“I’ve had a difficult time finding justice in the world, finding accountability for the people who have done harm to me… The music is my way of holding people accountable and finding justice. My way of finding revenge.”
These are the powerful words of Kristin Hayter; a survivor of domestic abuse who channels her pain and aggression into Lingua Ignota, an ambitious, breath-taking project that incorporates everything from opera to noise.
“I wanted to do something that was different, that was fresh and solely my vision,” she tells us from her home on the West Coast of the United States. “I didn’t want to adhere to any genre or categorisation where there are rules or limitations, I wanted to make something that was authentic and honest.”