Lisa Gerrard | Artist

Lisa Gerrard | Artist

Tags: Era_1980s, Gender_Female, Genre_Ambient, Genre_Soundtrack, Origin_Australia, Type_Artist

Lisa Gerrard is an Australian musician, singer and composer born 1961 in Melbourne. She began in music playing with Melbourne post punk bands Junk Logic and Microfilm, where she met future collaborator Brendan Perry. Gerrard and Perry formed the highly influential gothic-darkwave group Dead Can Dance, which released many superb albums on the 4AD record label. In 1995, Gerrard recorded her first solo album, The Mirror Pool, but continued to work with Dead Can Dance. She has since recorded 25 solo albums, many of them movie soundtracks including notable works such as "Whale Rider" and "Gladiator", for which she won a Golden Globe Award. Gerrard has an extraordinary vocal ability, singing many of her songs in her own invented language, or idioglossia, which she started singing in when she was 12 years old. As an instrumentalist, she plays the yangqin - the Chinese hammered Dulcimer. Outside her work with Perry, Gerrard collaborates with artists such as Klaus Schulze, Hans Zimmer, Marcello de Francisci, Pieter Bourke and Patrick Cassidy. Outstanding albums include The Mirror Pool, Duality, Gladiator, Whale Rider, The Silver Tree and Samsara.

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Featured Albums: Lisa Gerrard

Related Artists: Dead Can Dance, Brendan Perry, Klaus Schulze

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