Spiro announce new live collaboration with Synergy Vocals

Spiro have announced a series of shows in the UK in April/May at which they will launch a new collaboration with Synergy Vocals. The show will be called 'Tongue Like a Drum'.

Spiro’s raw, punk-infused minimalism and trademark intricate interplay steps up a level in this exciting new collaboration with Steve Reich’s vocalists of choice, the incredible Synergy Vocals and analogue-synth player Ruth Wall. The groups merge to create one emotionally charged but exquisitely controlled machine as Spiro’s main composer Jane Harbour harnesses the super-human technique of Synergy’s voices.

“True English originals”The Guardian on Spiro

Synergy Vocals

With influences including minimalist classical music and electronica, Harbour has created a new form of systems music for vocals that deconstructs and rebuilds the meaning of language. Crystallising emotional experience in surreal vignettes, Harbour’s lyrics retell and subvert the tales behind English folk songs; conjuring filmic images and exploring our timeless struggle with the human condition, loss and female power.

“Exquisite performance”Financial Times on Synergy Vocals

Tour Dates

Sat 18 Apr LONDON Cecil Sharp House
Sat 25 Apr EDINBURGH The Queen’s Hall
Thu 30 Apr BRISTOL St. George’s
Wed 06 May OXFORD St. Barnabas Church

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Featured release

  • Welcome Joy and Welcome Sorrow

    Spiro

    Released 09 April 2015

    With Welcome Joy and Welcome Sorrow, the title of a Keats poem, Spiro take us through the "extremes of human experience. It's an album about being alive. Keats' line 'Dancing music, music sad, both together, sane and mad' is pretty much a musical mission statement for us."

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