The Wire


Below The Radar Special Edition: SHAPE Platform 2017

Track 17

Battle-Ax. Photo by Milica Balubdžić


Armed with a viola, Beatrix Curran aka Battle-ax envelops the surrounding space with relentless chains of reverb and distortion as she builds up strong, cohesive and highly emotive soundscapes. Born in Sydney, Australia, she moved to Vienna, drawn there by the Austrian capital’s musical history. When she began playing in clubs, she developed her improvisational style to take in romanticism, atonalism and an energised repetition, depending on the people she plays alongside.