Clio Em | clioem.com
I tell stories • singer-songwriter crafting experimental classical folktronica
[ BIO ]
Clio Em is an award-winning musician, writer, and creative from Canada. She writes speculative fiction and crafts experimental folktronica, often uniting text and music in extended narratives. Drawing from her extensive classical piano, composition and voice training at institutions such as McGill University and the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Clio’s distinct crossover style fuses elements of pop, folk, classical, and electronic genres that blend together into an arresting whole. Clio Em’s instruments of choice include piano, various guitars and ukuleles, her own voice, electronics, found objects, and the occasional touch of viola.
[RECENT WORK | DISCOGRAPHY ]
GRAVITY WING | ALBUM
An unusual blend of folk, electronic, and classical music, GRAVITY WING, inspired by my novel of the same name (out May 25), follows a unique narrative: a science fiction love story.
GRAVITY WING | FILM SERIES
From the album and novel GRAVITY WING by Clio Em –> clio-em.com/gravity-wing
AIRSHIPS | EP
I am currently writing a series of short stories entitled Airships. Set in a fictional steampunk world, the tales speak of love in a world of industry. My own classical-glitch compositions accompany the stories. You can read them at clio-em.com/airships.
THUNDER GODS | SINGLE
A collaboration with Quintessential Doll.
Quintessential Doll: composition, electronics/instrumental vocals
Clio Em: opera, backing & spoken vocals
HOMEMADE SPACESHIP | EP
A collaboration with Victor Baez as the duo Astronomy for Lovers
Clio Em: compositions, vocals, ukulele, guitar, keys, electronics, recording
Victor Baez: ukulele, guitar, keys
NIGHT AFTER NIGHT I HEAR THE RAIN | SINGLE
[ PRESS ]
Thunder Gods on TheWMP (Spanish)
“At first, one may find that these are only simple folk songs, but pay attention. The songs are very well written and not just because they’re catchy. Comprising a well-balanced pot-pourri of multiple inspirations, they are as easy to listen to as they are intelligent and inspired… if you’re curious about what type of music a child of the 21st-century can create, follow her, step by step.”
Full review here.