About Ana Fosca
Ana Fosca is the death industrial/experimental sound project of Linn Hvid, based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Hvid’s work is best captured by the novel labels that pirouette around the idea of noise as a genre— yet this remains a trap. Whether describing her work as death industrial, dark ambient, or even drone, it’s the turbulent pull between introverted and extroverted states that defines her music. Experimentation and sonic sculpting remain the drivers, careening her work into subtle tension with a multitude of sound practices and unique forms. At once arresting and meditative, the intensity of Ana Fosca remains delicate in structure. The urgency and shock of her synthesis and compositions can swiftly tumble into whispering grievances and asphyxiating reflections. Circling themes of sorrow and existential agitation, the terse intimacy of playing loud when playing live is balanced by Hvid’s keen desire to communicate with her audience.
Now a resident at Mayhem – a space for extreme and experimental art in Copenhagen – Hvid’s debut album, SOMA, was released on the Russian label Nazlo Records in 2020 and received admirable attention: it was selected by Jim Haynes’ Helen Scarsdale Agency as one of the best releases of the year, and was acclaimed by the independent experimental music site Ukośnik. Appearing with Sortlegeme at Mayhem Noise Fest 2020/2021, Martin Breidahl selected the performance as one of the best of the year for Passive/Aggressive. Other appearances include The 48HOURS Festival in Copenhagen, ETER Festival in Lund, Sweden, as well as Berlin’s Autonoma Industriale and a collaborative set with Vanity Productions (Posh Isolation).