Harpist Mary Lattimore and Collected Pieces

QUICKLY! Who is your favoriet harpist and why? Ummm hmmmm. The harp simply does not get the play like other instruments do. We know. They are large and do not travel well.

Recently, we have found Mary Lattimore and we are captivated with her strings.
Harpist Mary Lattimore and Collected Pieces
Image by Jen Cray

You will run into an ugly wall of bad quality if you are listening to some of the older recordings. Not her fault! It's the age of older recordings who is at fault!
For example, we really liked this one. However, the mass of age has created some unpleasant plinks and high-pitched OUCHES. Still, Lattimore is gifted with touch.

Ethereal and sometimes surreal pretty much covers it.

Lattimore enjoys audible experiments with Lyon and the Healy Concert Grand. She has plenty of recordings under her belt and writes in harp parts for some of the aforementioned songs and recordings. Thus far, she has performed and recorded with the likes of Ed Askew, Meg Baird, Jarvis Cocker, Fursaxa, Steve Gunn, Thurston Moore, Sharon Van Etten and Kurt Vile. In 2014, she received a Pew Fellowship in the Arts. Her newest masterpiece is a collection of bits and parts. It was recorded in her abode and
Harpist Mary Lattimore and Collected Pieces
Image via Ghostly International
entitled, "Collected Pieces." It was released last month.

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