7:30pm — Anaïs Maviel
A set of new songs—multi-layered stories woven with threads of the subconscious and vocal improvisation—told with Maviel’s custom-made 14-string kamale n’goni.
8:15pm — Kate Soper
“Dialogues” features her longtime collaborator and Wet Ink ensemble member Sam Pluta (electronics) in exploratory improvisations, as well as Soper’s recent piece for voice and piano, Fragments of Parmenides.
9:20pm — Ted Hearne
Hearne previews a piece commissioned by Carnegie Hall, a new song cycle set to Dorothea Lasky’s fearlessly frank yet seductively prophetic poetry collection AWE. Hearne, performing as lead vocalist, is joined by cellist Ashley Bathgate (Bang on a Can), keyboardist Nathan Koci, guitarist Taylor Levine (Dither), violist Diana Wade, and drummer Ron Wiltrout; they will perform within an arresting and kinetic installation by conceptual artist Rachel Perry.