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from Backstory by Chrissie



Karoo is a piece I originally wrote in 2002 for an ensemble I was part of. It was scored for acoustic instruments and workshopped in front of Michael Finnissey - who liked it! This is an electronic re-realisation from that score keeping some of the original instrument sounds and changing others. The Karoo is a semi-desert in South Africa - it’s an amazing, bright and desolate place. And in the middle is an awful truck stop of a town that is dark and noisy. The cover photo for the album was taken in the Groot Karoo.


from Backstory, released March 1, 2018




Chrissie Leeds, UK

Violinist and synth player. Member of Dark Ambient duo Helicopter Quartet, Guitar synth duo Glider Theory and Harrogate Philharmonic Orchestra. I have toured with and sessioned for Crippled Black Phoenix and others.

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