Flowing through different scenes and spaces, the 26-minute piece is a MEDITATION / ABSTRACT NARRATIVE / EXPLORATION recorded with Elisa’s Camac DHC and Lyon & Healy 85E harps, a Boss RC-300 looping pedal, and GarageBand.
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 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.
Like the Mind is a new instrumental ensemble led by Meredith Bates made up of six award-winning female musicians from Canada and Sweden. Peggy Lee (cello), Lisa Ullén (piano), Meredith Bates (violin), Lisen Rylander Löve (saxophone), Elisa Thorn (harp), and Emma Augustsson (cello).
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’.