wednesday june 8th, 2011
Ami Dang (aka Amrita Kaur Dang)
from Baltimore, MD projects alternating particles of Indian and American sounds through sitar, vocals, and electronics to create unique and experimental ambient and pop music. As a South Asian-American musician and media artist, she studied Hindustani classical sitar and voice for many years in New Delhi, India and Maryland, USA and completed her B.A. from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music in Technology in Music and Related Arts. Her music combines restrictive raga riffs, freeform feedback loops, global samples, and other contemporary techniques to create a universal sound. Her haunting voice consumes a space with both tension and ease while conveying tones from the hopeful to the dismal. Dang’s artistry extends to multimedia video, installation, and performance art. As a second-generation Sikh American, much of her work expresses stories of religious and personal conflict, hybrid and transnational identities, and everyday life as brown woman in the USA. She recently released her debut album Hukam on Ehse Records. (Hukam means “order” or “command” in Sanskrit and Punjabi. http://www.amidang.com/
razamatazz! experimental/ ragtime/ swing jazz from members of king congregation, melanie turner and ben lawless.
ghostly folk and civil war songs from suzzane baker of white light forest choir. http://rattlersnake.bandcamp.com/
projections by yopablo. projections onto objects with digital patterns and images to textural soundscapes. http://www.yopablo.com/