Photography by Charles Sturman @ Cambridge Folk Festival 2017

Photography by Charles Sturman @ Cambridge Folk Festival 2017

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Balabam for Clit Culture Cabaret 2018

Balabam for Clit Culture Cabaret 2018

Photography by Charles Sturman @ Cambridge Folk Festival 2017

Photography by Charles Sturman @ Cambridge Folk Festival 2017

Photography by Charles Sturman @ Cambridge Folk Festival 2017

Photography by Charles Sturman @ Cambridge Folk Festival 2017

Photography by Stefy Pocket

Photography by Stefy Pocket

Video Links

Icarus Live at The Preservation Rooms https://youtu.be/J2RI_fToesU

The Clown Song for Sofar Sounds https://youtu.be/Z0siEkIE5As

Shoreditch Dickie for Big Tree https://youtu.be/-IaeC5pOnE0

Figment III by Elliott Carter for TPR https://youtu.be/EZSSYyquE3M

The Sea by John Fairhurst Trio @ Blues Alive Festival, CZ https://youtu.be/zNAeOar-6Jo

Art Book

Whilst preparing for the album, Nina’s father recommended to her that she use art to aid her in the composition process. Her solo performance style has always had a heavy improvisatory feel, avoiding set structures, dynamics and phrasing, allowing Nina the greatest freedom within performance, and making each performance of her songs unique. But as a musician would guess, entering the studio one must have at least basic ideas of structure, timing and song content, in order to work the most efficiently. The idea of setting her work down in a more structured way was daunting and felt stifling. However, using her father’s advice, Nina created an art book to go along with the album, allowing her artistic freedom, whilst honing in on the individual character and form that each song should take. Below are a few pages from that book, linked to some of the songs from the album.