"Her music is open, expressive and filmic and a real hit with audiences. Highly recommended."
BEYOND THE HORIZON
// based: Cheshire, UK
// genre: contemporary classical, ambient
// composer-performer on lever harp
// project & CD title - BEYOND THE HORIZON
// website: www.lauren-scott-harp.co.uk
Lauren Scott composes accessible contemporary music for lever harp, creating a kaleidoscope of colour by incorporating extended techniques organically into her compositions.
In Lauren's debut CD Beyond the Horizons due for release March 2020 on the Avie Records label, her eclectic filmic compositions are alongside works by John Cage, Peter Maxwell Davies, Douwe Eisenga, Lennon & McCartney and Monika Stadler.
Two minute sample track consists of 6 x 20 second excerpts from:
Farewell to Stromness by Peter Maxwell Davies
Beyond the Horizon by Lauren Scott
In A Landscape by John Cage
Free Running by Lauren Scott
Across the Universe by Lennon–McCartney
Gypsy Dance by Lauren Scott
Live performance at the Perth Harp Festival, West Australia, October 2019
Lauren Scott’s passion for the lever harp inspires her interpretations of atmospheric works by 20th century composers ranging from John Cage and Peter Maxwell Davies to Lennon & McCartney, as well as her own ambient compositions. Beyond the Horizon, Lauren’s debut solo album, casts a twilight glow on the unique qualities of the traditional lever harp – also referred to as the Celtic harp – and the kaleidoscopic colours it produces, sonorities that Lauren enhances with extended techniques including note bending and percussive effects in her own music. The result is a beautiful and distinctive album with broad appeal.
Released Avie Records 6th March 2020
ALBUM AVAILABLE HERE