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Irene Cassarini (b. 1995, she/they) is a producer, DJ, sound designer and visual artist from Italy, now based in The Netherlands.
Under the alias Guenter Råler, she does live (audiovisual) performances and shared the stage with artists like Giant Swan, How To Dress Well, Kedr Livanskiy, Alessandro Cortini, Object Blue, NSDOS and more.
In her practice she explores the interdependency of internet culture, queer theories and digital art, taking a multidisciplinary approach in the exploration socio-political implication of artistic practices. Part of this research is published trough her online blog Art Extremism.
They are a resident DJ at Stranded FM radio, where she hosts a show called Sound Extremism, focusing on extreme, queer, underground, experimental music. They are one of the 12 participants invited to the Europen Female DJ Summit in Copenaghen (June 2021).
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 was nominated for the HKU Awards and won the prize from the Municipality of Utrecht 2020.