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Lyra Pramuk

2022
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EN

Lyra Pramuk fuses classical vocalism, pop sensibilities, performance practices and contemporary club culture in what can best be described as futurist folk music.

Growing up singing in choirs, Lyra struggled to conform to the images and expectations of her small Pennsylvania town, creating a deep and complex internet-fueled interior world in response. Later a diligent student at the Eastman School of Music, she learned that her skills lay in breaking with and reinterpreting the traditions of the academically-pure classical music that she was expected to uphold.

Her interests lay more in pop than opera, counting Björk, Laurie Anderson, Meredith Monk, M.I.A, and Missy Elliot as inspirations - all artists who exemplify her mantra that “songcraft is a way of short-circuiting the structures we are sold as real differences in the world”. She later immersed herself in the Berlin techno scene.

Composed and arranged entirely from the sound of her own voice, Fountain, her debut on Bedroom Community, was well-received by The Quietus and Pitchfork. Her forthcoming compilation Delta showcases global interpretation of Fountain’s psyche, through reworking, recomposing, and reconstructing the source material, projecting them through the many lenses of her colleagues and collaborators.

NO

Lyra Pramuk blander pop, performance, klubbkultur og klassisk skolering til det som best kan beskrives som futuristisk folkemusikk. Med en oppvekst som korist og en senere utdannelse hos Eastman School of Music har Lyra Pramuk en klassisk bakgrunn, men verdsatte fra tidlig alder aller helst den kunstneriske popen til Björk, Laurie Anderson, Meredith Monk, M.I.A, og Missy Elliot, og ble senere dypt inspirert av Berlins klubbkultur.

Debuten Fountain for Bedroom Community ble godt mottatt av The Quietus og Pitchfork, mens den kommende samleren Delta bygger videre på Fountain ved å omarbeide og omstrukturere kildematerialet.

Highlights
  • Collaborations with Holly Herndon and Colin Self
  • Good reviews in The Quietus and Pitchfork
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