Cosy Nook with Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti

We welcome New York based composer and viola player Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti, before her Turner Contemporary concert (28/11/12) for her 20/19 project.


Performed by Gabrielle Hb (bells, voice), Petri Huurinainen (acoustic guitar), Peter Keserue (bells, voice), Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti (bells, viola, voice), Ed Shipsey (bells, voice), Emmanuelle Waeckerlé (bells, voice)

For Cosy Nook Anne has chosen to perform a short solo work ko’u inoa (Hawaiian for … is my name), followed by two works commissioned by The Noguchi Museum in New York (founded and designed by Japanese American sculptor and landscape architect Isamu Noguchi himself). Postcards II: Akari is inspired by Noguchi’s  light sculptures, and beyond the accident of time which honors Noguchi’s never fully-realized project Bell Tower for Hiroshima (1950). 



koʻu inoa (2017)

Postcards II: Akari (2018)  (viola, voice, guitar, fixed media)

beyond the accident of time (2019)  (percussions, voice)


Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti (Hawaii, New York)

performer, composer, scholar and educator, recently appointed Curator of Music at The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC, Troy). As a composer, Lanzilotti is interested in translating sounds from everyday life onto traditional instruments using non traditional playing methods. Her compositions are characterized by the frequent use of field recordings and extended techniques for strings.

Cosy Nook

(since 2016) a small cove in South London, where we occasionally come together to play, listen to and share words, sounds and other gems, polished or unpolished. (Named after a small rocky bay littered with gem stones smoothed by the fierce tidal waters of New Zealand South Island).