Lucy Tcherno Ivanenko was born in Mahon, Menorca, in 1985. In 2015 she was bestowed with the magick name Ivana Ray Singh.
She is a cultural agitator, artist and DJ based in Barcelona. Best known for being the co-founder and co-director of Màgia Roja- cultural association and label- and its renowned concert venue and members only club: Màgia Roja H.Q. which she conceived and managed until March 2017.
She has also been Production Manager and General Manager of Gràcia Territori Sonor and LEM International Experimental Music Festival, member of the Jury of the Luigi Russolo International Sound Art Award and Interpreter and Guest Relations Coordinator at In Edit International Music Documentary Festival, through her grassroots work as a promoter and manager for forward-thinking and risk-taking music projects such as Qa’a, Ordre Etern, Coàgul, Jochen Arbeit (Einstürzende Neubauten) & Huan and Macromassa among others, at the age of 20.
She began DJ’ing as a member of Màgia Roja’s Resident DJ collective Comisarios de la Luz DJ’s in 2016. Her DJ sets move from sensual mistery, to shimmering lysergic dreams, through voodoo rhythms, energetic no-wave brass blasts, to alienated metallic synths and pounding scraping machine anthems for all normally considered outcasts to sing along in brother/sisterhood: from Chicaloyo to White Noise through Can to Bourbonese Qualk to James Chance to Einstürzende Neubauten and Dive, unearthing the links of an unbroken chain of timeless music which seeks to reconcile the light and dark within us all, in a fiery festive Sabbath.
Poetic Acts and Painting:
Rituals, situations and beauty-in-movement pieces with a syncretist approach. Some sources of inspiration are the psychedelic surrealist actions and saturated colours of films such as Chappaqua and Salome,Tarot archetypes, Chaos Magick practices, Jodorowsky’s psychomagic and Monty Python’s sense of treating absurdity with utmost seriousness.
She uses voice, synths, cassettes of found sounds and percussions to make music with lyrics that reflect on the themes of incommunication (both intra and inter-personal), foreignness and “the other”, isolation and belief as a tool for overcoming those very situations and imposed social structures.