A prolific, boldly innovative harpist, composer and singer, Esther works across genres as diverse as classical chamber music and free improvisation and writes for ensembles large and small.
Reminiscent of KATE BUSH, ANNA MEREDITH and BJORK, Esther Swift explores ritual, connection, isolation, and the natural world in her performance with pedal harp and voice.
She was recently commissioned by Celtic Connections, Chamber Music Scotland, Manchester Jazz festival and The Edwin Morgan trust and was selected for the Made in Scotland [https://www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com/shows/sound-effects-esther-swift/] 2022 programme at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival with her Celtic Connections SOUND EFFECTS [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD26Mr8r3wo] piece.
“Byörk-esque” THE EDINBURGH REPORTER
“inventive…really impressed and engaged” FIONA SHEPHERD, THE SCOTSMAN
“singularly compelling, as well as accessible” ADRIAN PALLANT, LONDON JAZZ
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