Connor Kissel (They/She) is a nonbinary pianist, saxophonist, and electronic musician who has lived in Louisville, Kentucky, since they were born. They began playing piano when they were a young child. In high school, she became involved in the Louisville DIY music scene. Connor’s solo work draws inspiration from the varied expressive sounds of other trans-feminine musicians such as Uboa, Galen Tipton, Liturgy, Laura Les, and SOPHIE. She is currently studying music production and technology at Bellarmine University to record and mix music for a living after graduating.
The Forest of Things Lost and Found is an album about an imaginary and mysterious place using field recordings and carefully designed and altered sounds. All field recordings were taken in various locations, from my backyard to the parking lot at my job. These tracks build on the style of my first EP (Dark in the Light), with a more varied selection of sounds being combined with the midi harp, which was integral to my last release.
Connor Kissel: The Forest of Things Lost and Found will be released on CD in jacket as well as all digital formats. The album debuts on Sept 3, 2021.