“An extraordinary sound, unlike almost anything…” – allaboutjazz.com
Born out of an unconventional collection of influences and a powerful imagination, Stef Conner’s music breathes new life into ancient texts and forges channels of empathy into the deep past. Although rooted in the classical tradition, her musical language is distorted into something utterly different through the vivid palette of sounds that have been absorbed into her style, from ancient Mesopotamian literature, medieval chant, English folksong and Anglo-Saxon poetry to Spectralism, free improvisation, experimental music and post-tonal harmony. A former member of The Unthanks and Royal Philharmonic Society Prize-winning composer, she comfortably inhabits the borderlands between the classical and traditional music worlds.
The Flood – Ancient Words to New Music
The Flood, by the Lyre Ensemble, is available to order now. Featuring Stef Conner’s ethereal contemporary vocals, derived from the world’s oldest written poetry, alongside haunting accompaniments played on replica 4,500-year-old instruments by harpists Andy Lowings and Mark Harmer, The Flood is like nothing else you have ever heard!