RESONANS: Lyra Pramuk
American singer, composer-producer and performance artist Lyra Pramuk take her starting point in listening, as empathic response to the contemporary cultural landscape. With the voice as a conduit, she extends the communicative basis of the instrument to the tender contingencies of experimental self-expression.
For Pramuk, the imaginative and seductive voice works just like the orbit of electronic music, conceived as a modular spectrum. Through a process of sampling and synthesis, genres are cross-pollinated and extended in both recorded work and in live performance.
In solo works and as part of the Holly Herndon Ensemble, Pramuk fuses classical vocalism, pop sensibilities, performance practices and contemporary club culture in what can best be described as futurist folk music.