Hannah Edlén is the world’s first ‘One Woman Clarinet and Everything’ band.
This title carries with it a varied background of Music Education, Music Therapy, as well as a lifetime of recitals and orchestral performance. It indicates a wealth of influence that has informed Hannah’s perception of music and give her the opportunity to create ethereal layers of sound by using field recordings, children’s toys, and her arsenal of wind, keyed and stringed instruments. Combining new ideas, new instrumentations, and new technologies with a true sense of childlike wonderment at the beauty of sound is what makes the experience of Hannah’s music truly unique.
Her premiere solo album, Somersault, was recorded in a cabin just north of Madison, WI and will be released by Sunday Night Records in the fall of 2019. Hannah plays every instrument featured throughout the album including (but not limited to) vocals, guitar, bass, drums, melodica, clarinet, Rhodes Piano, synthesizers, bari sax, some fire bells she got from an abandoned building, a drum machine her friend bought for $5, and some cows and geese. (the cows and geese were conducted, not played)
In addition to her solo work, Hannah is part of the musical collaborative, Nate Meng and the Stolen Sea; a nationally touring and award winning group of like-minded musicians pushing the boundaries of time and space. Their most recent album, Bury the Hatchet, tells the story of bandmate John Hitchcock’s Comanche and Kiowa ancestry. In between performances and her ongoing quest for knowledge, Hannah is currently writing an educational resource to teach musicians of all skill levels how to compose their own music using the ever-expanding technology of looping and sound capture.
-Hannah Edlén/Sunday Night Records
Chloe, Andrew, Frandu Spotify links
May 18, 2019:
Bury The Hatchet CD/Vinyl Release
The Winnebago (Madison, WI)
with Nate Meng and The Stolen Sea