11 sumptuous images by Arca
Aged 31, Arca is perfectly at home on all registers and brings her own brutality to the crystalline creations of Björk, has collaborated with Kelela, Frank Ocean and FKA twigs, and composes for Kanye West, who refuses to surround himself with rappers. Her strength? Injecting elements of scholarly music into contemporary productions, mixing the codes of opera with the devastating electronic productions of a SOPHIE, philharmonic orchestrations with the minimalist drone of a Oneohtrix Point Never. In short, an exploration of urges, a hyper-sexualisation that is never prosaic and a sovereign randomness that governs most of her compositions.