The Years in Between is a sound
COLLAGE / OBJECT / EXPERIENCE
composed, performed, and produced by harpist & vocalist Elisa Thorn.
Flowing through different scenes and spaces, the 26-minute piece is a
MEDITATION / ABSTRACT NARRATIVE / EXPLORATION
of Elisa’s relationship with her child self. She plays with her belief that all the versions of oneself exist within us at any given moment - and that it is possible to travel across time to visit our past and future selves. She seeks to
REPAIR REFRAME REIMAGINE RESHAPE / RECAST
her relationship with her mother by developing a relationship with the mother and child inside herself.
It has been performed only once, at the Women From Space festival in Toronto on March 5th, 2020. It was Elisa’s last concert of the Before Times.
Elisa recorded, edited and produced this project herself with her Camac DHC and Lyon & Healy style 85 harps, a Boss RC-300 looping pedal, and GarageBand. Sometimes you can hear the creak of her chair but remarkably, none of the construction noise from outside her studio space. Endless thanks to Chris Gestrin for his mixing wizardry and final tweaks.
It is meant to be listened to continuously in one sitting. She hopes you
CLOSE YOUR EYES
TURN IT UP and come with.
Women From Space Festival for a reason to make this
Kevin Romain for all your listening and care
Megan Hughes for the guidance in time travel
Nigel Mojica for believing in me
Peter Gough and Vancouver New Music for the support
And especially to my mum for bringing me into this realm