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Imogen Heap Biog – 2011

Imogen Heap is a british ecclectic, eccentric and innovative musician considered by some the epitome of a digital diva. Her talent spans from the craft of songwriting to elaborate live multi-instrumental improvisations, building on a unique voice, classical training and unusual tech-saviness. Self produced, independent, engaged, she blurs the boundaries between pure artforms and creative entrepreneurship, and uses her knowledge of the web and social networking to communicate and collaborate with her loyal following in pioneering ways.

Much more than a studio rat, she is an accomplished performer having toured the world with 4 albums – iMegaphone, Speak for Yourself, Details (produced/written with Guy Sigworth in their duo, Frou Frou), and the 2009 Ellipse earning her a Grammy and Ivor Novello award. Her graceful tunes such as signature track ‘Hide & Seek’ have populated movies and TV shows, accompany dance and theatre performances and more recently, Heap is being sampled by a whole new generation of young rappers and producers. Now, in demand and at the peak of already 15 years of diversified career experiences, she is enjoying exploring how her ‘musical ecosystem’ can have a positive impact by getting involved in creative projects that think big and outside the box.

In 2011 Imogen, wanting to diversify and get to work on some of these projects she had consistently never found time to do / say yes to because of her continuous recording / touring cycle, decided to approach her 4th solo album very differently. Every 3 months, a new song is released that invariably connects to the unique projects she has found herself involved in.

So far taking her to India (Mind’s Without Fear), China (Xizi She Knows) and Bhutan (yet to be released), A walled Garden (Neglected Space), Oxford’s Sheldonian (Propeller Seeds), developing an app (connected to the Olympics), interactive physical items such as her ‘Musical Gloves’ and ‘The Listening Chair’ (for Heapsongs 6 and 12) and along the way, creating many of the pieces of the artwork, video and in one case music (Lifeline) in collaboration with her online community.

June 2012 will find Imogen in a boat on top of the Queen Elizabeth Hall on London’s Southbank!

Ellipse ‘Tweet Biog’ 2009

On March 9, 2009 Imogen invited fans via her YouTube vBlog, to write her new press biog using micro-blogging site Twitter. More than 1500, 140 character tweets were received. The result is the ‘Tweet:Biog’ – the first crowd-sourced press biography (and possibly the only one?)

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  • MikeEbell

    Alaskans are waiting for you to come up here and perform!

  • Norm Mowat

    Info request – in one of the video blogs Imogen had returned from Switzerland with a round tuned bell-like instrument. I was wondering what it is called and if you can provide a source for one. I’ve done a few searches on-line and through the video blogs but am unable to find what I’m after. Any help would be appreciated. Thx, Norm Mowat @ norm.mowat@gmail.com

    • Nupur Maheshwari

      I believe you’re referring to the hang. They’re fairly expensive, but they’re gorgeous. I would know, I’ve been trying to get my hands on one for ages! ;)
      Here’s the wiki page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hang_%28instrument%29

  • KZ

    Immie,

    Love the music, love you, wish I was 30 yrds younger … I’d propose.  Being the old fashion guy I am, sure would love a discography link … hate having to try and figure out singles – much prefer full albums.

    Cheers,

    KZ

  • Billy Hallman

    Imogen is an amazing composer and such a genius. The composition of the many different types of sounds are so masterfully orchestrated. That being said, I can only add that her music is absolutely beautiful.

    Thank you! :)

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  • Strider

    Dear JJ, Your creation is so èngarde! i feel the gauntlet drop at every encounter with this Brilliance so nonchalantly delivered after you’ve hammered it out in that anvil of yours, otherwise known as,>The Hideaway i meen it can be played with ceaselessly. Truly, Strider

  • http://www.facebook.com/cmichellew9 Chelsea Wiles

    When are you coming back to the SE portion of the US? I would really love to see you perform!!

  • kimmer2

    Imogen, your music makes me so happy, I listen to your cds on the way to work, and the songs wake me and brighten my mood for the day. Thanks for creating such awesome music! Can’t wait to hear more! Keep on doing what you do! :)

  • VictorhanFrancis

    Your Hide & Seek Has Gone To Garry’s Mod. Congratulations.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bart.plantenga Bart Plantenga

    i wanted to let you know that you are featured in my new book YODEL IN HIFI: FROM KITSCH FOLK TO MODERN ELECTRONICA [december].
    you can find more info at: http://uwpress.wisc.edu/books/4594.htm

    best to you,
    bart plantenga

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  • Julian Silverthorne

    Hey Imogen, what are the chances of being able to buy some audiophile quality vinyl pressings of your brilliant albums at some point in the future? I (and many others, I’m sure) would love the chance to be able to listen to you this way. Keeping my fingers crossed! :-)

  • Gavin

    Hi Imogen, I have done a remix of your track “Hear Me Out” and really would love you to hear it first.. Is there a email address you could please send me so I can send you the track?

    Gav..

  • Mark

    I teach physics, am 47 years old, and have cried everyday on my way to school this week listening to Hide and Seek. I would like your permission to have our students perform and relay a message to the school with this song. I’m sure they would love for you to attend. Zachary High School in Zachary, Louisiana (USA)

  • Jasmine

    Hi Imogen, I work with a small non-profit film group and I was wondering could we use one of your songs in our feature?

  • Jacob M.

    Please come to California. I am in SF and we have been waiting for you here.

  • Yesim

    Love from Turkey Imogen; there’s beauty in your songs..Thank you.

  • David E. Zamora

    I just heard a smidgen of your abilites on the Jeff Beck video at Ronnie Scotts and was completely smitten with you. I am now on a quest to find out more about you. thanks for appearing and bringing a little more shine to my life.