Lavinia Meijer Are You Still Somewhere? LP
16 dec 2022
• 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL
• INCLUDING 4 PAGE BOOKLET
• NEW ALBUM FEATURING COLLABORATIONS WITH DUTCH PIANIST PIETER DE GRAAF AND PUNK LEGEND IGGY POP
• CONTAINS WORKS BY RYUICHI SAKAMOTO, ÓLAFUR ARNALDS, AND ALEXANDRA STRELISKI
• EDISON AWARD WINNING ALBUM 2022
Lavinia Meijer is a pioneering and exciting musician and composer, and one of the most important harpists of her generation. Known for her passion in broadening the possibilities of the harp – both in terms of sound and appeal – she’s garnered worldwide critical acclaim for her intelligent, inventive interpretations of both orchestral repertoire and more contemporary music, playing alongside the likes of Philip Glass and Ólafur Arnalds, and performing works by Radiohead in classical venues.
Four years in the making, Are You Still Somewhere? sees Meijer combine original compositions with her long stated dream of interpreting modern composers and musicians for harp. Works by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Ólafur Arnalds, and Alexandra Streliski all feature, as do collaborations with Dutch pianist Pieter de Graaf and punk legend Iggy Pop.
Are You Still Somewhere? concerns self-reflection and inner growth, topics that have come to the fore over the last couple of years. Family too; looking back, longing, and living with one’s regrets are raked over in ‘Mom & Dad’, a track that features spoken word poetry from Iggy Pop. The 2022 Edison Award-winning album Are You Still Somewhere? includes a 4-page booklet.