Kitt Philippa (KP) searches for grace, and the luminous, in words met with music. Although raised on classical, the songs are strangely urban and often conveyed with digital sleight. An organ scholar and an experimentalist, KP plays piano, guitar, clarinet, prayer bowl and bicycle wheel.
The songs may often reflect perilous times yet in so doing, KP takes us out of ourselves and into the most rarefied state. The latest single ‘Human’ is an emotive plea, a call to be close and to be kind, to rediscover that most beautiful denominator. “Times are troubling,” and while “…there’s an acknowledgement of that pain, somehow hope tries to rouse you.”
KP has performed music with The Ulster Orchestra, has been featured on the playlists of Mary Anne Hobbs, Tom Robinson, Huw Stephens, Philly Taggart, Tom Ravenscroft, RTE 2FM and has silenced audiences in Berlin, London, Dublin, and Belfast: the place currently called home. The upcoming summer tour will feature contributions from a live string quartet, live percussion and KPs signature layers and loops.
2018 Summer Tour
12th July 18 – East Side Tavern, Dublin
13th July 18 – Islington, London
14th July 18 – Latitude, Suffolk
09th Aug 18 – Open House, Ireland
11th Aug 18 – Stendhal Festival, Ireland