Emily Wells

The Crocodile Presents:

Emily Wells

Lorna Dune

Thu, October 29, 2015

8:00 pm

The Crocodile

Seattle, WA

$12 Adv.

This event is all ages

Emily Wells
Emily Wells
Emily Wells has been hailed for her multi-instrumental ambidexterity, a symphonic embroidering of swirling strings, ingenious electronics, and intricate, irresistible beats, sewn together with celestial vocals and deeply personal song-craft. Her new Mama Acoustic Recordings, out June 11th, sees the NYC-based singer/musician/producer casting it all aside, re-imagining songs first heard on 2012’s acclaimed Partisan Records debut, Mama . Where that collection was marked by Wells‘ extraordinary fusion of hip hop, experimental dance music, lyrical introspection, and classical complexity, the new album is stunningly austere, recorded solely with voice and guitar. Songs like “Dirty Sneakers” refract the singer and songwriter in a fresh light, illuminating altered emotional perspectives and melodic colors. With Mama Acoustic Recordings, Emily Wells has stripped off her own armor, leaving only her crystalline voice and equally unambiguous songwriting on display.
Lorna Dune
Lorna Dune
Lorna Krier is one of the most versatile young keyboardists in New York performing music from experimental to pop on anything from analog synthesizers to toy pianos to Steinways. Ms. Krier has been described as "a pianist specializing in contemporary music, who has become an expert synthesizer player and is helping break down the boundary between new classical and indie rock" (Lukas Ligeti). Acting as an advocate for new music, she has worked with some of the nation's finest young composers and performers to create exciting new works.



Since arriving in New York in 2006, she has been a founding member of many ensembles including the chamber-rock ensemble, Victoire, founded by composer Missy Mazzoli, which has been dubbed the "all-star, all-female quintet" (Time Out NY). They released their debut EP, A Door Into the Dark, on eMusic.com in 2009 and their first full-length album, Cathedral City with New Amsterdam Records Fall 2010 to critical acclaim. Lorna Krier has also co-founded the synthesizer project Love Like Deloreans, which released their self-titled EP on Friendly Ghost Recordings in 2009 and have performed throughout New York, Montreal, San Francisco, and Boston at festivals such as the Rooftop Films Festival, Knitting Factory's NY Eye & Ear, City Sol, Brooklyn Arts Council's "Glitch Generation", Z-Arts! Festival in Zion, Utah, among others. Finally, the most recent project in which Ms. Krier has been initiated as a member is the genre-bending experimental improv group, Kaleidoscope Point, founded by composer-percussionist Lukas Ligeti.



Some highlights for this and recent seasons include the Philip Glass and JoAnne Akalaitis production of "The Bacchae" Shakespeare in the Park 2009, Victoire performance at the Bang on a Can Marathon 2009, a silent film sound exhibit with Victoire and a Composer Showcase featuring Lukas Ligeti both at the Whitney Art Museum, an appearance on the "Wordless Music Series", two live performances on WNYC's New Sounds and Soundcheck, MATA Festival 2010 and MATA Interval Series 2009 performances featuring composer Tristan Perich, guest keyboardist for the award-winnning Present Music Ensemble in Milwaukee, WI, Western Vinyl Release party with composer Christopher Tignor, the New Albion Festival at Bard's Summerscape Series 2008 with the experimental rock group Slow Six, two performances for Rooftop Films Festival, City Sol, and Imagine Science Films Festival. Lorna Krier has also appeared in features in the New York Times, Time Out New York, eMusic, Arthur Magazine, Impose Magazine, Village Voice, Tiny Mix Tapes, Matrixsynth, Opening Ceremony, The Daily Contributor and Brooklyn Vegan.
Venue Information:
The Crocodile
2200 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA, 98121
http://www.thecrocodile.com/