"...Big discovery for me" Gilles Peterson,
"...one-woman sonic whirlwind.." Artrocker
"...Gobsmacking!" Tom Robinson, BBC6 Music
Hailing from London, via Canada and Rwanda -Tanya Auclair's musical upbringing straddled very different worlds, making for an open instinctive approach to songwriting as well as sonics. She meshes organic and electronic, pop and experimental, using unusual rhythms, lush harmonies and touches of electronica.
An excitement for music made from 'minimal means' has given rise to her distinctive sound as a producer - on two EPs 'Thrum' and 'Origami' - and a compelling live performer, building songs on stage, with a loop pedal, her voice and an array of instruments.
The multi-instrumentalist has been commissioned to do live film scores for Vision Sound Music - the critically acclaimed live re-score of Black Orpheus with Charlie Dark - and Birds Eye View's 'Sounds & Silents'.
She is currently working on her debut album and next tour for Spring 2014.
Tanya gratefully acknowledges financial support from the PRS for Music Foundation Women Make Music Fund.
Cover portrait by Angie Smith