Julianna Barwick

We’re delighted to be putting on Brooklyn-based singer Julianna Barwick at alternative Northern Quarter venue Kraak.

Louisiana-bred, Brooklyn-based recording artist Julianna Barwick crafts ethereal, largely wordless soundscapes, all of which are built around multiple loops and layers of her angelic voice. Barwick, who credits a rural, church choir upbringing for her unique sound, begins most tracks with a single phrase or refrain, then uses a loop station and the occasional piano or percussive instrument to build the song into a swirling mass of lush, ambient folk.

She released her first two collections of songs, the full-length Sanguine and the EP Florine in 2009 and 2010 respectively, before issuing her debut, The Magic Place, this year on Asthmatic Kitty (Sufjan Stevens, Castanets, My Brightest Diamond).

When: 7.30pm on Monday 23 May 2011
Where: Kraak, off Stevenson Square, Manchester M1 1DB