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

-ALEXANDER VARTY, GEORGIA STRAIGHT

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RECENT RELEASES
Jouska (2017), the debut album from avant chamber-pop group Gentle Party
Hue (2017), the debut album from Elisa Thorn’s Painting Project

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).

Hue

Hue features music inspired by the abstract paintings of Bruce Thorn, featuring the harp in an experimental yet accessible trio with Justin Devries (drums) and James Meger (bass).

The Giving Shapes

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

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.

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).

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.