Poppy Ackroyd

Poppy Ackroyd is a composer from London, currently based in Brighton. Classically trained on violin and piano, she has been redrawing the boundaries between classical and electronic music since she released her stunning debut album Escapement in 2012.

Through her nimble studio work and careful appropriation of found sound, she has consistently overridden the sonic limitations of analogue instruments and embraced cutting edge techniques.

Over the years, she's helped reshape the post-classical genre, working alongside the likes of Hauschka and Nils Frahm before taking up her place on the One Little Indian roster, also home to Bjork and Asgeir.

Her debut album 'Escapement' was released in December 2012 and a DVD - 'Escapement Visualised' - featuring bespoke visuals by Lumen for each track on the album, was released in September 2014. 'Feathers', her second album, followed in November 2014, and builds on the concept behind her debut, with most of the sounds again coming from the violin and the piano, however this time the tracks also feature other keyboard and string instruments.

In 2017 she signed to Bjork's label One Little Indian and released a mini album 'Sketches' in August. 'Sketches' is an acoustic solo piano album comprising of 10 tracks. Six of these are reworkings of tracks from 'Escapement' and 'Feathers', the other four are arrangements of new tracks from latest full album 'Resolve'.

' innovative mosaic of calming sounds, making 'Resolve' a bold and beautiful statement of intent from a bona fide innovator'

Irish Times


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