Qobuz Presents: Circuit des Yeux, Moor Mother, Claire Rousay, Marina Herlop at SXSW 2022

Special showcase at Central Presbyterian Church brings the Qobuz music-first ethos to the stage

February 2022 – Qobuz, the world’s leading hi-res streaming and download platform, will present a special South by Southwest® (SXSW®) showcase on 17 March 2022, featuring Chicago experimental fixture Circuit des Yeux; poet, composer, and producer Moor Mother; San Antonio-based composer and sound collagist Claire Rousay; and Barcelona singer Marina Herlop. The performance will take place at 7pm at Austin’s Central Presbyterian Church, which has played host to previous SXSW® events featuring artists including Billie Eilish, Fiona Apple, and James Blake. 

Reflecting Qobuz’s “boutique in a superstore world” approach, the showcase will bring the platform’s independent, music and artists-first ethos off the app and onto the stage in a celebration of live music’s return to SXSW® 2022. Since it launched in the US three years ago, Qobuz has worked with partners like the Secretly Group, Mercury KX, the Montclair Jazz Festival, and more to expand its focus on the best music experiences into physical spaces.

On performing at SXSW®, Circuit des Yeux said: “We plan to fill a gorgeous cathedral with propulsive percussion, meaty cello lines, and elongated vocalizations. We will be presenting songs from my newest album, -io, as well as a few of my favorite long term CdY songs. I am excited to tap into an environment where people congregate to overcome challenges, absolve themselves of their own wrong doings, and try to become their best selves. These existential problems are ones we find in ourselves as a unit, and ones we seek solutions for in a community. So let us congregate!”

She continued on to say: “I am proud to be presenting alongside Moor Mother and Claire Rousay. They are two musicians who have a distinct ability to fuse units into community. I am also proud to be presenting under the Qobuz umbrella. Qobuz is one of the leading streaming platforms for contemporary music. They put artist friendly ethics and audio quality before corporate profit. “

Camae Ayewa, professionally known as Moor Mother, said: “I am excited to meet and be inspired by these three incredible artists that will be sharing the bill with me.”

Sujan Hong, Head of US Music Content at Qobuz, said: “Circuit des Yeux, Moor Mother, Claire Rousay, and Marina Herlop all uniquely manifest the possibilities of emotion and beauty in experimental music. Qobuz is thrilled to celebrate the return of an in-person SXSW®—and live music, in general—with these four wonderful, evocative artists.”

Full event details below:
Date: March 17, 2022
Time: 7 PM CT
Venue: Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E. 8th St, Austin, TX 78701

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About Qobuz
Founded in 2007, a pioneer of high-quality sound, Qobuz is the French music streaming and download service that meets the needs of demanding music lovers and audiophiles. Available in 19 countries around the world, in Europe, USA, Australia, New Zealand and Japan (Hi-Res download service only). Qobuz offers an exceptional range of exclusive editorial content written by a team of experts. With its catalog of more than 80 million tracks, Qobuz also has the richest choice of high-resolution (Hi-Res) references on the market. Qobuz is licensed for Hi-Res Audio by the Japan Audio Society (JAS). For more information, visit qobuz.com

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