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Simona Smirnova

Simona Smirnova wants to show you who she is. On her recently released LP,  Bird Language, the Lithuania-born, New York-based vocalist/composer forgoes the fictional narrative elements that characterized her previous releases, instead crafting a sonic portrait of the artist and the world that has shaped her. “Both of my previous records were inspired by a fictional or historical figure,” says Smirnova. “For this third album, I wanted to represent myself as I am. Rather than shielding myself with a fictional character, this record is meant to expose me as a person and musician.”


Article: Interview

Simona Smirnova: Cultivating Timelessness

Read "Simona Smirnova: Cultivating Timelessness" reviewed by Matthew Vasiliauskas

Earl Hines once said, “I always thought jazz was like the trunk of a tree. After the tree has grown, many branches have spread out. They're all with different leaves and they all look beautiful. But at the end of the season, they fold back up and it's still the tree trunk." For the ...


Bird Language

Label: Simona Smirnova Music
Released: 2022
Track listing: Bird Language; Volcano Dreams; Out of the Ashes; Dandelion Time; Solstice; Intuition; Secrets; Rūta Žalioji.


Article: Album Review

Simona Smirnova: Bird Language

Read "Bird Language" reviewed by Giulia Bianchi

Simona Smirnova is a Lithuanian-born and New York-based vocalist, composer, and classically trained kanklės (a Lithuanian chordophone folk instrument belonging to the Baltic zither family) virtuoso. After obtaining her BA in jazz vocal performance from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater, she moved to the USA to study contemporary writing and production at Berklee College ...


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