SECOND SUNDAYS is a monthly series of open studios, live music, and site-specific interventions presented by Pioneer Works the second Sunday of every month. The series showcases artists in residence along with musical performances and DJs, curated by Olivier Conan.
OPEN STUDIOS OF ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE:
YOUNG NEW YORKERS, ROBYN HASTY, DANIEL HOROWITZ, ALEX VERHAEST, EMILY SPIVAK, SERRA VICTORIA BOTHWELL FELS, CLOCKTOWER PRODUCTIONS, BRETT SWENSON.
MARTHA REDBONE blends Appalachian elements with soul and funk and her deep Native American roots. She started out her career as a junior Funkadelic, indie soul pioneer and a woman noted for exploring the wilder side of rhythm & blues. Her latest project, however, re-invents the poetry of William Blake with an all Americana backdrop and vintage Nashville production values.
Featuring: Martha Redbone/vocals;percussion; Aaron Whitby/keys; Teddy Kumpel/guitar/banjo; Charlie Burnham/violin/harmonica and Fred Cash/bass.
Martha Rebone has ” created a new body of folk song by a lyricist who compares favorably to, well, Bob Dylan….A major find…” Robert Christgau
cro, well, Bob Dylan….A major find…” Robert Chritgau
HAZMAT MODINE plays the kind of Blues one might have found in a whorehouse in New Orleans had the city been built on the Black Sea. The eight piece band includes a panoply of harmonicas, accordions, tuba, drums, guitars, and a horn section. Occasional guests play such exotic instruments as the Chinese mouth-organ, the bass sax and the normaphone. Hazmat has found an increasingly receptive audience in Europe where they have been nominated for a BBC award and tour a good part of the year. They backed Natalie Merchant on a few songs on her latest album and their last two albums featured collaborations with Tuva’s Huun Huur Tu, Benin’s extraordinary Gangbe Brass Band, the Kronos Quartet and Natalie Merchant.