M E R G A N Z E R
Merganzer is the experimental music project of Violinist Mika Posen (formerly of Timber Timbre, Agnes Obel). Expanding on the soundscapes, ambient textures, and melodic interludes she created for numerous bands over the past decade, Merganzer brings Posen’s musical craft to a slow-burning fruition. Using violin loops, layered synths, delicate pianos, and homemade beats, her expressive pop-noir songs and minimalist instrumental pieces cross genres and transcend time periods.
Hailed as “captivating, minimal, and tasteful,” Merganzer’s first full length record “Mirror Maze” was released in November 2015 and brought her to a number of notable Canadian festivals including X-Avant, Sled Island, Wavelength, Dawson City Music Festival, and Megaphono. She has opened for artists such as Julia Holter, Andy Shauf, and Pauline Oliveros, and collaborated with media artists such as Sonia Stefan and Timothy I. Smith.
“Cloud Cover” performed live at the Mirror Mountain Festival in December 2016 as part of “Passé Composé,” a collaboration with media artist Sonya Stefan (live film).
Featuring Pascal Delaquis on drums.