"Queering Sound & Image" - LiVE PERFORMANCES
March 10th - Workshop
March 26th - Live Performances
6:30pm to 9:30pm
The second of two "Queering Sound & Image" events by Catherine Pancake supported by her 2016 Leeway Art & Social Change Grant.
The LIVE event will feature artists who are currently composing works for inclusion in Pancake's "Queer Genius' documentary. The event will showcase performances by Moor Mother, Sarah Hennies & Emily Bate. Pancake will screen preview clips from the documentary Queer Genius.
Sarah Hennies (b. 1979, Louisville, KY) is a composer and percussionist currently residing in Ithaca, NY. Her work is primarily concerned with an immersive, psychoacoustic presentation of sound brought about by an often grueling, endurance-based performance practice that Nathan Thomas of Fluid Radio described as "a highly sophisticated and refined performance technique...that starts and ends with listening and encourages a different way of listening from its audience." She received her M.A. in percussion from the University of California-San Diego in 2003 where she studied with renowned percussionist Steven Schick, and is currently a member of Meridian, a percussion trio with Tim Feeney and Greg Stuart. Prior to relocating to Ithaca, Hennies was based in Austin, TX, for ten years where she performed with the Austin New Music Co-op, The Weird Weeds and a variety of other projects.
Emily Bate is a Philadelphia-based singer, composer and harmony fanatic. Recent projects include choral theater piece "Going Down Mount Moriah," and frequent collaborator Erin Markey’s anarcho-musical "A Ride on the Irish Cream," which she co-composed and performed in. The music in Irish Cream was “accessible, often punchy pop-rock” (New York Times), whose “soaring musical numbers” (Artforum) were “startlingly gorgeous, and packed with heavenly harmonies” (New York Post). Other upcoming collaborations include pieces with The Bearded Ladies and MJ Kaufman, and music for the film "Queer Genius" by Catherine Pancake. emilybate.com