Leafcutter John is an award winning musician and artist living in London. His releases on Planet Mu, Staubgold and Desire Path Recordings combine elements of music-concrete and electro-acoustic music with voice and guitar work more commonly found in folk music.
John has developed a light controlled music performance system that is played gesturally using handheld lights. Winning the Quartz prize for innovation in 2015 for his work on it.
John has toured extensively and worked/played with a wide verity of musicians, poets and choreographers including: Beck, Thursten Moore, Imogen Heap, Wayne Mcgregor, BBC Symphony and Concert orchestras, Matmos, Grace Jones, Nick Cave, Yo La Tengo, Beth Orton, Talvin Singh, and Otomo Yoshihide.
John is also a key member of Polar Bear, a twice Mercury Music Prize-nominated band based in London.