Laurel Halo joined the 2020 Providenza residency program to work on piano recordings for her new album project as well as to collaborate with sound artist and poet Hanne Lippard. They started there a collaboration which will result in the release of a forthcoming collaborative album.
Laurel Halo is an American composer, producer, musician and DJ, born in Detroit and currently based in London. Drawing from a range of stylistic influence, including Detroit techno, musique concrète, film score and jazz, her music employs a careful blend of pressure, decay and nuanced emotion to explore notions of transmission and impermanence.
Since 2012 she has released a number of albums ranging in genre-fluidity, complexity and scope, including Quarantine (2012, Hyperdub, named album of the year by The Wire), In Situ (2015, Honest Jon's), Dust (Hyperdub, 2017), Raw Silk Uncut Wood (2018, Latency).
She has performed in venues, festivals, clubs and institutions across the world, including the Southbank Centre, Sydney Opera House, The Kitchen, CTM/Transmediale, Sónar, and Montreux Jazz Festival, among others. She has collaborated with artists and designers including Moritz von Oswald, Metahaven, Kevin Beasley, Julia Holter, Hanne Lippard, John Cale, Hodge and the London Contemporary Orchestra.