LINGUA IGNOTA
 

Management - Sargent House
Manager: Cathy Pellow
Day-To-Day: Brittany Baker
 

 
European Booking - Swamp Booking
Agent: Ricky

North American Press 
Publicist: Stephanie Marlow
 
 
 
 

LINGUA IGNOTA, the solo project of multidisciplinary artist Kristin Hayter, takes a radical, unflinching approach to themes of violence and vengeance in ways that are moving, brutal, and harrowing. Her music is intentionally situated at specific and strange intersections, incorporating elements of power electronics, death industrial, and black metal alongside baroque classical, spiritual minimalism and folk. Relentless intensity and soaring dramatic arcs are informed by Hayter’s background in classical music, and the major sonic locus of the project is her voice, a dynamic entity that rushes from unhinged screaming to lilting soprano to angular belting. She is notorious for confrontational live performances that can leave an audience breathless or in tears. 

Hayter began classical training at the age of ten with intent to pursue an operatic conservatory track. Instead she developed an interdisciplinary fine arts practice at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She continued with graduate work at Brown University, producing a controversial thesis titled BURN EVERYTHING TRUST NO ONE KILL YOURSELF. LINGUA IGNOTA was born out of this thesis which re-contextualized misogynist content as biblically vitriolic anthems for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. A survivor herself, Hayter seeks to give a singularly aggressive voice to the unheard, silenced, and dismissed. 

German Tour with Amenra February 2019 

Lingua Ignota will be joining Amenra and E-L-R for shows in Germany. 

Feb 15 - Hamburg - Knust 
Feb 16 - Berlin - Festsaal Kreuzberg
Feb 17 - Wiesbaden - Schlachthof 
Feb 18 - Dortmund - Junkyard 

Upcoming Tour Dates with The Soft Moon & HIDE 

Lingua Ignota will be touring with The Soft Moon and Hide 

NORTH AMERICA 
DEC 17 San Diego, CA @ Casbah
DEC 18 Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater 
JAN 17 Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw 
JAN 18 Philadelphia, PA @ Jonny Brenda’s 
JAN 19 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel 
JAN 20 Raleigh, NC @ Kings 
JAN 22 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar 
JAN 25 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups 
JAN 26 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop 
JAN 27 Detroit, MI @ El Club 
JAN 28 Toronto, Canada @ Velvet Underground 
JAN 29 Montreal, Canada @ Théâtre Fairmount
JAN 30 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair

Lingua Ignota: Kristin Hayter is the Hero We Need // CVLT Nation 

Interview via CVLT Nation

Musician, composer, artist and survivor are just a few words you can use to describe Kristin Hayter. Performing under the name Lingua Ignota, she creates a live show which has been unanimously described as an exorcism. Her mix of choral, black metal, industrial, classical and doom metal makes for an indescribable genera. She is a survivor of both a physically abusive relationship and anorexia, so she uses her voice and music as an art form to express rage, vengeance and fearlessness. Her latest album, “All Bitches Die” (Profound Lore Records) takes you on a spiritual journey to hell and you might feel like you are in the depths of an old Fulci movie. Artist like her are rare nowadays and audiences are known to leave her show in tears. I used this interview to let Kristin tell us her feelings about religion, her past relationship and her interaction with fans. She is the hero we all need.

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Fire, Prayer & Curses: Lingua Ignota Interviewed // The Quietus 

Interview via The Quietus 

The ‘lingua ignota’ - Latin for ‘unconstructed language’ or ‘unknown language’ - was created in the 12th century by the German philosopher, abbess, visionary, writer and composer Hildegard of Bingen. A modification of the Latin alphabet, it is no longer clear whether it was a secret language or an attempt at an ideal, universal tongue. Lingua Ignota also happens to be the pseudonym of Rhode Island-based musician Kristin Hayter and, despite the centuries dividing them, distinct parallels can be drawn between Hayter and Hildegard.

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On Her Striking New Album, Lingua Ignota Soars // The Village Voice 

Article via The Village Voice

The first time I saw Kristin Hayter perform as Lingua Ignota, the classically trained experimental musician was presenting her MFA thesis at Brown University. At a white keyboard in a flowing white dress, surrounded by dozens of crumpled-up pieces of paper on the floor, she delivered striking operatic vocals while behind her played black-and-white video footage of serial killer Aileen Wuornos, Pina Bausch choreography to Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, and burning buildings. When she finished her set, at least three audience members were in tears.

“She’s that sort of magical talent that seems to come from nowhere,” says Steven Vallot of audiovisual electronics project Muslin, who recently completed a West Coast tour with Hayter and doom metal duo the Body. “It seems innate and effortless, yet it’s mixed with work and building a craft.”

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Interview with Lingua Ignota (aka Kristin Hayter) // Music & Riots 

Interview via Music & Riots

A piece of music should stir emotions and evoke inquisitive thought. Lingua Ignota is, perhaps, the most thought provoking, powerful project in experimental music. Intertwining industrial, electronic, doom metal, classical and more, Kristin Hayter, the force behind the sound, creates behemoths that defy precise labeling. As a survivor of domestic violence with 100% of her artist proceeds going to the National Network to End Domestic Violence, the songs of Lingua Ignota go against the typical tropes of extreme music. Unlike most male-driven heavy acts, Hayter’s art is true; she writes directly from her life and speaks to those who understand the darkness associated with male-dominated society. From exorcism to opera, she tells her stories in a way that is unsettling, impactful and awe-inspiring. Hayter talked to us about sampling Aileen Wuornos, redefining “heavy” and the humans who inspire her art.

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Lingua Ignota's Liturgical Noise Is a Celebration of Obliteration // Noisey 

Article via Noisey

Stream the new EP from the Providence-based artist who explores trauma and survival through neoclassical, death industrial, and extreme metal.

"I've always had this problem of not being able to situate myself, of being a part of things that are so disparate I can't reconcile them," says Kristin Hayter, a classical vocalist and experimental musician who performs under the musical moniker Lingua Ignota. Lingua Ignota's debut EP, Let the Evil of His Own Lips Cover Him, was self-released on Valentine's Day 2017. 100 percent of proceeds from sales went to benefit the National Network to End Domestic Violence, and a second EP, All Bitches Die, just dropped on on June 7, 2017.

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