Mary Lattimore


Artwork by Marita May Dyson

MARY LATTIMORE TOUR DATES:

  • MELBOURNE: Wednesday January 9 @ Eastmint (25 Eastment St, Northcote) w/- The Orbweavers. Tickets on sale now.
  • SYDNEY: January 11-13 at Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre as part of Sydney Festival’s Seidler Salon Series. Bring your swimwear to the Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre for an underwater music experience unlike anything you’ve heard before! Tickets on sale now.

Mistletone proudly presents the first ever Australian shows by Los Angeles harpist Mary Lattimore in the dreamy venues of Melbourne artist run studio Eastmint and the Seidler-designed Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre in Sydney.

In the hands of Mary Lattimore, the ‘heavenly’ harp becomes something else entirely – edgy, elemental, grounded on Earth instead of floating in space. Instead of the familiar shimmering glissandos, Lattimore plays her instrument more like a guitar, pointedly plucking individual strings to create sunlight-filled arpeggios and otherworldly loops.
Her stunning new album Hundreds of Days (out now on Ghostly International) generates glittering ambience with electronica, as Moog synthesisers, theremin and loop pedals create atmospheres to suit track titles like It Feels Like Floating, Hello from the Edge of the Earth and On the Day You Saw the Dead Whale.
To quote Amanda Petrusich in The New Yorker, Mary “makes complex and expansive songs that evoke, for me, seismic emotional shifts—it’s not so much music to zone out to (though you can use it for that, too) as music to self-actualize by“.
Mary has collaborated and recorded with Kurt Vile, Thurston Moore, Sharon Van Etten, Parquet Courts, Meg Baird, Steve Gunn, the Clientele, Hop Along, Jarvis Cocker, Karen Elson, Ed Askew and Quilt.
She has recently released Ghost Forests, a majestic duo album with Meg Baird, on Three Lobed Records.