Olivia Louvel is a French-born, British composer, producer and artist whose work draws on voice, computer music and digital narrative. She operates on the frontier of art and electronic music.
Over the last decade, she has released 6 solo albums published on various labels, Angelika Koehlermann (Austria), Optical Sound (France) and on Cat Werk Imprint, her own production tool.
Her largest project to date 'Data Regina' is a multimedia suite in which she explores the reigns of Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I, delivering her own singular transposition through an interactive digital platform and a cd publication. She was featured with Data Regina in The Wire magazine.
Her work has been supported by the Arts Council of England and she was awarded the Qwartz Album for 'Doll Divider' at the Qwartz Electronic Music Awards in 2011.
Olivia Louvel has received extensive airplay on significant radio programs such as BBC Radio 6’s Freak Zone, BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction, Resonance (UK), RTE Lyric FM’s Nova (Ireland), Radio Eins’s Elektro Beat (Germany), RTVE Radio 3’s Fluido Rosa, RTVE Radio 3’s Atmosfera (Spain), RAI 3’s Battiti (Italy), and France Musique’s La Matinale.
She has opened for artists such as Japanese avant-garde artist Phew at Iklectik London, Planningtorock at the Earsthetic Festival Brighton Dome and Recoil for various concerts on the European 'Selected' tour.
In 2014, she produced an exclusive mix for Electronic Beats, "odd and fantastic", which features her remix of AGF’s 'Poemproducer'.
In 2016, she contributed a compelling audio-visual project 'Afraid Of Women' to #Rojava, a female:pressure campaign curated by Antye Greie-Ripatti aka AGF that aims to show solidarity and raise awareness for a special de facto autonomous zone in northern Syria.
She also collaborated with Paul Kendall (The Digital Intervention) with the piece 'When the sea will rise II' produced for Acoustic Cameras, a project which invites sound artists to annex the real-time flow of webcams located in various places around the world.
Along with Daria Baiocchi, Fiona Hallinan, La Cosa Preziosa, Vicky Langan, Úna Lee, Jenn Kirby, Claudia Molitor, Gráinne Mulvey and Rachel Ní Chuinn, Louvel contributed to the collaborative art project 'Mean Time' with her composition ' 25 minutes and 21 seconds'. The event was broadcast live on Nova, RTÉ Lyric FM from Richmond Barracks, Dublin, clawing back time lost in 1916.
2017 Data Regina, CD, LP, Cat Werk Imprint
2015 Bats by Night, Digital, EP, Cat Werk Imprint
2014 Beauty Sleep, CD, LP, Cat Werk Imprint
2012 o, music for haiku, CD, LP Cat Werk Imprint
2011 Doll Divider, 12' vinyl, LP, Cat Werk Imprint
2010 Doll Divider, Digital, LP, Ototoi, Optical Sound
2008 Lulu in Suspension, CD, LP, Optical Sound
2006 Luna Parc Hotel CD, LP, Angelika Koehlerman
as The Digital Intervention (With Paul Kendall)
2003 Capture, The Digital Intervention, CD, LP, Parallel Series, Ici d'Ailleurs
2004 Oumupo vol.3,'La Coco'+ Rubin Steiner, Ici d'Ailleurs
2004 Oumupo vol.1, 'Coma Idyllique'+ The Third Eye Foundation, Ici d'Ailleurs
2016 Paris Multiplié,'Postcards Reframed' by Fiona Brice, Digital, Bella Union
2014 If I Was SonnetMix by Pantaleimon, Digital, Grass Girl Music
2016 Music, Awareness & Solidarity w/ Rojava Revolution, 'Afraid Of Women',Digital, Female Pressure
2013 Pussy Riot Freedom, 'Doll Divider', Digital, Female Pressure, Monika
2011 Qwartz 7, 'Doll Maker', CD, Qwartz Edition
awards & grants
2016 Grant for the Arts, Arts Council, Data Regina (UK)
2014 Grant for the Arts, Arts Council, Beauty Sleep (UK)
2011 SACD prize, society of dramatic authors & composers, Doll Divider (F)
2011 Qwartz Album Award, Qwartz Electronic Music Awards Doll Divider (F)