Ukrainian-born and Berlin-based Kateryna Zavoloka, who passes by the stage name Zavoloka, is a blooming composer, sound craftsman, entertainer, and visual artist that dedicates herself to coordinating solid trial music liberated from type subordinate definitions and styles. Her works always stem from a very strong conceptual base, unveiling creations that are more than just music, exhibiting deep artistic research, and combining traditional and mechanical elements to show the boundlessness of her creative freedom.
From performing tantalising live audio-visual sets and partaking in cross-genre art projects, co-running the experimental music labels Kvitnu and Prostir with Dmytro Fedorenko (Kotra), forming a sci-fi techno band with Fedorenko called Cluster Lizard, and being renowned for visual cover art creations and graphic designs, Zavoloka is well and truly making an indelible imprint in the world of music and art.
In 2003, the Nexsound mark delivered her first collection Suspenzia. Toward the finish of 2003 the CD “I” showed up on the American mark Zeromoon. Her full-length CD “Plavyna” was appeared toward the start of 2005 under the Austrian mark Laton and under the Ukrainian name Nexsound. The CD took a privileged notice at the Prix Ars Electronica in 2005.
In the June 2007 issue of The Wire (magazine) there was an article detailing Zavoloka’s music. In addition, one collaborative track with Kotra appeared on the magazine’s Wire Tapper 16 and her solo composition “Inhale”, from Viter, was featured on the Wire Tapper 20.
In 2011 Zavoloka released “Vedana” CD and in 2007 Viter on the label Kvitnu, 2 of the series of albums dedicated to Elements of Air, Water, Earth and Fire.
In 2008 Zavoloka received the “Gaude Polonia” grant, hosted by National Centre for Culture, Ministry of Culture in Poland, and worked at the Electroacoustic Studio at the Cracow Music Academy. She has also worked at the different studios, including EMS in Stockholm, Sweden and the INA-GRM studio in Paris.
Zavoloka is a graphic designer for Kvitnu, also has designed works for the Detali Zvuku festival, Kvitnu Fest, for Seefeel “Seefeel” album, “Faults” EP and others.In 2005 Zavoloka was awarded as Honorary Mention in Digital Music & Sound Art with Prix Ars Electronica for the “Plavyna” album.In 2019 Zavoloka’s album “Promeni” was nominated as Best Album in Ukraine by Aprize awards.
Zavoloka performs regularly and her music has been presented in various concert halls, clubs, contemporary art museums, theaters, open-air concerts, festivals: Superbooth20 (DE), Presences Electronique (FR), CTM (DE), MadeiraDig (PT), Unsound New York (USA), Kvitnu Fest (UA), Rewire (NL), etc.