Gloria de Oliveira is a German-Brazilian multidisciplinary visual artist and musician. She has been writing and performing music since childhood, at first aspiring to become an opera singer - through a twist of fate she ended up studying drama in London instead, subsequently working for the stage, film and radio, starring in international features and TV shows such as Babylon Berlin and Christian Petzold’s Berlinale winner Undine (2020).
Wanting to further explore a multidisciplinary approach that combined her interest in performance, visual art and sound, De Oliveira began studying Fine Art at HFBK Hamburg and at École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris. Her experimental short films and music videos have been screened and awarded at film festivals around the world and in 2013, she was selected for the Talent Campus at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival.
In 2017, she started to release demo tracks to the internet with the Synthwave project lovespells, culminating in the 5-track EP Lua Azul (“blue moon” in her native Portuguese). Since then, she has been working on solo music under her own name, the atmosphere of her songs supported by her mostly self-produced music videos.
In 2018, Gloria won the Krach + Getoese prize, Hamburg’s award and support programme for up-and-coming musicians, which enabled her to work on her two self-produced EPs La Rose de Fer and Lèvres de Sang (named after the vampire film classics by Jean Rollin) at the analogue studio Clouds Hill Recordings. Both EPs were released digitally and on limited edition cassette tape through her own imprint La Double Vie and the cult cassette label Dispersion in 2019.
On March 27, 2020 her debut album Fascination was released by Reptile Music and distributed by Cargo Records on CD and Vinyl, including remixes by artists such as Gudrun Gut and Box And The Twins. In the spring of the same year, she was booked as the support for the Germany tour of the band Tempers, which was ultimately cancelled due to the COVID19 pandemic.
In 2021, she composed & produced the score for Peter Thiers’ play Paradiesische Bauten, which premiered at the renowned Thalia Theater in Hamburg. In February 2022, she was commissioned to score and invited to play live at the Bora Aksu Autumn/Winter 22/23 Catwalk show at London Fashion Week.