The Oram Awards 2018: Francine Perry
Francine Perry is a 24 year old producer, composer and engineer based in London.
Under the moniker La Leif she makes gritty electronic music that sits somewhere between broken techno and a dystopian film soundtrack. Her new material takes inspiration from the urban soundworld as apposed to the natural soundworld of her debut EP ‘The Nest’. It involves field recordings taken in Berlin and London, meshing industrial sounds into a deep listening and club context. As well as making music Francine co-founded the London based collective for female and non-binary music producers called Omnii and is one half of the duo ORKA with whom she has toured across Europe, Hong Kong, Greenland and the Faroe Islands.
Her next EP ’Violet’ will be released on August 31st by Blank Editions.
“I’m extremely proud to be a winner of the Oram Award this year. It’s a huge honour to receive this recognition for my production and compositional work. It will be a privilege to be able to continue my work with the help of the Fund and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. I plan to use the fund for some collaborative experimental work and to continue challenging norms within the music industry.”