Mary Lattimore w/ Michael Roberts
MARY LATTIMORE is a Los Angeles-based harpist. She experiments with effects through her Lyon and Healy Concert Grand pedal harp, concocting half-structured improvisations which can include both ambient glitter
MARY LATTIMORE is a Los Angeles-based harpist. She experiments with effects through her Lyon and Healy Concert Grand pedal harp, concocting half-structured improvisations which can include both ambient glitter and unsettling noise. Her first solo record, the Withdrawing Room, was released on Desire Path Recordings in 2014. The solo recordings that followed, At the Dam and Collected Pieces, were released by Ghostly International.
Mary has also recorded synth + harp duo projects with Elysse Thebner Miller (And the Birds Flew Overhead) and Jeff Zeigler (Slant of Light) and has co-written reimagined scores for the 1968 experimental silent film Le Revelateur, directed by Philippe Garrel (who approved of the project), and the Czech New Wave classic Valerie and Her Week of Wonders, and performed these scores live throughout the US with Jeff Zeigler and the Valerie Project, respectively. She has contributed and written harp parts for such artists as Kurt Vile, Thurston Moore, Sharon Van Etten, Meg Baird, Steve Gunn, the Clientele, Hop Along, Jarvis Cocker, Karen Elson, Ed Askew and Quilt.
On his 2nd solo album, Sympathizer, MICHAEL ROBERTS (of Wooden Dinosaur and The Rear Defrosters) takes us into the woods to wonder at the ways humans make sense of their place in the world. In nine simple folk songs, Roberts takes us on a meandering journey through field and forest, where animals, trees, and landscapes serve as the subjects and objects of narratives which question what it means to connect to outdoor spaces in a time of rapid technological advancement.
Sympathizer is Roberts’s most stripped-down album in over a decade. In the middle of the pandemic, Roberts was offered some recording time at Guilford Sound, a world-class recording studio that his neighbor runs. Due to pandemic restrictions, Roberts put together a new band on short notice, and with no rehearsal time, the five-piece group spent just two nights recording. The result is an album that feels fragile but adventurous, nostalgic about the past, but hopeful about the future. Sympathizer is the sound of musicians remembering how to communicate as musicians again.
Doors are at 7pm, music begins at 8pm
(Sunday) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
48 Emerald Street