THE NARCOLEPTOR

Classical harp virtuosa Mary Doumany and cult thereminist Miles Brown (The Night Terrors) present an exciting new experimental collaboration – The Narcoleptor. This fearless duo meld the soundworlds of their iconic instruments to conjure a stream-of-(un)consciousness orgy of swirling dream fragments and microtonal hypnotica.

Utilising the rare combination of voice, post-Celtic lever harp and Moog Etherwave Pro theremin, the duo warp all rules of consonance and harmony to explore a completely free and constantly shifting sonic landscape. The Narcoleptor presents a stunning psychotropic journey through the wonderfully weird, careening past sonic touchstones from horror soundtrack, dark ambient, circuit-bent psychedelia, modern classical focus and avant-goth catharsis.

Debut EP release The Narcoleptor is now available on 12″ vinyl and digital formats from Nosferatunes.


Super limited edition of 150. Heavyweight 45rpm Black Vinyl featuring stunning artwork by Luke Fraser AHR+.

MILES BROWN is Australia’s leading proponent of the theremin – the world’s oldest electronic instrument, and the only instrument that is played without being touched. A student of Russian theremin queen Lydia Kavina, Brown is best known for his work with Australian instrumental electronic act The Night Terrors, and has performed with legends such as Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Goblin, Black Mountain, Mick Harvey, Alexander Hacke, Danielle de Picciotto, Marc Ribot and Bardo Pond.

Classical harpist MARY DOUMANY is renowned across multiple genres including jazz, contemporary, folk and experimental. She has performed with musical luminaries such as Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, David Hirschfelder, Burkhard Dallwitz, Philip Brophy, Slava Grigoryan, Joseph Tawadros, David Jones, Paul Grabowsky, Chad Wackerman, Tetsu Saitoh, Cat Hope, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

The music presented on this release is a live recording of Brown and Doumany’s first ever performance as a duo. Utilising the rare combination of voice, post-Celtic lever harp and Moog theremin (in conjunction with broken analogue electronics), the duo warp all rules of consonance and harmony to explore a completely free and constantly shifting sonic landscape. THE NARCOLEPTOR EP presents a stunning psychotropic journey through the wonderfully weird, careening past sonic touchstones from horror soundtrack, dark ambient, circuit-bent psychedelia, modern classical focus and avant-goth catharsis.

Interview

Acclaimed harpist Mary Doumany meets cult thereminist Miles Brown in an exciting experimental collaboration

“The Narcoleptor awaits you at the gateway between waking and sleeping. It’s neither good nor bad but it will take you to places you’ve never been and make you feel things you’ve never felt.”

Nelly Skoufatoglou interviews Mary Doumany of The Narcoleptor for NEOS KOSMOS


🎧 Listen to The Narcoleptor perform an exclusive live-to-air set for Sleeptalker radio with Bec Fary on Triple R in Melbourne. Also includes an extensive interview with Mary and Miles about harp, theremin, hypnotic dreamscapes and items of musical influence.

Soundtrack

VOLATILIS film score and exhibition installation

Performance: Wednesday 24 April 2019 at 222 Rosslyn Gallery West Melbourne

Live theremin, harp and voice score for Jenna Eriksen’s dance film installation VOLATILIS featuring dancer Anna Seymour.

Contact

bookings ( at ) thenarcoleptor.com