Rowan Forestier-Walker is a sound and visual artist based in Todmorden West Yorkshire, She records and performs under the name Embla Quickbeam.
Working with found-sound, home made instruments and tape she creates immersive sound worlds.
what some others have said
“Emerging from a netherworld of spectral radio phonics and atmospheric ambience, her off-kilter symphonies of haunted rapture and discordant dreamscapes are a glimpse into a kingdom of unsettling beauty and a monocle for the third eye.”
Brighton-based audio-investigator sends chewed postcards from the eldritch heart of England. Melted snapshots of tea-breaks in post-diluvian seaside cafes, fading playgrounds ascending to heaven as the radiation levels rise, and village bells dissolving into pure light. Like Terry Riley’s ‘Music For The Gift’ if the gift were a box full of eggshell and moss. Illogical, yes, but she has the tapes to prove it.” – Daniel Spicer The Wire.