In H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Music of Erich Zann,” a violinist plays melodies of madness that open dimensions in time and space full of gibbering entities, interstellar vampires and He Who Is Not To Be Named Ever. Armed with her combustible electric accordion, Miss Murgatroid can be similarly disturbing as she treads the realms of ambient, noise, avant-garde and dark melody. Miss M will perform solo works and duos with stellar violinist Petra Haden (former member of That Dog and progeny of jazz bassist Charlie Haden) from their forthcoming album on WIN Records, “Bella Neurox.”
NOTE: Petra Haden did not appear on this evening and the program shifted to an evening of solo works plus a radio play with Drew Pisarra and Jennifer Allen.
2019 update: Alicia J. Rose is a photographer, filmmaker, and musician based in Portland, Oregon, known in her recording career as Miss Murgatroid, an accordionist, singer, and drummer. She has released five full-length albums, three credited solely to Miss Murgatroid and two collaborations with vocalist and violinist Petra Haden entitled Bella Neurox and Hearts & Daggers. She currently plays accordion, synth, and drums in Portland band Party Witch with drummer Shawna Gore.