Anaïs Maviel: who is this ritual for and from?

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Performance 8pm / Doors 7pm

What: who is this ritual for and from? is a performance ritual seeking to explore time and relation by vocalist and composer Anaïs Maviel in collaboration with choreographer Daria Faïn and pianist Sam Yulsman.
When: Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR
Cost: $18 presale, $25 Doors
Info: www.roulette.org / (917) 267-0368
Tickets: http://roulette.org/event/anais-maviel-who-is-this-ritual-for-and-from/

Brooklyn, NY – In collaboration with choreographer Daria Faïn, composer and 2019 Van Lier Fellow Anaïs Maviel will offer a solo performance incorporating material that has nurtured her practice thus far. Designed as a performative ritual establishing a throughline between loneliness and relation, body, time and space, self and tools and machines, the night will transition into a duo set with pianist Sam Yulsman. Maviel and Yulsman’s collaborative work explores cyber poetics, performance roles, and magic. Alone together, in relation to the void, in relation to particles, conscious and subconscious, they will present a cyclic exploration of timescales and the possibilities of relation – ancient to future, physical to virtual, sacred to cyborg.

Anaïs Maviel, voice, percussion, n’goni
Sam Yulsman, keys, electronics
Daria Faïn,  movement

Anaïs Maviel is a vocalist, percussionist, composer, music director, and community facilitator. Her work focuses on the function of music as essential to settling common grounds, addressing Relation, and creating a utopian future. Inspired by Edouard Glissant’s reflections on Creolization, she has associated her practice with the inextricable currents that move spaces and people between times and lands. The contemporary context of re-formulation of self, reality, and social structures led her to question the use of language and to explore its vibratory essence in music. Involved at the crossroads of mediums—music, visual art, dance, theater, and performance art—she has been an in-demand creative force for artists such as William Parker, Steffani Jemison, Daria Faïn, Larkin Grimm, Shelley Hirsch, Mara Rosenbloom, Melanie Maar, and La Bomba de Tiempo. As a leader, she is dedicated to substantial creations from solo to large ensembles, music direction for cross-disciplinary works, and to expanding the power of music as a healing & transformative act. Her solo debut hOULe, out on Gold Bolus Recordings, received international acclaim and she recently released an eponymous album with carnivalesque duo DIASPORA. With a Masters Degree in Aesthetics from Paris VII Diderot University, Maviel focused her scholarly works on Afrocentric paradigms of creative music as utopian alternative politics. Recent achievements also include: Co-Music Director for NOISE, a new musical by César Alvarez (Public Theater, 2018), a full-length work Metadire premiered by Cross Times (Roulette, 2018) DIáSPORA eponymous album release on São Paulo based label Hérnia de Discos as the culmination of a South, Central, and North America tour in partnership with Chiquita Magic, composer, music director, and performer for mayday heyday parfait in collaboration with the Commons Choir, Daria Faïn, Robert Kocik & Darius Jones (BRIC, 2017) Lectures and Master Classes at University for International Integration of the Afro-Brazilian Lusophony (Redenção, BR), Museum of Modern Art Aloísio Magalhães (Recife, BR, 2017) and  Espacio Fundación Telefónica (Lima, PER, 2018) composer, music director, and performer for Urban Bush Women’s Summer Leadership Institute Undoing Racism final performance, Kumble Theater, NYC, 2016.