I am Lavinia Valeriana!

Welcome to the music side hustle from my life as a self-employed (mostly Italianate) Artisan. 

A (solo) improvisational DIY Bardic Avant-Gardist — self-taught Performance poet (Trobairitz). Also a whimsical multi-instrumentalist. Respectfully, a polymath with a disinterest in the mainstream and am very fond of solitude, intimacy and exclusivity. The nostalgic collector of rarities in me has passed on into my projects — thus, a selection of my recordings are [on rare occasions] accessible only for a specified time/number.

I prefer exploration as an abstruse and especially attention-shy soul publishing from home in an easy-going (impromptu) fashion. Not always, but oft, intentionally aged [Lo-fi] or real-time Gothic audio, with hints of cultural/folk elements such as a quirk for keening. I'm South Warwickshire born/based, but not entirely raised, a diverse blend of Latin European-Celt. Contentedly, all works are written, performed, and composed by solitary me unless I state otherwise.

I also release limited edition books {at my little private store} now and then — spontaneously. Truly happy to invent and share with all and embrace all who do me. Less importantly, I am completely deaf in my right ear and presently struggling with the hearing in my left but charging onward — let's get further acquainted. I'd (genuinely) be delighted, and you'll learn more about me as we go via my releases and casual blog.

If you should choose to stay with me, you'll notice that I favour creativity and productivity, so apologies in advance for my lengthy bouts of silence. At the time of my latest release, In a Chamber of Ruin, I decided to take a complete hiatus from the digital realm. 

It is an approach I’ve found well-suited to my mental health, artisanal day job and gives me space to plot. Come feast upon the Psilocybin Mushrooms of my polymathy. If you'd like to get in touch or give feedback, by all means, message meAll are welcome!