“THORN IS POISED TO EMERGE AS A RADICAL HARPIST, COMPOSER, AND INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTS INNOVATOR” 

-ALEXANDER VARTY, GEORGIA STRAIGHT

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RECENT RELEASES

Elisa Thorn’s HUE released their sophomore album, Flowers For Your Heart, in May 2019.
Selenotropic (2019), avant pop from Elisa Thorn
Jouska (2017), the debut album from avant chamber-pop group Gentle Party

HUE

HUE tackles two artistic objectives: firstly, how to create music that is both abstract and accessible; and secondly, how to lead a band with harp in a way does not compromise sensitivity with it’s boldness, or aesthetic beauty with it’s curiosity.

Gentle Party

Gentle Party is an avant chamber pop ensemble that pioneers a unique, expansive sound distinct to the quartet’s West Coast roots.  Elisa is joined by Jessicka (voice), Meredith Bates (violin), Shanto Acharia (cello).

Selenotropic

Selenotropism is plant growth in response to moonlight. With Justin Devries on drums and Jeff Gammon on bass, this music explores how to integrate the harp as the backbone of a band without it being the ‘elephant in the room’.

The Giving Shapes

Elisa is joined by pianist Robyn Jacob, bringing together their innovative & subversive compositional techniques in a tightly arranged, beautiful collaboration.

Hildegard's Ghost

Enter the musical mind of Roisin Adams as it is slowly unveiled by she and her daring bandmates. Elisa Thorn on harp and Justin Devries on drums accompany Adams on piano to marry composition with improvisation.

Cerulean (solo)

Elisa has been developing new solo material with her new electric Camac harp. Using a loop pedal, voice, and other effects, she builds expansive and lush soundscapes.

PAST PROJECTS

Star Triptych

Featuring Toronto musicians David Riddel (guitar) and Laura Swankey (voice), Star Triptych bridges improv, composition, extended techniques & electronic effects to capture and communicate beauty.

Jazz Bras Dot Com

Jazz Bras Dot Com is loud, soft, edged and curved. The trio is completed with Laura Swankey (voice) and Jessica Ackerley (guitar).

Written on the Body

Part of the Vancouver Park Board’s Artist Studio Residency program, this project the relationship between movement an music with Dayna Szyndrowski (percussive dance).