LYSN is Hilary Jeffery’s minimal psychedelic ensemble
a group with a continuously changing line up
playing music for the inner-space age

since 2005 Lysn have performed in England, the Netherlands, Germany, Russia and Austria with many formations, from duos to large orchestral ensembles – each Lysn concert is conceived as a unique event, especially designed for the location and players, with music made through new notation, meditation and improvisation, played on acoustic and electronic instruments

some key musical influences in the development of Lysn’s sound include:

Eliane Radigue, John Hassel, Don Cherry, Spacemen 3, Gong, Olivier Messiaen, Matmos, Can, The Leather Nun, George Russell, Sun Ra, Public Image Limited, Catherine Christer Hennix, Nurse With Wound, Cluster, Angelo Badalamenti, Velvet Undergound, Slug, The Necks and Igor Wakevitch


notable Lysn events so far have been:

the official inauguration of the group by Hilary Jeffery and Alice Kemp
Dartington College of Arts, Devon, England – 5 April 2005

[AUDIO] “You Are Invited To Lysn”

the premiere of the piece “Sunflood” @ OT301, Amsterdam – 1 December 2006

[AUDIO] “Sunflood”

huge-sounding performances of “Eulipion Mood Swing” and “Jupiter Dream”
Pro-Cathedral, Bristol – 15 September 2007

[AUDIO] “Eulipion Mood Swing”

[AUDIO] “Jupiter Dream”

a concert-installation “Katendrecht Spacepoort” @ De Player, Rotterdam – 22 March 2008

[AUDIO] “Vortex”

a dronetastic collaboration with Daevid Allen’s University of Errors
Auxxx Alchemistic Cabaret, Amsterdam – 2 May 2008

[AUDIO] “Glysn”

a studio recording session at Berlin’s LoveLite Studio

Burkhard Beins – zither, electronics
Alfredo Genovesi – guitar, electronics
Steve Heather – drums, percussion and electronics
Rozemarie Heggen – double and electric bass
Hilary Jeffery – trombone, keyboards and electronics

[AUDIO] “Love Light”

Recorded: LoveLite Studio – Berlin by Jochen Stroh
Mixed: Hilcave – Amsterdam by Hilary Jeffery

a journey to Jupiter from Murmansk Spaceport


[AUDIO] “In The Stars”

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