The conservatory–trained composer, vocalist, and pianist Marina Herlop has often toyed with classical composers like Debussy and Chopin, giving a contemporary tip of the hat to canonical, romantic music. Recently she has extended her sonic set of tools to a more cybernetic side of music with miu,her first single release on leading avant-electronic label PAN. On Miu, Herlop experiments for the first time with konnakol syllables and Karnatic rhythms, harnessing processed human voices and synthetic electronics. The playful and experimental music evokes the unpredictable vocal treatments of Meredith Monk. As such, the Barcelona-based artist invites the listener to step into her otherworldly dreamscape, falling down a sonic rabbit hole into a garden of forking paths. During Rewire 2022, Herlop will be performing her stirring compositions with a five piece band.
Marina Herlop performs on Friday 8 April.