In indie rock, Mary Lattimore is the monarch of instrumental harp. Her music is lush, sprawling, and cinematic.
Lattimore has learned to paint pictures of landscapes and express mixed emotions without a word. In rather short order, Lattimore has become one of the country’s most compelling soloists. She has devised a new way to experience the harp. Her secret weapon was a Line 6 looping pedal, which allowed her to create deep sounds that imparted these instrumentals with a dizzying emotionality.
Join us as she brings the Momentary to life conjuring gorgeous textures, landscapes, and mixed emotions without a word.
These performances are part of TIME BEING, our inaugural festival of performance taking place during opening weekend.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Mary Lattimore is a harpist living in Los Angeles. She experiments with her Lyon and Healy Concert Grand harp and effects and also writes harp parts for songs and recordings.
She has performed and recorded with such great artists as Meg Baird, Thurston Moore, Sharon Van Etten, Jarvis Cocker, Kurt Vile, Steve Gunn, Ed Askew, and Fursaxa. Lattimore was also a 2014 recipient of a Pew Fellowship in the Arts.
Lattimore has been a part of soundtrack projects including the Valerie Project, Lopapeysa, a film by David Kessler set in Iceland, and the film score for Marina Abramovic: the Artist is Present, a documentary about the artist. In March 2013, she accompanied Nick Cave’s beautiful horse soundsuits for the 100th anniversary of Grand Central Station in New York City.
The record Slant of Light with guitarist/synth player/producer Jeff Zeigler was released by Thrill Jockey in September of 2014. Lattimore and Zeigler also composed a score to Philippe Garrel’s 1968 experimental silent film Le Revelateur, and debuted it in Marfa, Texas along with the film. They have since performed it in major cities throughout the US.
The New Yorker — The Seismic Emotion of Mary Lattimore’s Harp Music