Siân Lavinia Anaïs (Florencia) Valeriana
(1987), pseudonym The Raveness
, is an introverted polymath - Musician, Writer (notably as a Diarist and Poet), Artist, Photographer, Historian, Researcher and Antiquarian (with a thousand creative compulsions) - A single-sided deaf Warwickshire lady born of Welsh, Breton, Argentine, Catalan and Florentine descent.
Influenced by the surroundings of Shakespeare's England, research of history and antiques began in childhood and progressed to restoration and repurposing at thirteen when extraordinarily and independently she became published in her specialized topics (2000). Auditors acclaimed the recluse - unrestrained by her disabilities with wicked comedic tendencies - "a ground-breaking performance poet" - praise subsequent to a debut record (2001). Revolutionary abridged audio books, which at the beginning were taken from the triumphant and now out of print diary poetry volumes, written from a child and self-published at eighteen (2006) – amassing a success unusual to an attention-shy creator.
A pre-eminent mix of multi-instrumentalist music, multilingual spoken word, sound effects and phonograph Lo-fi with subtle hints of world sounds, self-taught to incorporate different styles and genres, growing up listening to a plethora of Classical music including Renaissance, Romantic, Baroque, Opera, Recitativo and Música Andalusí, and Performance Poetry, Post-punk, Celtic, Gwerz, Flamenco and Tango, birthed a combination that attained global recognition – as did her originating and trademark of La fée verte hot toddy in tea ware termed Emerald blood (2001). Having no defined taste, she also initially became renowned as the original pioneering with a signature distorted combination of harpsichord and organ, a modern claviorganum in heavy resonance. An exhilarating avant-garde approach to the Classical genre from a complete autodidact who has never received any training.