Kaitlyn ni Donovan biography

Kaitlyn ni Donovan

Baroque pop, Musical Artist

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Who is Kaitlyn ni Donovan?

Kaitlyn ni Donovan is an American classically trained violinist and composer of experimental music, dream pop, and film scores, hailing from Portland, Oregon. She is self-taught on a multitude of instruments and is known for unorthodox chord changes and lyrics peppered with dense language and romantic imagery. She sings in a style that is angelic and sparse and is sometimes compared to Elizabeth Fraser of Cocteau Twins. In the mid 1990s she performed regularly with a large group of players under her own name. These performances included strings, toy pianos, acoustic and electric instruments. This sound would become known as Chamber Pop or Baroque Pop in the Northwest music scene.

In 1999, Hush Records released ni Donovan's Songs for Three Days. Produced by Tony Lash, Three Days and the compilation Flag would launch Hush toward national distribution.

In 2000, ni Donovan joined the shoegaze band, The High Violets.

In 2007, she and her partner, Jonathan Drews, opened a recording studio, named Last of the Explorers, where they focus on music and film score production.

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