Picture: Delphine Dora by Dana Hilliot
Picture: Delphine Dora by Dana Hilliot

Delphine Dora

Delphine Dora is definitely full of respect for the organ, at some moments diving deep in the sound traditionally associated with this rich instrument – the one you’ll recognize from the hours spent in church as a kid. It’s a fearless approach. The fact that she dares to intervene with her voice quite often really makes her recordings stand out from those of many other artists who have been experimenting with a church organ lately: she definitely has a high regards for the tradition of the organ, but refuses to bow. She’s in charge, not the instrument itself. This way, Delphine manages to bend the sound completely her way. It’s an enthralling listen, that not only takes you along all the possibilities of the instrument, but also through Delphine’s entire musical path. And that’s quite a journey.


1. Music is mystery

2. Music is one wordless language

3. Music is cosmos


1. What is the biggest inspiration for your music?

The biggest inspiration for my music is my inner life, ineffable, emotions, turmoil of life, and what connect me from outside (nature).

2. How and when did you get into making music?

I started making piano at a young age from 6 to 15. Then I stopped for many years and i started making my own music in a intuitive way since 20 years ago.

3. What are 5 of your favourite albums of all time?

Lee Hazlewood « Cowboy in Sweden »
Morita Doji albums
Josephine Foster « Godmother »
Annette Peacock « sky skating »
Nico « the end »

4. What do you associate with Berlin?

I associate Berlin with alternative life and music/artistic communities.

5. What’s your favourite place in your town?

Zaoum, a artistic space with nice experimental concerts…

6. If there was no music in the world, what would you do instead?

I would maybe paint, draw, or write. Or doing something totally else like divination, astrology or psychanalyse. Working in a bookshop or a library or doing some research…

7. What was the last record/music you bought?

The latest music I listened is Josephine Foster latest record « Domestic Sphere ».

8. Who would you most like to collaborate with?

Loren Connors, Keiji Haino, etc…

9. What was your best gig (as performer or spectator)?

One of my best gig as spectator is : Aine O’Dwyer’s performance in a church in Utrecht
One of my best gig as performer is :

10. How important is technology to your creative process?

Technology is not the only reason of my creative process but it interests me more and more as a creative tool to open new musical possibilities, but in an intuitive and organic way. not an end in itself.

11. Do you have siblings and how do they feel about your career/art?

I have one young sister. She’s a visual artist (painter) and she feels proud about my music.