Isabelle Olivier - harpist, composer and educator.
"To listen to Dodecasongs is to be drawn into a system of mirrors whereby twenty years of music are perceived as one by the beholder. This collection is like a twentieth birthday bouquet of flowers, each of them picked on a different evening of the year 2011 – twenty-six souvenirs collected over twelve months of touring and performing...
The common thread running through all this is Isabelle’s harp, with its signature, instantly recognisable sound – whether playing arpeggios, clusters, chords or the occasional single note... it rings! There is no mistaking what this harp is: crystal clear, of course – I know it’s a cliché, but it is not untrue – but more importantly, vibrating, tense as a multiplied bow, it slams, smiles, breathes and gives out joy and happiness."