Long gone is the young pianist whose debut LP ‘Bloodroot’ captivated audiences, critics, and even the likes of Oneohtrix Point Never (she’d later appear as part of his live band) in 2017. In 2024, Kelly Moran is much more than that. With her second album, ‘Ultraviolet’ on Warp, she opened up her prepared piano (where various objects are placed on or between the strings, altering the sound) to welcome influences from jazz, dream pop, neo-classical, and even black metal. A frequent collaborator - credits include FKA twigs, Yves Tumor, and The Avalanches - she comes to Sónar 2024 to present her third full-length album, and her second for Warp. Moran’s superhuman technique is at the core of this new set of experimental compositions, helping further expand the creative and sonic boundaries of her instrument. Expect a hypnotic and emotional concert where classical and electronic music converge.
Expanding the creative boundaries of the piano