Seattle duo Glass Heart String Choir has had an affinity with New Zealand since guitarist-vocalist Ian Williams toured the country with Shenandoah Davis back in 2018.
On that trip, he met Kiwi artists such as Anthonie Tonnon and French for Rabbits, which he later joined on their US tour.
This month, Williams returns to New Zealand with his own project, Glass Heart String Choir, alongside harp player, violinist, and composer Katie Mosehauer.
The duo will perform at Dunedin’s Dog With Two Tails next Friday, February 21, with support from Lucy Hunter.
Glass Heart String Choir’s music is compelling in its use of sweeping cinematic strings layered and looped, intricate harp, piano and guitar arrangements, and Williams’ engaging and emotive vocal delivery.
The songs hark back to baroque composition technique at times, but also draw from classic folk writers such as Leonard Cohen and contemporary counterparts such as Joanna Newsom, and Andrew Bird.
The Glass Heart String Choir has had music featured in shows such as The Vampire Diaries and Being Human and has opened for the likes of Lorde, Agnes Obel and more in a varied career.
The duo is currently working on its third record, which is tentatively due for release in late 2020.