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Clarissa Connelly

Wed 15 May
Contemporary

Clarissa Connelly

Scottish-born, Copenhagen-based producer, composer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Clarissa Connelly presents her debut album on Warp Records, ‘World of Work’. For the first time in London, Clarissa will perform with a full band.


World of Work comes together as a dream-like synthesis of Nordic folk song, Celtic myth, medieval grimoires, modern pop music, as well as experimental composition and studio practices. It explores the sacred and the profane with the guidance of 20th-century French philosopher Georges Bataille.

Born in Scotland, Clarissa Connelly relocated as a child to Denmark, where the cultural landscape has fuelled her creativity, through exploring the sacred sites, mythology, and music of Nordic culture. She first gained international attention with Tech Duinn (2018), a hypnotic album named after a spiritual gateway in Celtic myth. For her previous album, The Voyager (2021), Clarissa physically walked the Scandinavian landscape, channelling melodies from ancient pre-Christian sites. To allow others to join virtually, Connelly developed an app called Vandringen that responds sonically to these sites. The album received global acclaim and was awarded the prestigious Nordic Music Prize which is a testament to her studious dedication to composition as a master’s student at the prestigious Rhythmic Music Conservatory (CPH).

Other impressive accolades include opening for Jenny Hval across the UK & EU last year as well as taking part in Laurie Anderson’s choir, and her recent premiere of Canons at Roskilde Festival, a choir piece that included Erika de Casier, Astrid Sonne, Henriette Motzfeldt (Smerz) and others.

Her new record World of Work calls us to confront the spectres of fear and death that surround us. At the same time, it guides our attention to a flowering vitality both within ourselves and the world at large.

Date:Wed 15 May
Start time:8.30pm (Doors: 8pm)
Venue:Hall Two
Price:£16.50
+ 10% booking fee.

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