Poppy Ackroyd

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        Poppy Ackroyd is a London-born, Edinburgh-based composer, pianist, and violinist. She not only plays her instruments conventionally, but also employs drumsticks, e-bows, picks, and all five fingers on both hands to pluck and scrape them, creating unusual timbres and textures. She uses both the insides and outsides of her instruments, then manipulates and multi-tracks her sounds via a computer and a live microphone. Despite her very physical approach to composing and performing,... Read more

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