Kirsten Agresta Copely – Winter’s Bone (Spotify)

Kirsten Agresta Copely – Winter’s Bone
(Spotify)

”Winter’s Bone” is an atmospheric meditation on the stark days of a year’s last season. It was inspired by life in a tiny NYC apartment during a bitter and bone chilling winter. The darker ambiences are offset with glimmers of hope from the purposeful harp melody. It is the final song on ’Around The Sun,’ a compelling nine song cycle designed to take the listener on a unique 365-day journey.

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Kirsten Agresta Copely Interview on Nagamag.com

Kirsten Agresta Copely
Interview

Kirsten Agresta Copely Interview on Nagamag.com

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Nagamag:
What are the genres that describe better your music style?

Kirsten Agresta Copely:
New Age, Ambient, Neoclassical

Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Kirsten Agresta Copely:
KIRSTEN AGRESTA COPELY is a harpist, composer, and arranger that has made music in four continents for heads of state, in blockbuster movie soundtracks, alongside Billboard 100 artists, on late night television, with the most recognized symphony orchestras in the world. Her first album as composer, Around the Sun, will be released in January 2020. Steeped in rigorous classical training, Copely’s performance career began at an early age: by fourteen, she performed a full solo tour of the British Isles, and continued to gain attention in the classical world by winning Bronze Medal in the 1st USA International Harp Competition, debuting as concerto soloist at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center soon after. While she maintains a heavy classical schedule—she serves as Principal Harpist with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Lincoln Center —Copely has also garnered a reputation as the pop industry’s go-to harpist, culminating with a performance alongside Beyoncé at the second official White House State Dinner for President Barack Obama. Other live engagements include appearances on Saturday Night Live, Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and the MET Gala; in studio, she has recorded with greats like Lionel Richie and has performed in numerous video game, television, and movie soundtracks.

Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Kirsten Agresta Copely:
Music has been an integral part of my life since I was a child; I began playing the harp when I was five years old. I have always made my living as a musician which is something I'm very proud of.

Nagamag:
How did you get started playing with so many iconic pop artists?

Kirsten Agresta Copely:
I was hand picked to play with Kanye West at Live 8 which led to many more performances with Jay Z, John Legend, Enya, Evanescence and more. Ultimately the performances grew increasingly illustrious, and culminated in a performance with Beyoncé at the second official White House State Dinner for President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Mexican President Felipe Calderón - a true "gig of life."

Nagamag:
'Around the Sun' is billed as an album of new age and ambient music. What was your inspiration for wanting to write and record music in this genre?

Kirsten Agresta Copely:
A lot of the compositions I was writing were naturally minimalistic in style and led easily into being more defined by ambient soundscapes. It was a perfect opportunity to collaborate with my husband, Marc, who has lots of experience playing ambient guitar on TV/film soundtracks. We both love the work of Brian Eno and Harold Budd (pioneers of the ambient genre) so he creatively designed the supporting complimentary layers. There isn’t a single keyboard effect on the album; just solo harp recorded in a classical style with sonic treatments.

Nagamag:
Music has no borders and many of us we may listen to more genres that we are mainly involved. So share with Nagamag which track comes first in your mind from music but is NOT similar to your genre?

Kirsten Agresta Copely:
Queen "Hammer to Fall"

Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which track from a similar artist you admire?

Kirsten Agresta Copely:
Brian Eno & Harold Budd "Late October"

Discover & Listen to Kirsten Agresta Copely

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