MARIJA BALUBDŽIĆ: BELGRADE – AN INTRODUCTION TO THE EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC SCENE
Belgrade-based noise songstress Marija Balubdžić performs mainly under the alias Umbra. Through sound intervention and poetic experiment atop a multi-channel looper, she confronts voice and synthesizers, drifting between noise and melodic idioms.
As a member of Efemerne Konfesije, a drag collective in Belgrade, she is developing the character of the virtuoso pianist Fritz Klein.
As the author of the monthly radio show Zvuk Ispod on Radio Belgrade 3, Balubdžić presents fellow experimental electronic music artists that she has encountered through her tours. For the Zvuk ispod show, she draws inspiration from the fancy of yet another of her characters – DJ Krem, a music selector and promoter.