august, 2022

26aug7:00 pm10:30 pmJessica Moss / Ka Baird w/ Christina Wright-Ivanova

Event Details

Jessica Moss has been flourishing as a solo artist since the release of her acclaimed debut albums Pools Of Light in 2017 and Entanglement in 2018 (Constellation Records). The violinist, composer and singer - best known for her fifteen-year tenure in political post-punk band Thee Silver Mt. Zion - has been captivating audiences with gritty, warmly expressive electronic and drone-inflected post-classical Minimalism (and sometimes Maximalism), accented by a distinctive melodic sensibility that channels Klezmer, Balkan and Middle Eastern tropes. Moss is also a founding member of avant-klezmer group Black Ox Orkestar and has worked extensively with Vic Chesnutt, Carla Bozulich, and more.

Ka Baird is a performer, composer, and sound designer based in New York City. They are known for their live solo performances which include extended vocal, breath and microphone techniques combined with electronics and psychoacoustic interplay of flutes and other woodwinds. They create a present tense sound with a vigorous delivery that seeks extreme release through physical exertion and psychic extension that "dances in the undefined margins of experimental sound, performance art, and humor."

They are one of the founding and continuing members of Spires That In The Sunset Rise founded in Chicago in 2001. Their debut solo album "Sapropelic Pycnic" was released through independent Chicago label Drag City in 2017. Their latest recording "Respires" was released through Brooklyn based imprint RVNG Intl in October 2019. Recent national and international engagements have included performances at the Unsound Festival (Krakow), Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), MoMA PS1 (NYC), Issue Project Room (NYC), The Kitchen (NYC), The Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia), TUSK Festival (Newcastle, UK), Incubate (Tilburg, Netherlands), KRAAK (Brussels, Belgium), Le Guess Who (Utrecht, Netherlands), and the Festival Of Endless Gratitude (Copenhagen,DK). They have done extended residencies at such institutions and collectives as Sonoscopia (Porto), Inkonst (Malmo), Experimental Sound Studio (Chicago), and Pioneer Works (Brooklyn). They were a 2020 recipient of the Foundation of Contemporary Art's Emergency Grant as well as a Jerome Foundation Artist-in-Residence at Roulette Intermedium in 2019.

Dr. Wright-Ivanova frequently performs solo recitals with a special focus on new music. She is on faculty at New England Conservatory’s Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice, and has premiered over 125 works by living composers. She has performed both solo and collaborative new works in such venues as Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Berklee School of Music, MIT, The Harvard Club, Opera America (NY), Jordan Hall, Tanglewood’s Ozawa Hall, Old North Meeting House, and in the Clutch New Music Series in Austin TX and the NEXTET series in Las Vegas.

She has enjoyed working with composers such as Jo Kondo, Augusta Read Thomas, Steve Reich, Julian Anderson, Joan Tower, Daniel Brewbaker, Tristan Murail, Robert Beaser, Jennifer Bellor, Heather Gilligan, Daron Hagen, Paul Chihara, Virko Baley and more. She has worked with several ensembles in new music, including the Callithumpian Consort, MIVOS Quartet (NEON Festival), HUB New Music, Juventas New Music Ensemble, and at the Academie für Neue Musik with the Arditti Quartet. She also recorded a series of demos for Jonny Greenwood’s (Radiohead) soundtrack for the 2012 movie ‘The Master’ (Western LLC).

Doors are 7pm, music begins at 745pm. Masks are strongly encouraged.

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Time

(Friday) 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Location

Brewbakers Cafe

48 Emerald Street

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