„ ... defies the expectations of pop music...
The end product is unique, haunting, addictive" Ted Gioia
„As a rising millennial artist, her chilling
and evocative voice is nothing
short of extraordinary.“ La Blogothèque
„Employing dream-folk variations and visceral soundscapes“ The Line Of Best Fit
„ ...layered, intricate, crystal clear pop variations“ Earmilk
Hannah Epperson has been traveling and touring extensively for the past few years, and for those who have followed her, there has been no end to the ebbs and flows of adventure. Every single one of her more than 300 concerts and festivals has its unique and special moments and stories.
A frequent collaborator, she has shared the stage and studio with Fleet Foxes, Ry X, Julianna Barwick and more.
With her violin, loop pedal and voice, Hannah has the capacity to get lost in the design of her own worlds without ever leaving her audience behind. Fittingly, her albums are not conceptualized as a mere succession of individual songs: There are two distinct versions of each piece – one minimalist orchestral (Iris), the other crystal clear experimental pop (Amelia). Upsweep, which was released in October 2016, is the first album of this cycle. Slowdown was released February 2018. In 2020 Hannah Epperson released a rework of the highly appraised neo-classical pianist Martin Kohlstedt (Warner Music).
Martin Kohlstedt Rework, 2020
OTHER RECORDED WORK
Ry X. Unfurl. Infectious Music, London, United Kingdom. 2019.
String arrangements and studio performance.
Fleet Foxes. Crack-Up. Nonesuch Records, Burbank, CA. 2018.
String arrangements and performance at Electric Lady Studios in New York, NY.
Lars Jakob Rudjord. Indiepiano. Fyrlyd Records, Farsund, Norway. 2016.
Violin and waterphone arrangements and performance at Studio G in Brooklyn, NY.
Shane Koyczan. Silence Is A Song I Know All The Words To. Stickboy Press, Penticton, BC. 2014.
Production, engineering and composition for full-length spoken word album.
Stuart Gillies. 24 Piedmont Drive. BOLDLY Creative Agency, Vancouver, BC. 2018.
Original soundtrack for short film.
Since 2016, Hannah Epperson has performed more than 300 international solo concerts and festivals. Highlights include:
National Music Center. Calgary, Alberta.
Kuwait Rising Festival. Kuwait City, Kuwait.
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Banff, Alberta.
National Sawdust. Brooklyn, NY.
Verti Music Hall. Berlin, Germany.
The Barbican. London, United Kingdom.
Paradiso. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Palladium. Warsaw, Poland.
Palac Akropolis. Prague, Czech Republic.
National Arts Centre. Ottawa, Ontario.
Auditório de Espinho. Espinho, Portugal.
Jazzkaar Festival. Tallinn, Estonia.
Elbphilharmonie. Hamburg, Germany.
Kaltern Pop Festival. Kaltern, Italy.
Antigel Festival. Geneva, Switzerland.
Royal Theatre Carré. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Gamma Festival. St. Petersburg, Russia.
WOS Festival. Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
Found Sound Nation. Global Celebration. TED Conference, Vancouver, BC. April 2017.
Collaborated and performed with four-time Grammy winner Jacob Collier.
LoudHoundMovement. Silverback (April 2017 at Center for Performance Research); The Span (March 2015 at Gowanus
Art and Production). Brooklyn, NY.
Composed and recorded scores for feature-length contemporary dance performances.
Emily Terndrup & Derrick Belcham. Fable (October 2015); Debut (October 2014); The Wilder Papers (June 2014).
Knockdown Center, Brooklyn, NY.
Composed and performed live, feature-length soundscapes with Skye Skjelset (Fleet Foxes), Julianna Barwick, Mauro Remiddi (Porcelain Raft) and David Moore (Bing and Ruth) for evening-length immersive theatre and dance series choreographed by Emily Terdrup of Sleep No More.
Over Grow The System & Harmonic Arts. Sea to Seed: A Sailboat Tour of Farming, Music And Resilient Culture.
Gulf Islands of the Coast Salish Sea, British Columbia, Canada. June-July 2015.
Toured the islands of the Salish Sea by sailboat with other musicians and artists, performing music and volunteering on permaculture farms.
ShaneKoyczan. To This Day. TEDConference, LongBeach, CA. March 2013.
Composed and performed live music accompanying TED Talk by spoken word poet.
AWARDS / GRANTS / RESIDENCIES
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity: Dance Artist in Residence (with Rebecca Margolick). Banff, Alberta.
Canada Council for the Arts: Explore and Create Residency Grant Recipient.
FACTOR: Juried Sound Recording Grant Recipient. Toronto, Ontario.
Peak Performance Project: $75,000 Second Prize Winner. Vancouver, BC.