Dance music's harbinger of ecocide.
The American artist and software developer Chris Korda uses the conventions of house music to warn us of societal and environmental collapse. She's been talking about it through music, writing and direct action since the early '90s. Now as her warnings become reality, so too has her music reached a renewed relevance and audience, primarily through a pair of albums for Perlon. Back in the early '90s, she founded the anti-natalist project the Church Of Euthanasia, whose mission to save the world from ecological disaster is summed up by its one commandment ("Thou shalt not procreate") and four pillars: suicide, abortion, cannibalism and sodomy. The mission dovetailed with her music, which was introduced to Europe by the reissue and subsequent crossover success of "Save The Planet, Kill Yourself" (a Church Of Euthanasia catchphrase).
In conversation with Martha Pazienti-Caiden, Korda talks about the research behind her latest Perlon LP, Apologize To The Future, which imagines the bitter resentment of future generations inheriting a wrecked planet.