While in quarantine I want to focus on keeping up my practice, rehearsals, writing, creating, etc. and haven't always been able to update my website with current online/virtual happenings. Please contact me directly and/or find me on social media if you are curious about what I've been up to. Meanwhile, I will do my best to list all virtual concerts that are happening.
"It is with great hope and excitement that Roulette announces its Resident and Commissioned artists for the 2020–2021 season. Staying true to our core mission—that Roulette remains an essential and centralized place for artists to realize their creative visions, even in times of great uncertainty—we began to work with artists in early March to build a safe, exciting, and unique body of new work. Pianist, singer, composer, and improviser Sonya Belaya, trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson, composer and drummer Tomas Fujiwara, artist and interdisciplinary designer Crystal Penalosa, and jazz performer and vibraphonist Joel Ross have been selected for year-long residencies. Commissioned artists include song-write...
"If You Like This, You'll Love That," is a virtual chain reaction-style show that came to fruition this spring and was inspired by making human connections during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Collar Works team each invited an artist to choose a work to include and requested they ask a fellow artist they admire to participate. And so on. Over a month, the chain has grown to include over 100 artists from across the country and globe!
This show was initially structured as Collar Works' annual fundraiser. Given the critical movement in support of Black lives and BIPOC communities, all proceeds to Collar Works will be donated to the following organizations: Marsha P. Johnson Institute (NYC), Troy for Black Lives / Justice for Dahmeek (Troy, NY), Albany Bail Fund for Black Lives (Albany, NY), and Soul Fire Farm (Petersburg, NY).
The virtual exhibit and sale will go live on Monday, June 15 with a $10,000 goal. The Collar Works Board of Directors and Staff will match the first $1,000 within 24 h...
There is something amazing that happens when cultures converge. There is surprise and enchantment, chaos and dispute, but in the end, there is always something new. That is where violinist Elinor Speirs likes to set up residence - at the cusp of the conversation. The progeny of a viking and a celt, raised at the southern tip of Africa with Ashkenazi Jewish heritage, it was almost inevitable that Elinor would flee the constraints of the orchestra and join the fire and dance of improvised music.Versatility and flair for style have ensured her place in musical genres across the board.During this 5/25 event Elinor will join you live from Cape Town, South Africa. You'll be able to sit back and listen, as well as interact when you wish. This time she'll be improvising on art works by visual artists from around New England.
NowNet Arts Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 2017 to produce and present contemporary network arts works, technologies, education programs, and publications. Network arts utilizes the Internet and related technologies as an artistic medium for works created for this platform.
NowNet Arts Inc. is directed by network arts composer Sarah Weaver, a pioneer in the field for 12 years with artistic and socially-themed ensemble projects integrating jazz, classical, world, electronics, and multimedia influences, utilizing network as compositional strategy for the medium, and is based in New York City. It works internationally in producing and presenting non-commercial contemporary network arts works, technologies, education programs, and publications for the education of the public. Network arts utilizes the Internet and related technologies as an artistic medium for works created for this platform.
There will be weekly performances featuring some renowned and belove...
Separate Sundays is a continuation of our monthly collaboration with 8ball Radio, who we partner with for “Live from Pioneer Works” every Second Sunday. In this isolation iteration, we will explore performances, activations, and residencies that would’ve happened on-site, off-site, or in parallel dimensions during our monthly Second Sundays program.
Hosted by our Director of Music, Justin Frye, tune in right here or to 8ballradio.nyc to listen at 6 pm every second Sunday of each month.
This episode will feature:
Interview and performance excerpts from April Music Residents Constellation Chor (visited by Marisa Michelson, Sarah Beth Pfeiffer, Heathcliff Sanders, and Luisa Muhr)
Latent Tapestries playlist from Nate Lewis with tracks by Matana Roberts, Luke Stewart, Ben Lamar Gay, and more.
Binaural audio of Scope – Theater for Collaborative Survival, a project by Elizabeth Hénaff, Heather Parrish, and Léonard Rous...
Constellation Chor, the vocal-movement ensemble lead by Marisa Michelson that Luisa is a part of, continues their Residency at Brooklyn's experimental venue Spectrum with this next performance of deep improvisation on February 9, 3pm. This is a double bill with ECHO Ensemble.
As a socially and politically conscious organization, Women’s Raga Massive incorporates a social action and involvement component to a Festival, centered around women’s rights and gender equality. This year Brooklyn Raga Massive have partnered with Women Between Arts.
Women Between Arts (WBA) is New York’s leading interdisciplinary womxn and non-binary artists series, created and curated by multi- and interdisciplinary artist Luisa Muhr at The New School, College of Performing Arts.
Weekly Raga Concert and Jam Session Series is made possible with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered in Kings County by Brooklyn Arts Council.
Luisa will speak about Women Between Arts at a number of events at National Sawdust, Rubin Museum, and Jalopy Theater.
Unfortunately the Festival was cut short due to COVID-19.
For the first of two season performances, Roulette resident artist Mary Prescott presents the world premiere of Loup Lunaire—a prequel to her spring interdisciplinary performance piece, Mother Me.
Loup Lunaire is a conceptual character study of the Mother Wolf done through musical and performative explorations. Prescott creates an interior portrait of the Mother Wolf by examining primal behaviors, natural cyclic patterns, and the unresolved reconciliations of psychological and spiritual dualities.
As part of vocalist Nilusha Dassenaike's 10 Blessings vocal ensemble, Luisa will join her colleagues at this very special event!
Sxip’s Hour of Charm is iconoclastic composer, performer, and producer Sxip Shirey’s ongoing art variety show, now in its 17th year. Part of the lineage of art cabaret in New York City that began with punk cabaret and Klaus Nomi, this installment features:
–Mother Tree Prayer by Sxip Shirey and Coco Karol with Rima Fand, Nilusha Dassenaike, and Thelonious Karol Shirey. Based on The Gauntlet: Sydney Opera House, a song about drought.
-Nilusha Dassenaike’s 10 Blessings (vocal ensemble with electronics)
-Aimee Curl singing Baby Dee’s “The Robin’s Tiny Throat.”
-Sarah Alden performing an excerpt with string quartet from her new work Mother Pearl, based on the letters her grandmother in Ohio sent to other farm women who moved to industrial cities like Gary, Indiana.
-Rima Fand performing an excerpt from the new opera “Precipice” with singer Alice Tolan-Mee.
Women Between Arts is New York's currently leading interdisciplinary womxn and non-binary artists series curated by multi- and interdisciplinary artist Luisa Muhr at The New School, College of Performing Arts (Glass Box Theater).
The series has been created for interdisciplinary womxn and non-binary artists, their groups/ensembles/collaborators (including people of all genders and non-binary people), who work with any combinatio...