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Lola de la Mata (b. 1991) is a London born French/Spanish conceptual sound artist, composer, curator and musician (violin/voice/electronics) currently based between Liverpool and London. Their work sits across performance art, installation, community projects and electroacoustic composition developed in collaboration with other musicians, dancers and queer performance artists. Lola’s current research and artistic practice centres around tinnitus, experiences of chronic illness, and AI personal assistants’ use of a ‘neutral’ female voice.
Lola’s first release – feminist concept album REMISE EN BOUCHE (palate cleanser), released in 2018 on Chicago net label Pan y Rosas Discos – has been followed by The Embalmer on the Nonclassical label, and the inclusion of ‘Queens of the Drag’ on the compilation album Her Indoors, profits from which went to supporting sisters uncut, a charity campaigning against domestic violence. Her electroacoustic pieces have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and Resonance FM, and her work has been commissioned by Musicity, Riot Ensemble, Spitalfields Music Festival as well as Cyborg Soloists. She has also worked with experimental filmmakers Britta Thie and Carmen Dusmet Carrasco.
Alongside her practice, Lola’s experience as a curator has included work with interdisciplinary artist group Parallel Praxis, and the sell-out event ‘The Gaze’ for Nonclassical – an event with a focus on women, non-binary and queer composers and artists. Lola was invited to teach on the MA Electronic Music and MA Women in Music modules at the Royal College of Music in academic year 2020/21.