Ingrid Plum (DK) uses her voice with extended technique, improvisation, field recordings, percussion and electronics, to create layered soundscapes, spoken word and songs. Described by The Guardian as “gorgeously atmospheric vocal techniques woven around field recordings & electronics” she has performed and exhibited internationally since 2002, creating work that combines Folk Music, Contemporary Classical Music and Sound Art. Incorporating her research into folk traditions with field recordings and studying directly with Meredith Monk, her recent performances have been described as “succinct and nourishing... a luxuriant space between almost excessive precision and looser improvisation" by The Wire. Recently her work has been played by Late Junction on BBC Radio 3, where she was also invited to perform in session at Maida Vale Studios. Plum was a featured guest on Radio 4’s New Weird Britain with John Duran of The Quietus and was commissioned to write a new work for International Womens Day 2019 by The Verb on BBC Radio 3.
After performing internationally since 2002 with her sound art installations using extended vocal technique, Plum formed the free improv group Susurrations with Legalliene in 2011 and in 2012 she launched Plum Records releasing her first solo EP of a capella folk songs 'The Tunnel Recordings' followed in 2015 by her debut album 'Plangent' which fused folk, field recordings and spoken word. In 2016 this was followed by 'Everything Is Becoming Science Fiction' a collaboration inspired by JG Ballard’s short stories with Graham Dunning, Ian Stonehouse and John Harries and 'Unsung', a collection of early sound works from installations and film soundtracks. In 2016 she formed PlumPyneThornton, a free improv trio with Andy Pyne (Map 71) and composer/pianist/writer Timothy Thornton and joined The Larsens all female noise choir as a founding member. In 2018 Plum completed her contemporary scores, live album, exhibition and publication project ‘Taut” funded by ACE, and formed a trio with Alex Ward and Yoni Silver. Plum teaches workshops, is a visiting lecturer in Interdisciplinary Practice, Sound and Media at Goldsmiths University Of London and the University of Brighton, and Associate Lecturer at LCC. She is the founder of Bechdel, a DIY event platform for female and non-binary experimental/noise/spoken word/improv/free folk/free jazz/folk/Neo classical acts and is based between the UK and Denmark.