Helen Anahita Wilson
I make late night, low light music......
music that is rich and sensual.....
intimate and tender also.
My music is concerned with resonance, space, simplicity and vibration. Personal authenticity and honest expression are exceedingly important to me, as is making music that is physically pleasurable to play - music that feels good in the body. The music I create and perform is deeply personal, yet always aiming to connect with the hearts of others.
I believe in breadth, openness, collaboration - cross-genre and cross-cultural music that is without boundaries. I combine my own compositions with those of others from across the globe in multi-sensory performances. I perform regularly across the UK, Europe and Asia at festivals and major venues.
My background is as a Western classically-trained pianist. I have studied performance and composition at the Birmingham Conservatoire, University of Sussex, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and SOAS, University of London. It is impossible for me to limit myself to one tradition and one genre and so my natural, unstoppable curiosity has led me to study and play Indian classical music, jazz, West-African music, Renaissance music, and more. I combine all my interests and understanding in compositions and performances that truly represent the breadth of my experience, both musically and in my very varied life in general. I feel I am a citizen of the world and I freely allow the musical inspiration I channel to manifest with the help of my understanding of so many different musics and soundworlds.
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