Ian Williams and Katie Mosehauer are Glass Heart String Choir, a classically-influenced duo that write emotionally-charged, cinematic songs. Emotionally-charged, cinematic songs, their music is rooted in the fraught and introspective narratives woven into Ian’s lyrics and melodies, with each song colored by varying soundscapes of violins, viola, cello, harp, piano, harmoniums, and organ, which are all composed, performed, and recorded by Katie.
The roles have been established over ten years of collaboration: Ian writes the lyrics, assembling songs into rawbone skeletons. He sends them to Katie, who adds flavor and layering. The song bounces back and forth, back and forth: Ian, the messenger, Katie the interpreter. Eventually, all the pieces are in place. Having built their own studio four years ago in hopes of creating a space where they could freely experiment with technique and sound layering.
Swerving and swirling, in that underlying benefit, the duo plucks at the rawness of you.