March 11, 2019 7:30 pm
Nandi Rose Plunkett is a singer, songwriter, and producer who leads the project Half Waif. Over the past six years, Half Waif has created a bold and unique sound that melds pop and folk songwriting styles with experimental production and arrangements rendered in electronic brushstrokes. Influenced by Nandi’s Western Massachusetts upbringing as the daughter of an Indian refugee mother and an American father of Irish/Swiss descent, Half Waif’s songs are forever searching to understand what it means to be truly “home.” The project has released two EPs and three albums, the most recent being 2018’s Lavender, released via Brooklyn-based label Cascine. Since its release in April, the album has received widespread critical acclaim, with Pitchfork calling it “A striking album of beautifully rendered and deeply layered synth-pop” and NPR commenting that “Plunkett writes songs that travel profoundly inward – asking questions about who we are and how we relate to each other – over beds of electronic instrumentation that expand and recede like ocean tides.” It’s that kind of reflection of nature that has led Nandi to relocate from Brooklyn to the Hudson Valley, where she finds inspiration in the nature around her every day. Maybe she’s found a home after all. (photo by Tonje Thilesen)
With her violin, loop pedal and voice, Hannah Epperson arranges musical landscapes without indulgence or over-saturation. Touring as a solo artist for the past three years, Hannah has performed more than 140 shows across Europe in support of her conceptual records “Upsweep” (2016) and “Slowdown” (2018). More recently, Hannah has sought out the kind of rich collaborative relationships that first drew her to New York City, and in so doing has welcomed Jason Burger and Zubin Hensler into what is becoming a haltingly dynamic, genre-bending and deeply thoughtful ensemble.
Zubin Hensler is a composer and recordist living in Brooklyn, NY. He spends his time working on albums, designing sounds for various forms of media, and performing with his brilliant friends. For this show he’ll be sharing some new personal music for analog synthesizers, recorded samples, and his voice. (photo by Michael George)
7:00 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation