Dictionary Pudding proudly present Marissa Anderson
Originally from Northern California, Anderson dropped out of college at age nineteen to walk across the US and eventually landed in Portland, Oregon, where she currently lives. Classically trained, she honed her skills playing in country, jazz and circus bands.
Her deeply original work applies elements of minimalism, electronic music, drone and 20th century classical music to compositions based on blues, jazz and gospel and country music, re-imagining the landscape of American music. Onstage, she is a master storyteller, bringing warmth, wit and insight to her virtuosic compositions and arrangements.
'Marisa Anderson is a sickeningly skilled guitarist... Whether she is interpreting traditional and public domain songs or creating empathetic originals, getting sounds so solid and so spacious simultaneously is nothing short of a miracle. Her style is the embodiment of “American music” and she is one of the few instrumentalists that can tell a story and retell a history.' – TINY MIX TAPES
plus Ingrid Plum
'Gorgeously atmospheric vocal techniques woven around field recordings & electronics' - The Guardian
Plum uses her voice with extended technique, improvisation, field recordings and electronics, to create layered soundscapes, spoken word and songs. Having performed and exhibited installation sound art and visual art since 2002, she creates work that sits between sound art, improvisation, multi-media installation, neo-classical and contemporary Nordic folk music.