On assignment with Spitfire Audio, photographing Lara Somogyi live session at Spitfire HQ in London. Watch the video here.
Lara Somogyi is a Los Angeles-based harpist and solo artist. Using electronics, looper and FX pedals, she has cultivated a unique, fresh sound, forging a new artistic identity for the instrument, showcasing its versatility and inspiring the next generation of harpists.
Lara was invited to Hans Zimmer’s Bleeding Fingers studio to compose and improvise material to picture for the Blue Planet II score, featuring Radiohead. She was also recently brought on board to work with neo-classical label Erased Tapes, where she recorded Ben Lukas Boysen’s album Spells with Nils Frahm, which aired on BBC Radio 6 with Mary Anne Hobbs. Lara worked closely with Ben to shape the sound of the harp, meticulously processing the instrument through layers of tape delays.
As an active live artist, Lara is called upon for her signature combination of electro-acoustic harp and FX pedals, as well as her improvisational skills and compositional arrangements. She recently performed live with artists such as Anderson .Paak, Bazzi, and Josh Groban, and on the BBC with Guy Chambers’ Secrets of a Pop Song.
Photographing renowned composer and cellist Philip Sheppard at Spitfire HQ for a masterclass on how he scored Kara’s theme for Detroit: Become Human.
Philip Sheppard is a composer, producer, virtuoso cellist, and a professor at the Royal Academy of Music. He has worked with some of the biggest names in music, tech, sport and film.
Philip has composed more than 60 film, gaming, television and theatrical scores. Philip’s first film of 2018 is Mercury 13, a Netflix original which premiered at the SFFilm Festival. His other major film works include The Final Year, In the Shadow of the Moon, Meru, Sergio, Legion of Brothers, which premiered at Sundance, Chosen, starring Harvey Keitel to name a few...