A night of Lady Pianists. Curated by The Super Coda and Hosted by Vaudeville Park.
I am delighted to announce that The Super Coda will once again be curating the next installment of the Ladies of Experimental Music at Vaudeville Park. 4 astronomically talented experimenters, performers, and composers of the piano will share their work, with poetical interludes by the inestimable Niina Pollari – http://de-cidered.blogspot.com/
Doors @ 7:
(in order of appearance)
Lara Downes – A captivating presence both on and offstage, critically acclaimed Steinway Concert Artist Lara Downes is redefining the solo recital format with visionary, cutting-edge performances at prestigious concert venues worldwide. Lauded by NPR as “a delightful artist with a unique blend of musicianship and showmanship” and praised by the Washington Post for her stunning performances “rendered with drama and nuance,” Lara presents the piano repertoire – from iconic favorites to newly commissioned works – in new ways that bridge musical tastes, genres and audiences.
Motoko Honda – Motoko Honda is a pianist, keyboardist, improviser, composer, and sound architect living in Los Angeles. Graduated from California Institute of the Arts, Motoko has been active as a Electro-Acoustic-Prepared Piano soloist, Band leader, Sound artist collaborating with visual artists and dancers, and Recording artist for films covering wide range of music from classical, avant-garde, jazz, punk, contemporary, world and new music.
Areni Agbabian – Born in Santa Monica, CA, Areni Agbabian began humming melodies at the tender age of 11 months. She started playing piano at age 7 and continued a classical education in piano for 20 years. Studying at California Institute of the Arts gave Areni the opportunity to learn from musical masters Vicki Ray, Vinny Golia , Charlie Haden and many more. After finishing school she decided to move on from the classical keyboard world and committed herself mainly to voice and improvisation. Areni has become a unique improviser, combining elements of contemporary classical music and Armenian music.
Nicole Zaray – Nicole Zaray is a vocalist, songwriter and producer. She was born on the LES, was raised in Brooklyn and attended Barnard College. She studied classical piano for 10 years, but was greatly influenced by stride piano players Fats Waller and James P. Johnson when no one was looking. Her solo music work has been presented at PS 122, the Roulette Concert Series, and the SuperCoda music series. Dedicated to studying the evolution of ‘The American Songbook’, she was commissioned by The American Music Center to write about American film music history. She was featured vocalist on Moby’s CDs “Feeling So Real” and “Next is the E” (Mute/Elektra); and starred in the eclectic scifi flick “The Sticky Fingers of Time” which premiered at the Venice Biennale, played over forty other festivals, and was released worldwide.
5-20$ sliding scale donation. libations by brooklyn brewery.