Ana Silvera: Women Make Music
Ana Silvera collaboration with visual artist Alice Williamson
Ana Silvera is a London-born singer-songwriter and composer whose folk and bluegrass-tinged tunes are lyrical, intimate and emotive, works of ‘lavish, vivid imagination’ (Metro).
Drawing on stories from her own eventful life as well as folklore and myth, Ana’s songs are vignettes, poignant snapshots in time that weave poetry and melody to magical effect. Ana Silvera’s second studio album, Queen of Swords, is produced with award-winning multi-instrumentalist Gerry Diver (BBC Folk Awards, Mercury Prize-nominated) and features stellar musicians from the UK jazz and folk scene including double bassist Jasper Høiby (Phronesis), drummer Pete Flood (Bellowhead) and guitarist Adrian Lever.
Ana’s curiosity and versatility as an artist have led her to collaborations including recording with early music ensemble Concerto Caledonia and composing and singing in a full-length original work, Cassandra for Royal Ballet (UK), as well as creating bespoke commissions from Radio 3 programmes, The Verb and Late Junction. Her most recent album, Oracles (Gearbox Records) was described as ‘a rare commitment to art’ (CLASH) and was included on The Guardian’s 2018 Critics List.