Opened 10 May 2014
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Brooklyn-based Julianna Barwick's music is equal parts force and beauty. Her compositions merge from a highly individual way of improvising with her loop station, her voice and various instruments. Far from the secondhand emotions and digital dabblings of so many other artists, Julianna Barwick's music is the real deal: a life-affirming work of importance, interest and sheer beauty.
She comes to the Elgar Room following the release of third album Nepenthe, produced and engineered by Alex Somers (musician/producer of Sigur R?s, J?nsi, J?nsi & Alex). Recorded in Reykjav?k, the album is heavily influenced by the unfamiliar surroundings of Iceland, with its vibrant music scene and stunningly alien landscapes with their lingering magic.