Susannah Stark is a singer, composer, keyboardist and visual artist from Fife, Scotland. She makes experimental pop songs formed out of explorations into softness and vulnerability, focused on a heightened sensory experience of voice and sound. These soundscapes, orchestrated by voice, synths, trumpet, field recordings and distorted percussion are intended to evoke places, both internal and external, connected with experiences of faith and being.
She has performed live at arts and music venues in the UK and Europe, including At Practice/David Dale Gallery, Radiophrenia/Centre for Contemporary Arts and The Doublet in Glasgow/Scotland, 1646 Gallery in The Hague/NL, Womens Sound in Kharkiv/Ukraine, and Arkaoda, Berlin, as well as at events organised by Glasgow label Phase Group, supporting various experimental electronic music acts such as Hiro Kone, Bare Bones Lay Low, Bocksrucker, and Ted Milton/Blurt.
She also performed at events streamed for online audiences, such as Music for the Isolated Generation (Clyde Built Radio) and Pop Mutations Festival in Glasgow. She worked with OKO DJ on a mix for her podcast Pu$$y Nightmare on Lyl Radio in 2018, which led to her first music release with Belgian label STROOM.tv in 2020, ‘Time Together (Hues And Intensities)’ that was described by Noel Gardner of The Quietus as “a seven-song serving of gossamer dub-pop experimentalism”.
Songs from this album have been played on Clyde Built Radio (UK) Subcity (UK) NTS (UK) Resonance FM (UK) Radar Radio (UK) KEXP (US) Strange Sounds from Beyond (NL) The Slow Music Movement (PT) Lyl Radio (FR) FBI Radio (AU) and WNYU (US) among others.
Next live dates include Cafe Oto, London and an EU/UK tour with Dali Muru & the Polyphonic Swarm in September 2022, beginning at Meakusma Festival, joined by drummer Laurie Pitt and trumpet player Philip Cardwell.
Susannah Stark ‘Early Water (Passageways)’ Excerpt from Mark Vernon on Vimeo.