Lingua Ignota | Pioneer Live

The solo project of classically trained vocalist Kristin Hayter, Lingua Ignota translates to “unknown language” in Latin. Under this moniker, Hayter fearlessly addresses themes of violence, misogyny, and revenge through survivor anthems wherein her vocals range from a delicate soprano to harsh shrieking. Her recordings, including 2019's Caligula and 2021's Sinner Get Ready, are ambitious, bracing blends of opera, power electronics, avant-metal, and folk influences. Watch Hayter's mesmerizing performance of “Man Is Like A Spring Flower”—one of her last as Lingua Ignota—live at Pioneer Works. ♦