Mary Lattimore live in Athens
3rd August 2021
National Observatory (Thission)
Sensational contemporary harpist, Mary Lattimore, is coming to Athens with her gentle ambience for a unique dreamscape show on the 3rd August 2021 at the National Observatory.
The performance of Mary Lattimore will take place in front of the historical Sinas building of the National Observatory of Athens, founded in 1846 and situated on the sacred hill of the Nymphs.
During the evening the summer constellations, such as Lyra, Cygnus and Scorpio, will be visible on the celestial sphere and the planets Saturn and Jupiter could be observed at the eastern horizon.
The concert will be followed by stargazing with the refractor telescope Doridis, established in 1902 and located on the hill of Pnyx, with a wonderful view of the Acropolis.
Mary Lattimore is a harpist living in Los Angeles. She experiments with her Lyon and Healy Concert Grand harp and effects. Her solo debut, The Withdrawing Room, was released in 2013 on Desire Path Recordings. Lattimore also writes harp parts for songs and recordings, performing and recording with such great artists as Meg Baird, Thurston Moore, Sharon Van Etten, Jarvis Cocker, Kurt Vile, Steve Gunn, Ed Askew and Fursaxa.
Her 2014 record Slant of Light with guitarist/synth player/producer Jeff Zeigler was released by Thrill Jockey, which was followed by the two collaborating on a track for Ghostly Swim 2. Mary and Jeff also composed a score to Philippe Garrels 1968 experimental silent film Le Revelateur, and debuted it in Marfa, Texas along with the film. Her debut solo record for Ghostly International, At The Dam, was recorded during stops along a road trip across America and released in March 2016. The next year, she compiled sounds from her past life in Philadelphia for a cassette tape titled Collected Pieces. Following an appearance at Moogfest, she was invited by Sigur Ros to perform at their festival, Norður og niður, in Iceland. During a break from those events, she was awarded a residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts in San Francisco, where she recorded Hundreds of Days.
Released in May 2018 to acclaim from the likes of NPR, Pitchfork, and The New Yorker, Hundreds of Days presented an expression of mystified gratitude for the natural world. She capped off the banner year — which included international tours with Iceage and Kurt Vile, a performance with Harold Budd at Big Ears Festival, and an appearance on Billboard’s New Age charts — with two collaborative albums released on Three Lobed Recordings, one with Meg Baird and the other with Mac McCaughan. In January 2019, she shared Hundreds of Days Remixes, a collection featuring reworks by Steve Moore, Jónsi, Julianna Barwick, Alex Somers, Paul Corley, and others.
Silver Ladders, her third LP on Ghostly, sees Lattimore arriving at her most confident work to date, expanding her style of instrumental storytelling with the help of producer and guitarist Neil Halstead (Slowdive, Mojave 3). Recorded in Halstead’s studio near an old English surftown just before lockdown, the songs on Silver Ladders reflect Lattimore’s vivid memories against the gloom and glimmer of the ocean.
20,00€ - General Admission Aftershow Telescoping Stargazing
*Very limited capacity
By phone: 11876
Points of sale:
Yoleni's Greek Gastronomy Center (9 Solonos Str.)
Viva Spot Technopolis City of Athens (entry via Persefonis str., Mon-Sat 11:00-19:00)
National Observatory (Thission)
Outside the Museum of Geoastrophysics of NOA
118 10, Athens
Phone: 30 210 3490160 / 30 210 3490036
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