The multi-instrumentalist Tara Jane O’Neil is joined by prolific drummer Ryan Sawyer in a performance weaved together with dance choreography from Jmy’s in-depth investigations into movement. Baltimore-based singer, producer, and sitarist Ami Dang opens the night.
Tara Jane O’Neil is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and visual artist. She creates melodic and experimental music under her own name and in collaboration with her talented friends. As a solo artist, TJO has released 7 albums internationally. She was a founding member of Rodan and several other bands, and has collaborated on recordings and stages with musical artists such as Ida, Mirah, Jackie O MF, Lucky Dragons, Mount Eerie, Little Wings, Papa M, Michael Hurley, Marisa Anderson, Ben Vida, and many more. TJO has composed and performed music and sound for films, theater and dance performances, and written large and small ensemble experimental architectures. In addition to rock clubs, galleries and DIY spaces all around north America, Europe, and Japan, she has performed at AllTomorrow’s Parties, the Centre de Pompidou, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Museum, TBA festival, and High Desert Test Sites.
Jmy James Kidd has lived and worked in Los Angeles, CA since 2009. She choreographs dances with The Sunland Dancers, collaborates with musician Tara Jane O’Neil, runs a performance space called Pieter, and makes garments as James Kidd Studio. In New York City, she danced for luciana achugar, Nancy Meehan, Stanley Love, Sarah Michelson, Walter Dundervill, and Neil Greenberg, and apprenticed with the Cunningham Company.
Ryan Sawyer is a drummer and percussionist from the USA. He has played with TV On The Radio, At the Drive-In, Scarlett Johansson, Massive Attack, Boredoms (77 & 88 Boadrum), The Mekons, and Thurston Moore, among others.
Amrita “Ami” Kaur Dang is a vocalist, sitarist, and composer/producer from Baltimore, MD, her family hailing from Punjab and New Delhi, India. Her sound ranges from North Indian classical fused with noise/ambient electronics and experimental dancepop. As a Sikh and South-Asian American artist raised in the Age of the Internet, her sounds reference a blend of analog and digital, traditional and contemporary, east and west, spiritual and secular. She is joined by Emily Riehl on bass, Josh Laksin Garcia on drums, and ZT Christensen on electronics, guitar, and miscellaneous instruments.
Presented in collaboration with Clocktower Radio.