Join us in the PW Main Hall for Mount Eerie and LEYA this May 6, 2023.
This performance is part of Long Play 2023—a three-day "supercharged musical ride through right now," taking place from May 5–7. Both individual concert and full festival tickets, which include over 50 concerts throughout Brooklyn, are available for purchase.
About the Artists
Phil Elverum is an artist and human being from the Pacific Northwest town of Anacortes. His recordings, released variously as The Microphones and Mount Eerie, represent just a portion of his artistic output, which has ranged from running a label and co-organizing festivals to self-publishing books, photography, and painting. But it is for his stunningly original music that he is known best, from the earliest tape experiments of the ’90s to the immersive sound-diary of Microphones in 2020. Elverum has never shied from exploring the high mountain passes, finding new ways to sculpt with sound, and trying to communicate the momentary experience of being human as clearly as the water from freshly melted snow.
NYC-based duo LEYA are harpist Marilu Donovan and violinist/vocalist Adam Markiewicz. The group works with and against the grain of tradition, mining intensity through alternate tunings, strange harmonies, and dream-state operatic-like vocals. Beauty underlies their sound but mixes with a sense of unease.
Presented as part of Bang on A Can's Long Play Festival.