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Irene Cassarini (b. 1995) is a producer, DJ, sound designer and visual artist from Bologna (Italy), now based in The Netherlands.
Her musical alias is Guenter Råler, under which she does live performances (audiovisual as well) and shared the stage with artists like How To Dress Well, Kedr Livanskiy, Alessandro Cortini, Object Blue, NSDOS, Dis Fig and more.
She is an independent researcher on internet culture, queer theories and digital art, taking a multidisciplinary approach in the exploration of the relationship between society, politics and artistic practices. Part of this research is published trough her online blog Art Extremism.
She is a resident DJ at Stranded FM radio, where she hosts a show called Sound Extremism, focusing on extreme, queer, underground, experimental music.
She is the founder and artistic director of Queer In Wonderland, a queer collective that organizes inclusive and safe club nights in Utrecht (NL).
In July 2020 Irene graduated from the master of Music Technology at HKU University of the Arts in Utrecht, with a thesis titled “Music as an agent of societal change: self-expression, introspection and activism in avant-garde electronic music”. Because of a the special social relevance of her final project, Irene has been nominated at the HKU Awards for the HKU Prize for the Municipality of Utrecht 2020.