Habesha by way of London, Lula Mebrahtu aka LULA.XYZ, is a multidisciplinary artist at the intersection of art, music and tech.
A vanguard of creative expression, Lula has credits that span across devised work in theatre (The National, Barbican, Southbank Center), tech spaces (Moog Fest, Music Tech Fest, Spotify Stockholm) and the digital sphere. In 2022, she made her film debut in the titular role in Semret, which premiered at Locarno Film Festival’s main stage.
LULA.XYZ is a recent recipient of the prestigious Oram Award for innovation in music. A pioneering practitioner of the MiMu Gloves (midi gestrule instrument), her musician expression is an all encompassing (visually and sonically) experience.
She employs her soulful voice to take you on a visceral journey whilst putting her dance/physical theatre training to use in considering the aesthetics/imagery. A practice that has made her a regular collaborator/member of Filament Theatre (Rufus Longbottom and The Space Rabbit; Earth Makes No Sound) and House of Absolute (Warrior Queens, Dizzi, Human Jukebox).
Currently working on her one woman show ‘OommoO’ – Tales of ancestral voyages told through spoken word, music, and cutting edge technology. It is expected to debut Edinburgh Fringe 2023