Mahri Autumn: Artist Profile
Considering that Mahri Autumn was referred to Erk in the Autumn (or what Americans call Fall) by Justin Wayne (IR Chicago) & Sarah Morrison (IR New York), it seems right to feature the artist on Insomnia Radio: Australia episode 3 that was recorded at the end of the 2010 Australian Autumn & the start of Winter. The new album ri-solv was recorded in a home studio on the NSW south coast near Wollongong but was mixed and mastered in New York. In this day of the interweb, it is possible for such a thing to happen with the creator and the producer having ever met face-to-face, having connected on Myspace. Playing only one song on the podcast only gives a brief introduction to this style of music which (not surprisingly) is featured as episode 3’s non pop/rock song of the episode.
mahri autumn is the project of multiinstrumentalist, singer songwriter and composer Marianthe Loucataris. The album is a radical integration of my diverse cultural heritage and creative experience including indie rock, classical, folk, traditional Egyptian/world music and sound design. Lush accordian drones, ambient piano, Egyptian percussion, guitar, sounds & unearthly vocal harmonies. The lyrics are melodic mantras embedded in complex rhythmic structures. Love, death, transformation, gender, religion and politics laid bare.
Marianthe is also heavily involved in music and dance, collaborating with many artists and performers. She also teaches Egyptian drumming as well as working on the Illawarra Arts Festival, working with children with disabilities and a lot more. Music was supplied directly and is used with permission.