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A L I E N L U L L A B I E S
ALIEN LULLABIES is the album and audio-visual show from electronic music producer and vocalist Fiona Soe Paing. An unsettling and mesmerising live gig/cinema hybrid, the show stunned audiences at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015, it's blend of off-world electronica, 3D animation and live vocals merging seamlessly to evolve into a surreal and immersive cinematic performance.
Music and vocals - Fiona Soe Paing
Animation - Zennor Alexander
album released 16.09.16
(Mat Smith, Electronic Sound Magazine)
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(David Kettle, The Scotsman)
"Something truliy remarkable"
(Robin Smith, Clash Music)
"Few musicians touch on such perfectly pitched experimentalism"
"A bewitching, powerful album"
(David McElroy, Almost Predictable"
ALIEN LULLABIES was performed in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe at Summerhall in 2015, as part of Creative Scotland's curated "Made In Scotland" programme, and toured in 2016-19.
2019 - Sound Festival, Aberdeenshire
2018 - Spectra Festival, Aberdeen
2017 - BBC Radio 3 live session, Barn Arts Centre, Aberdeenshire
Kelburn Garden Party
Doune The Rabbit Hole
Sonada Festival, Aberdeen
2016 - BBC Radio Scotland live session, Vic Galloway show
The Art School, Glasgow
Stereo, Glasgow - Album launch show
UK tour supporting Ruby (Lesley Rankine)
2015 - Neu! Reekie tour, Stonehaven
Summerhall, Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Big Burns Supper, Dumfries
With thanks to Creative Scotland
Ballad of the Two Sisters
Photo by Wes Kingston
Fiona Soe Paing is Scottish - Burmese electronic music producer and vocalist, based in rural Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Her first home demo, sung in phrasebook Burmese, was released on Warner Music on the "Sound of The World 2007" compilation, from BBC musicologist and DJ the late Charlie Gillett. The 2012 debut EP "Tower of Babel" attracted interest from some of the pioneers of electronic music, including a tweet of approval from Erasure's Vince Clarke - "Very, very cool!"
With a background in performance art, Fiona performed with bands and theatre groups in London before moving to Brighton to focus on music production. She lived on Waiheke island, New Zealand while collaborating the the animation artist Zennor Alexander on the Alien Lullabies live show. In 2015 she was selected to work with Brit Award winner Beth Orton on a collaborative residency at Brighter Sound, Manchester, and in August 2015 performed Alien Lullabies in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to critical acclaim. A residency as Associate Artist with Aberdeen Performing arts in 2019 developed into the current project - an album inspired by the landscape, folklore and balladry tradition of North East Scotland, which has been funded buy Creative Scotland. The first stage of the album, a sound-walk and short film by Dudendance theatre, was funded through Help Musicians Uk's Fusion Fund.