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Josephine Foster

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Josephine Foster standing in a wooded area

American folk singer-songwriter Josephine Foster performs a new set of original compositions, including songs from her new album Faithful Fairy Harmony.

Joined by a band including guitarist Victor Herrero and drummer Alex Neilson (Trembling Bells), Josephine accompanies herself on guitar, piano, organ, harp and autoharp, borrowing from spirituals, classical and experimental music on a collection of deeply personal songs. And then there’s her voice – an arresting and undulating soprano, operatic and otherworldly.

Since emerging as part of the New Weird America scene in the early 2000s, Josephine’s music has always defied easy categorisation. Over the past decade, she’s taken in German Lieder, Spanish folk songs, and interpretations of poetry by Lorca and Emily Dickinson.

Opening the night is Saloli, the solo project of Portland’s Mary Sutton, who creates emotive deep-listening pieces for analog synthesizer. Performing from her latest Kranky release in London for the first time.

This performance will begin promptly at the advertised start time and running time will be confirmed closer to the event.

‘Her vast oeuvre is all about her unmistakable voice. Dreamy, sometimes close to operatic, it dives and soars like a swallow as... it draws you in to an ethereal otherworld‘
Dave Simpson, Guardian


album artwork of josephine foster's album faithful fairy harmony

Listen: Josephine Foster - Faithful Fairy Harmony

Listen to American vocalist and songwriter Josephine Foster's Faithful Fairy Harmony, an 18-track song cycle in four parts.

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