(with Natalie GreffeL and Reggie Nicholson)
The Spaces We Live (WIP)
Fay Victor - voice, text, composition
Natalie Greffel - voice, percussion
Reggie Nicholson - drums, percussion
Sound Artist/composer Fay Victor hones a unique vision for the vocalist’s role in jazz and improvised music, channeling the black female experience through song, text and improvisation. Her ‘everything is everything’ aesthetic comes across in her 10 critically acclaimed albums as a leader. Victor has collaborated with luminaries such as Randy Weston, Archie Schepp, Gary Bartz, Martine Syms & Nicole Mitchell. Victor has received awards from the TriCentric Foundation, Yaddo Corp, MusicOmi & the Headlands Center For The Arts. Victor joined the faculty of the New School in Spring 2019 and her latest release as a leader, BARN SONGS (11/19), is out now on Northern Spy Records.
More info here: www.fayvictor.com
Janice A. Lowe is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and poet who creates solo and collaborative music-text hybrids. She is the author and composer of LEAVING CLE poems of nomadic dispersal. Lowe is composer-librettist of the chamber opera Dusky Alice. Her compositions for musical theater include Lil Budda; she composed and arranged the music of Montague Ring for Tracie Morris' solo show Impossible Man, and music for plays including 12th & Clairmount by Jenni Lamb, Chiron’s Homegurl Healer Howls by Liza Jessie Peterson and Door of No Return by Nehassaiu DeGannes. Lowe tours and records with her band Janice Lowe & NAMAROON. She composed and co-wrote the multi-media piece Desegregation Remix: Three Women Sing the Borders, a collaboration with Lee Ann Brown. Lowe was commissioned to compose Millie and Christine McCoy's Syncopated Sonnets in Song, a song cycle setting of poems from Tyehimba Jess' Pulitzer Prize-awarded winning collection, OLIO. Lowe is a co-founder of The Dark Room Collective.
More info here: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/janice-lowe
TANIA CAROLINE CHEN
mod 5: a little blade of grass
Tania Caroline Chen is based in New York and London, U.K. Tania has made a name as a compelling sound artist and composer in the realm of piano, astro-electronics, and electro-pop with improvised ambient elements. Tania has performed in the US, Asia, and Europe. She has appeared on Resonance FM London, KPFA radio in Berkeley, and both BBC Radio 3 and 4 . She has also revisited scores from a 21st century perspective on her recent album John Cage’s “Electronic Music for Piano” which was nominated in 2018 for a Grammy award. She has collaborated with musicians such as Thurston Moore, David Toop, and John Tilbury of AMM. As a newcomer to New York, Tania has performed at Issue Project Room, Roulette, Max Fish, and Pioneer Works. She also curates Micro Micro an experiential sound series at Synesthesia, Brooklyn. Tania is an international touring artist who has performed at Colour Out of Space Festival, Stewart Lee’s Festival of Britain, Spitalfields Festival, All Tomorrow’s Parties, and High Zero Festival.
A Native of Hong Kong, Viola Yip is a New York-based experimental composer, performer, sound artist and instrument builder. Viola's instruments and performances have been presented at New York University, Abrons Arts Center, Real Time Media Festival, Kimmel Galleries, Barbes, Center for Performing Research, Brooklyn Studio for Dance, Spectrum, The Cell, MOXsonic Festival (Missouri), Elastic Arts, Frequencies Festival in Constellation, Arts Club of Chicago, Cycling 74 Expo (North Adams), Brandeis University, Berkelee College of Music (MA), Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh), Peabody Conservatory (Baltimore), Cornell University, Electrozone (Ithaca), University of California San Diego, OUTHAUS (LA), and abroad in Canada, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Portugal, Belgium, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, and the U.K.
More info here: https://www.newmusicusa.org/profile/ispeakmusic