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Molly Joyce "Lean Back and Release" EP Release Show

  • 1 Rivington Street New York, NY, 10002 United States (map)

To celebrate the release of composer Molly Joyce's debut EP, New Amsterdam and Metropolis Ensemble are co-presenting a FREE release party at Metropolis' new pop-up venue 1 Rivington featuring performances by Joyce and Metropolis concertmaster Kristin Lee, “a true artist” (The Strad).

Acclaimed for being written to “superb effect” by The Wire, Lee will perform the EP’s title track, a delirious exploration of the violin’s range as it gradually “leans back” and finally “releases” itself into the guttural low registers. Joyce will also perform a short set and demonstration on her vintage toy organ, including the premiere of a new work for organ and electronics.

This album represents some of Joyce’s first expeditions into composing for acoustic instruments with electronics, specifically how the sonic personality of solo the violin morphs and churns in an electro-acoustic texture.