Over the past decade, harpist Mary Lattimore and ambient composer Julianna Barwick have each created their own inimitable universe of light: Barwick building evocative choral symphonies and Lattimore conjuring expressive beauty with her harp and synth effects. Together in a never-before-seen collaboration these two powerfully emotive voices create an immersive sonic dreamscape like no other.
Julianna Barwick crafts ethereal, largely wordless soundscapes, all of which are built around multiple loops and layers of her voice. Barwick has released several records over the years along with a spate of unique projects, including 2014's Rosabi EP, a collaboration with Dogfish Head Brewery that incorporated recordings of the brewery into its pieces, and live collaborations with Yoko Ono, Philip Glass, and The Flaming Lips in 2015. Meanwhile, she recorded her fourth album in such distinct locations as Asheville, North Carolina, upstate New York, and Lisbon, Portugal. The results were 2016's Will. Now based in Los Angeles, she is working on a variety of projects including having written original music for BalletCollective and a commissioned piece for The Ecstatic Music Festival in New York City.
Mary Lattimore is a Los Angeles-based harpist. She experiments with effects through her Lyon and Healy Concert Grand pedal harp, concocting half-structured improvisations which can include both ambient glitter and unsettling noise. Her first solo record, The Withdrawing Room, was released on Desire Path Recordings in 2014. The solo recordings that followed, At the Dam and Collected Pieces, were released by Ghostly International.
Mary has also recorded synth + harp duo projects with Elysse Thebner Miller (And the Birds Flew Overhead) and Jeff Zeigler (Slant of Light) and has co-written reimagined scores for the 1968 experimental silent film Le Revelateur, directed by Philippe Garrel (who approved of the project), and the Czech New Wave classic Valerie and Her Week of Wonders, and performed these scores live throughout the US with Jeff Zeigler and the Valerie Project, respectively. She has contributed and written harp parts for such artists as Kurt Vile, Thurston Moore, Sharon Van Etten, Meg Baird, Steve Gunn, the Clientele, Hop Along, Jarvis Cocker, Karen Elson, Ed Askew and Quilt.