Unearthing more future greats, this time we meet organ revivalist, Claire M Singer.
Claire M Singer is a composer, producer and performer of acoustic and electronic music, film and installations. She also looks after one of the most prestigious organs in the world, the legendary 1877 Henry Willis organ at Union Chapel, London.
Originally a cellist, Claire has gone on to compose and perform numerous original works for cello, organ and electronics, and most recently signed with Touch to release her glorious debut, Solas in June 2016. Such is her ambition to celebrate innovation in organ music, her ‘Organ Reframed’ festival is soon to have its second run. The festival brings contemporary electronic and acoustic artists together to collaborate and perform new works centred around the organ, and names such as Mira Calix, Mark Fell, James McVinnie, Phill Niblock, London Contemporary Orchestra, Craig Armstrong and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith are just a handful of those who have been involved. Her reputation has continued to grow and Claire is now finding herself performing across the world and joins Sub Pop slowcore stalwarts Low on their forthcoming London and Amsterdam shows. Her second release on Touch, ‘Fairge’, is due out later in 2017.
Here we talk to a Claire about her work, and witness an exclusive first-capture of her performing ‘The Molendinar’ (on the album, Solas). The Molendinar was performed on the magnificent Henry Willis organ at Union Chapel, which we sampled and released here.