Andrea Zarza Canova

curator of world & traditional music

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  • British Library


Andrea Zarza (1986) is an archivist and curator with a degree in philosophy. She was born in Madrid, Spain, has lived in London since 2011, and works at the British Library Sound Archive. She has worked with the London Musicians’ Collective Archive at the University of the Arts London Archive and Special Collections Centre, at the Deep Listening Institute (Kingston, NY, USA) and the Pacific Radio Archives (Los Angeles, CA, USA). She has curated sound installations for David Byrne’s Meltdown Festival (Southbank Centre, London) and the No Play NGBK exhibition (Berlin, Germany) and produced radio programmes for NTS, BBC 3, Resonance FM and RRS Radio Reina Sofía. Her record label, Mana Records, run with Matthew Kent, publishes works at the intersection of contemporary and archival sound. She has recently co-curated the exhibition Charivaria (CentroCentro Gallery, Madrid, Spain) with José Luis Espejo, which analyses how people position themselves in public space with sound, through stories about blacksmiths, bells and sirens, cowbells, festivals, travelling musicians, protests, carnivals and rites.

participating in

  • WOMEX 2017