Julianna Barwick • ambient, electronic • Mary Lattimore

Sunday Jul 22, 2018

407 Central Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 505-242-4900
Website: Click to Visit


Phone: 505-242-4900
Website: Click to Visit

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Julianna Barwick (Dead Oceans)

“Describing this hazy, hallucinogenic album from Brooklyn’s Julianna Barwick, you can neatly take Panda Bear’s trippier tracks as a jumping off point, as Barwick loops and layers beautiful vocal harmonies with a similar slow-motion deep sea vibe. But this lovely debut is more than just derivative, and the wordless sound collages are transporting” – OTHER MUSIC

“Lacking definable lyrics, Julianna’s songs create their own themes sonically and leave nameless emotional impressions. Julianna’s talents as a vocalist push most of the musical strength in the album, her choice of melodic vocal overdubs with vocal percussion is fascinating and dizzying. Some sounds become as indecipherable as the human voice. Comparable to Björk’s Medulla approach to end instrumentation, most of the tracks are all vocal based. Julianna’s all vocal album has less of a political method behind it as does Björk’s Medulla; it’s based more on her natural approach to songwriting: spontaneously improving and recording immediately. Many of the songs were written on the fly.” – TIME OUT NEW YORK

Mary Lattimore - Harpist

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.

Ghostly International will release her third solo record in late spring of 2018.

Advance tickets are $12 at sisterthebar.com

See also: Show Up!


Mary Lattimore
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As audiences may have guessed by now (it’s been more than four years, dang it) August March is deeply moved by the quirky, by the odd, by the experimental. I think it has something with the dude being a surrealist or at least a magical realist. Anywho, March will get a full filling of such sublime and vasty experiences when composer Julianna Barwick and harpist Mary Lattimore visit Burque’s home for hep happenings, Sister (407 Central Ave. NW) on Sunday, July 22. Barwick does much of her work using recorded sound loops. Her gauzy, ghostly and subconsciously derived vocalizations and atmospheric, droning melodies are featured on her newer work like 2016’s Will, but personally I prefer her early oeuvre, including (of course) her super-fantastic remix of Radiohead’s “Reckoner.” Meanwhile, harpist Lattimore, the recipient of a Pew Fellowship, classically trained, et cetera has been at the forefront of musical experimentation and genre deconstructing musical experimentalism for about 10 years. Her new recording is called Hundreds of Days and calling it ethereal seems like an exercise in circumspection because the work totally rocks, hijos y hijas. 8pm • $12 • 21+.

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