Amy X Neuburg

Saturday, December 10, 2005 @ 8:30 pm

with cellists Jess Ivry, Elaine Kreston, Kelley Maulbetsch

Since her NYC debut at Roulette in 2003, San Francisco-based “avant-cabaret” artist Amy X Neuburg has toured the U.S. and abroad performing her “one-woman musical hurricane” (Otago Times, NZ) of emotionally intense, tightly crafted songs and stories accompanied by electronic percussion and layers of live vocal looping. This appearance will mark the New York debut of Amy’s new cello trio, as they perform selections from her in-progress song cycle “The Secret Language of Subways” for voice, cellists, electronic percussion and electronic processing. Amy will also premiere several new solo works. The New York Press has described her as “an astonishing array of musical talents… a phenomenal voice… a master with electronics.”

Amy X Neuburg’s “avant-cabaret” songs for voice and live electronics are diversely influenced and sung in various styles — from rock to bel canto to “world” — over a nearly four-octave vocal range. In performance Amy accompanies herself with real-time looping and electronic drums, using the drum kit to trigger sounds, control looping functions, and change mixer settings. She has performed her solo work at venues and events throughout the U.S., including the Other Minds Festival (San Francisco); Roulette, Joe’s Pub, and the Bang on a Can Marathon at Symphony Space, (New York); Seattle’s Experience Music Project; the San Jose Tech Museum; numerous college residencies; and her own multimedia theatrical show “Songs About Life & Death & Love & Insects.” She recently returned from a 2-week performance tour of New Zealand and will return as composer-in-residence at Christchurch Arts Centre in 2006.