Wilted Woman etc.

Wilted Woman is the primary music alias of E.L. Davis. Over the last decade, she has been active as a performer, composer, and radio artist. Her work under the WW alias disregards genre or easy categorization, ranging from minimalist electroacoustics to harsh noise to something resembling club music. Davis regularly collaborates with Silvia Kastel as Shakey, with Christoph de Babalon as Suds, and with Nick Klein.

She has released over 20 records to date on labels such as Alien Jams, Primitive Languages/Psychic Liberation, Phantasy, Palto Flats and Stenze Quo. Davis has performed at venues and festivals across Europe and North America including Sonic Acts, Cafe Oto, Transmediale, ZKM, Fylkingen, Meakusma, and Volksbühne, as well as countless basements, clubs, restaurants, and living rooms.

In 2020, following years of moonlighting as a sound engineer and technician, she also cofounded Real Surreal, a recording, mixing, and mastering studio with Salka Valsdottir and Bridget Ferrill. Sometimes, she organizes events and releases music on behalf of untergang-institut, or together with Bridget Ferrill for Power Loom, a monthly concert series at KM28. Davis also lectures irregularly on sound adjacent topics, most recently at the UdK Berlin. Since 2014, she lives in Berlin, Germany and holds down a monthly slot as DJ Puddle on Cashmere Radio.

photo credit: Kasia Zacharko