Louise Anna Duggan is a London-based percussionist, composer and multi-instrumentalist.
Louise plays percussion, electronics, malletstation and sings backing vocals for Agnes Obel, having toured globally with her on both her ‘Myopia’ and ’Citizen of Glass’ album tours. She also played with Agnes supporting David Byrne in Europe when he performed ‘American Utopia’.
‘Minihi’ is Louise’s recording project with her husband and fellow percussionist Zands Duggan. They released their debut track ’Tokaido’ on Deutsche Grammophon as part of the Project XII 2020 compilation vinyl. Their debut LP ‘Recaptures’ is being released in Spring 2021 on Berlin-based Unperceived Records.
As a session musician, Louise works with the London Contemporary Orchestra, appearing on Thom Yorke’s album ‘Anima’, film soundtracks such as ‘Macbeth’ starring Michael Fassbender, and ’Assasins Creed’ as a featured soloist, and ‘Alien Covenant’. She also plays percussion, hammered dulcimer, middle eastern hand percussion and harp for the renowned early music ensemble ‘Joglaresa’ led by Belinda Sykes. Her work in the theatre includes Musical Director roles for Shakespeare’s Globe, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre and the National Theatre, as well as percussionist roles for the Royal Shakespeare Company and the West-End as a deputy performer. As a composer, Louise has composed for theatre companies including Regent’s Park Open air theatre, Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre and Trafalgar Studios.
Louise Anna Duggan trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she received a First Class Honours degree and the Lady Mayoress Prize for Overall Excellence. Following her degree, she went on to become a Chamber Music Fellow at the Guildhall School.
Louise is a Paiste Cymbals Artist, and proudly plays their Formula 602 range.