Multi-instrumentalist and performer Ka Baird returns to Roulette on the Summer Solstice to present Proximity Exercises—a new work utilizing voice, flutes, electronics, field recordings, installation, and movement. The piece explores relations of proximity and perspective, acoustic density, and physical distancing.
Ka Baird: voice, flutes, recorder, electronics, composition
Aliya Ultan: cello
Lester St. Louis: cello
Ryan Sawyer: percussion
Max Eilbacher: acoustic processing
Ka Baird is a multi-instrumentalist, recording artist, producer, and performer based in New York City. Their live solo performances are punctuated by energetic body movements, extended vocal techniques, interactive psychoacoustics, hypnotic woodwinds, piano improvisation, and the innovative use of live electronics. They create a radically present tense music with a vigorous and visceral delivery that seeks extreme release through physical exertion and psychic extension.