Composer, producer and experimental harpist Nerissa Schwarz has always defied categorisation – both as an award-winning solo artist and with her critically acclaimed band Frequency Drift, which released eight albums and played festivals all over Europe.

Following a collaboration under the moniker Coronal Rain, Nerissa Schwarz was asked to join Frequency Drift as guest composer and musician for their 2011 album “Ghosts”. She soon became a member, writer and producer of the band, with her unusual electric harp arrangements shaping Frequency Drift’s sound.

In 2016, Nerissa Schwarz released her first solo album, the dark and cinematic “Playgrounds Lost”. With her knack for creating scores of imaginary films, she explored themes of childhood on the album, combining folk-like melodies with uncanny soundscapes and carefully crafted composition. Her second solo album “New Eyes for Laika”, which released on 22nd April 2022, features Schwarz’s characteristic innovative harp sounds alongside organic piano and a variety of spacey keyboards.

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