Zeynep Sarikartal (1985, Ankara) is a sound-artist, improviser and researcher. She studied classical Piano in Ankara Bilkent Music School, had her Bachelor from Musicology in Istanbul Yildiz Technical University and her MA in University of Vienna in Ethnomusicology. Since 2010 she is based in Vienna and works as composer/improviser/sound artist in theater, film and multimedia projects, curates events, publishes articles, performes under the moniker ZS ZS. She mostly collaborated with musicians from the fields of experimental, noise, flashcore, extratone and other related genres. From 2016 on, she started to develop creative research projects that focuses on the concept of social death. ZS ZS live performances are about exploring and merging harsh, rhythmical and atmospheric soundscapes together with text and field recordings within a dramaturgical concept.