Helen Anahita Wilson
I am a pianist, composer, multi-instrumentalist and musical explorer based in Brighton, UK and performing multi-sensory, post-genre concerts across the world.
"I make late night, low light music....
music that is rich and sensual....
intimate and tender also."
I am guided by pleasure and by the sensation of sound. The felt sense of sound.
Being synaesthetic, my senses are blended so I not only hear sound but I also see it and feel it. I feel vibrations inside my body and in the space around me. I resonate. When I play I ensure that the physical act itself is pleasurable and the sounds feel good in my body.
I commune with sound and I hope to bring my audience into that communion with me when I play.
There is a spiritual connection with sound.
I like to build and sculpt sonic space. And I like to colour it, be it by flooding space with sound and resonance or just by hearing one tiny drop of the most delicate beauty being suspended.
There are five golden rules that govern and guide all my work:
4. Personal authenticity
In exploring music from across the world I draw inspiration from many Asian traditions, from jazz and from my own background as a Western classical musician. I have performed at major venues and festivals across the world and broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
I studied performance and composition at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Guildhall School of Music and Drama London, the University of Sussex and SOAS, University of London.
As well as the piano, I play and perform on Indian santoor, harmonium, toy piano, percussion and electronics.
My debut solo album 'BHOOMA' is due for release in 2018.
I want to live in the
whole world of music,
not just one corner.
- Henry Cowell