Show #01: 17:30 doors / 18:00 support / 19:00 show
Show #02: 20:30 doors / 21:00 support / 22:00 show
The Copenhagen-based, Scottish-born composer Clarissa Connelly’s music is evocative of the whimsical and almost child-like, tainted by an undercurrent of dark sensuality, disquietude and existential dread. Characterized by complex arrangements, big compounded chords, as well as a broad array of instruments, effects and sounds, her songs orient the listener towards utopian beauty that lies somewhere between the baroque and the primordial. With an experimental approach to vocal techniques, her voice can manifest benevolent fay-like creatures as easily as banshees and maleficent spirits singing melodies that retain the accessibility typically associated with pop-music. The compositions are lyrically and aesthetically grounded in Celtic folklore and Scandinavian vitalism.
With forthcoming album The Voyager, Connelly sets out to not only to study the relationship between nature and music, but also its relationship with time. It is here that The Voyager derives so much of its power. It roots itself in history, mythology, capable of intertwining and unravelling both past and present. The Voyager is released in conjunction with an app Vandringen (released 27 september 2020), conceived and created by Clarissa Connelly – along with the contributions of 21 other Danish musicians, painters, sculptures, performers – which highlights special ancient Danish locations, not viewable on Google Maps.
In February 2021, Clarissa Connelly will play a double concert at ALICE, bringing her new album. The concert is a part of Vinterjazz 2021.