoustic New Work.
Ear to the Ground Scotland: Exploring Connection and Disconnection Through Electronic Music
June 18, 2021
A feature episode from New Music Scotland's podcast Ear to the Ground Scotland hosted by Aileen Sweeney and Ben Ames.
Call for Scores 2021: The Night With...
May 17, 2021
Darlene Zarabozo won the Emma Lloyd solo violin and electronic Call for Scores 2021 hosted by The Night With... (Matthew Whiteside). This call for score was a joint win with colleague and composer Rylan Gleave.
BBC: Introducing in Scotland
March 26, 2021
BBC: Introducing in Scotland's hosts, Phoebe Inglis-Holmes and Shereen Cutkelvin, broadcasted Misread's (Darlene Zarabozo's stage name) track, "This Heart Breaks For You", from her indie-pop album This Heart Breaks For You.
"The raw emotion all being laid out like that is really interesting... and she's such an amazing composer and sound designer which is really evident given how well thought out that track is... the mastery... on the vocal mixing with all of those layers is really evident... we can't wait to hear what's next!"
--Phoebe Inglis-Holmes (BBC: Introducing in Scotland)
ISCM World Music Days 2021 Shortlist
March 22, 2021
Darlene Zarabozo is one of six composers to be shortlisted by the Scottish Music Centre and New Music Scotland to represent Scotland in International Society of Contemporary Music (ISCM) World Music Days 2021.
Various Small Flames - Cheap Emotions
January 21, 2021
A review of Darlene Zarabozo's text-spoken electroacoustic EP, Cheap Emotions, written by Jon Doyle from Various Small Flames.
"...This sentiment is central to her latest release, Cheap Emotions. The songs in effect serve as a bridge between the high art sensibilities of classical music and something more accessible, electronic samples and spoken word segments lending a real immediacy. And the balance between the familiar and unfamiliar extends beyond style too, with the meaning of the pieces emerging ambiguous but intuitive, leading the listener into something strange yet undeniably rooted in the human experience..."
--Jon Doyle (Various Small Flames)