Cinémathèque Live: Grouper

7.00PM Fri 23 Jun 2017 (45mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed


I felt like the music was at its barest just a grouping of sounds, and I was just the grouper.

Grouper is the recording and performance project for Portland-based artist and musician Liz Harris. Using acoustic guitar and piano layered with ethereal vocals and cassette tape loops, Harris makes ambient pop songs, acoustic recordings and sound collages. Grouper's breakthrough album Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill 2008 was distinguished for its combination of folk traditions, psychedelia and early electronic experimentalism. Harris recorded her latest album Ruins 2014 with a portable 4-track and upright piano during an artist residency in Portugal and has described this elegiac work as a document of 'living in the remains of love'. Grouper's live shows are characterised by their intimacy and arresting beauty, conjuring memories shrouded in mist or floating above the clouds.