EXCELSIOR is the solo moniker of composer, producer and musician Anja Tietze Lahrmann.

While her debut EP Superimposed from 2017 sought flawlessness and sonic coherence, Excelsior opened up towards a more eclectic way of composing her music resulting in the cross-aesthetic project and debut album O Horizon released November 2019 via Danish The Big Oil Recording Company. 

The voice is often the aorta in Lahrmann’s body of work. She approaches composition as narrative sequences in which vocal structures, melodic lines and chords unfold alongside chains of digital processing like small paths in a landscape.

Having developed her musical persona by positioning herself amongst varying constellations of musicians, she tends to see herself more as a collaborator than a frontwoman bouncing openly against the borders of collectivism and DIY.
Photo: Stephanie Staal