Sonic Threads is an exciting and unique new duo that will launch in February 2023. Sonic Threads consists of internationally-renowned classical Indian vocalist Supriya Nagarajan and Lucy Nolan, classically-trained harpist and noted soloist in her own right.
Sonic Threads creates and performs music that is gentle, contemplative and uplifting, combining the traditions of Indian Carnatic vocals with Western contemporary classical harp music and developing their own new and unique sound. The work has been inspired by Jazz legend Alice Coltrane and her love of Indian philosophy. Blending the sound of the harp and Indian Vocals with birds and insects are some of the sounds you can expect from Sonic Threads. Supriya Nagarajan uses Indian ragas and works at exciting live improvisation with Lucy Nolan on the harp.
Recent performances include:
- The Royal Albert Hall
- Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
- TUSK music festival
- The Sage Gateshead
You can hear their music here:
Supriya Nagarajan has a unique voice in the British music scene and creates concept driven immersive music productions that push boundaries and encourage thought. She has performed across the world in various venues like the Harpa in Reykjavik, Royal Albert Hall and the Zee Jaipur Litfest music stage. Her works like Lullaby Sonic Cradle, Sound of Tea and Bollywood Jazz project have won critical acclaim and earned her a niche reputation in the UK and beyond. Her music is a blend of her South Indian classical traditions and Western contemporary styles and she has released albums under the Manasamitra label, Tokuroku and Come Play With Me.
Graduating from Oxford University and the Royal Northern College of music with Distinctions in postgraduate degrees, Lucy was the recipient of a number of prizes and a finalist in the RNCM’s Gold Medal weekend. She has been a guest artist on BBC Radio 3 and performed new music at the Hong Kong World Harp Congress, The Royal Albert Hall, TUSK festival, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Lambeth Palace, Jaipur Literature Festival and Hull City of Culture.