IS IT DARK? is investigating strategies to deal with personal experiences of fear through the sonic. In this case, the sonic in speedcore music, an extreme form of hardcore electronic music that developed in the 1990’s at the fringes of youth culture in Europe. LizaNEliaz was a transgender speedcore dj and producer based in Antwerp. Through their person, aspects of sonic extremism and identity politics in rave culture will be investigated. By revisiting the past- a geographical, emotional and historical- and bringing it into the present, the group seeks to initiate a dialogue between past and future.