MELBOURNE FESTIVAL presents JULIANNA BARWICK (USA) with special guests LEAH SENIOR Tickets
8:00pm, Fri 14th October, 2016
The Toff In Town, VIC
TICKETS: $39.00 + bf
"Like writing poetry in invisible ink, or whispering a secret into the stratosphere, she creates something that feels both private and intimate." - Consequence of Sound
Even in her earliest self-released recordings, it was obvious that the angelic harmonies of Brooklyn-based composer and vocalist Julianna Barwick would set her on a stellar orbit. In the last few years that promise has paid off: playing piano for Yoko Ono, sharing the stage at Carnegie Hall with The Flaming Lips and Philip Glass, reimagining Bach and even having a beer created in her honour.
While her path has been anything but predictable, her music has never faltered, with densely layered vocals soaring and swooping across imagined landscapes. For two nights only, she's taking Melbourne along for the ride.
Leah's music falls into a dim wallpapered room of slightly out of tune parlour guitars and the ghosts of Summer and 1960s Britain. Her crisply picked songs reveal a love of old world folk providing a stark canvas for her unusual lyrical wit pulling the songs into the present.