Date: Saturday 19 September
Location:: Live at St Luke’s Church
Artist: Julianna Barwick
Tickets: Single ticket €15* available here
*Included in festival ticket €175
Her music is built around multiple loops and layers of her voice. Barwick, who credits a rural, church choir upbringing for her sound, begins most tracks with a single phrase or refrain, then uses a loop station and the occasional piano or percussive instrument to build the song into a swirling mass of lush, ambient folk. She released her first two collections of songs, the full-length Sanguine and the EP Florine, in 2009 and 2010, respectively, before issuing her Asthmatic Kitty debut, The Magic Place, in 2011. Her newest album, Nepenthe, was released via Dead Oceans on August 20, 2013.
“Her music is impressive, unique, and includes hardly any discernible lyrics. She loops her own voice and vocal percussion until you forget the one track that started it all.” Pitchfork