Fusik: Worldly Approches to Improvisation


Hildegard’s Ghost is very honoured to be involved in this unique concert centred around worldly approaches to improvisation. Sharing the night with HG will be Sina Ettehad (kamancheh) and Amarjeet Singh (tabla) who fuse Hindustani and Persian traditions with the common theme of improvisation: The music that we play together reflects the improvisation styles of our cultures. This means taking a small idea or melodic form or phrase and developing it into something much larger, beyond its primary character. It takes place at the Kay Meek Theatre on December 17th.


Written on the Body

Hildegard’s Ghost is pleased to be joining contemporary flamenco/tap dancer Dayna Szyndrowski and harpist Elisa Thorn in their interdisciplinary project, Written on the Body.  The performance takes place Friday November 20th in the Aberthau Mansion, Vancouver. More info here.


Photo by Kalliedoskopia Photography

Photos from LAUNCH Fest 2015!

Thank you to photographer Ash Tanasiychuk from VANDOCUMENT for these exquisite pictures that document LAUNCH Festival 2015. To see all of the photos, click here.

Britt MacLeod performing "This City" with Hildegard's Ghost at Launch Festival 2015. Photo by Ash Tanasiychuk

Dancer/poet Britt MacLeod performs “This City” with Hildegard’s Ghost.

Elisa Thorn performing "This City" at Launch Festival 2015. Photo by Ash Tanasiychuk 

Elisa Thorn performing “This City” at Launch Fest.

Hildegard's Ghost gets interviewed by Gary Cristall at Launch Fest 2015. Photo by Ash Tanasiychuk

Our mentor Gary Cristall interviews Hildegard’s Ghost post-performance.

HG Live @ Merge

Hildegard’s Ghost @ sharp blur no. 1 mini-festival curated by Shanto Acharia.

March 20, 2015

Elisa Thorn, concert harp
Roisin Adams, piano
Justin Devries, drums
and special guest James Meger, double bass

LAUNCH! Festival 2015


Hildegard’s Ghost is proud to announce that we will be featured among a line up of emerging artists in SFU’s LAUNCH! Festival 2015 on Friday, June 19th. We will be collaborating with the amazing Britt MacLeod once more to perform a multi-disciplinary version of “This City.” MacLeod will be debuting a brand new poem and choreography to accompany the harp/piano duet. Click here for tickets.

Coming up May 30th, 2015 in Kamloops

HG is hitting up Kamloops at the end of the month on May 30th at The Art We Are, 246 Victoria Street. We are so lucky to be playing with local jack-of-all-trades musician Kristopher Ruston who will be donning an electric bass for the night!  The silky vocals and guitar sounds of Andrew Smith will slip you into a fabulous jazz comma! Join us!

Poster by the incredible Meaghan McAneeley

Poster by the incredible Meaghan McAneeley

Official MUSIC VIDEO Online Launch

Announcement: Hildegard’s Ghost is releasing our very first music video next week!

It’s been a beautiful journey from conception to fruition. It all started over tea and kale salad in Elisa Thorn and Roisin Adams‘ humble East Van home. Puppeteer and visionary Edith Hole (of Carnival Sized Cinnamon Hearts) joined us for a snack and a talk about our ludicrous idea to create a puppet music video from scratch in 7 weeks! She arose to the challenge, whipped up the gorgeous painting that inspired the set, and brought in her comrades Dusty Hagerüd (of Color Sound Labs) and Wryly Andherson (of Moth Orbit Object Theatre). We quickly assembled a team of hard working puppet enthusiasts and went to work. It wasn’t long before we were ready to shoot the whole thing -enter film buff extraordinaire,  Jordan Barnes-Crouse. Over one weekend, he shot the entire video, and edited it with incredible speed (fine-tuning it right up to the minutes before we debuted it at Hildegard’s Ghost Album Release on Dec. 12, 2014). It was a wild ride and we just can’t wait to share it with you. Stay tuned…