Tara Jane O'Neil & Jmy James Kidd + Marcia Bassett & Samara Lubelski
An evening of somatic listening, investigative movement, and improvised long-form drone.
Indexical is pleased to present performances from music/dance duo Tara Jane O'Neil & Jmy James Kidd and experimental improvised drone duo Marcia Bassett & Samara Lubelski with color slide gel projection visuals by Barry Wesiblat.
Tara Jane O'Neil and Jmy James Kidd
Multi-instrumentalist and composer, Tara Jane O'Neil creates melodic and experimental music under her own name and in collaboration with artists of all disciplines and inclinations. TJO's kaleidoscopic discography spans genres and decades, as a solo artist she has released 9 full-length albums.
JMY JAMES KIDD designs dances (solo, with TJO, The Sunland Dancers, NICK+JAMES, MGM), textiles (felting, weaving, spinning, dance costuming), and community spaces (Pieter Performance Space, AUNTS).
Since 2012 Oneil and Kidd have been exploring dynamic somatic listening scores, creating a body of work which encourages complementary vibrational parallels. A continuing project, Body and Bass, is both music and dance, it uses intention and receptivity to weave the air of space. Their wild and ecstatic pieces have been performed at the New Museum (NY), the Hammer Museum (LA), High Desert Test Sites (Joshua Tree), REDCAT (LA), Honor Fraser Gallery (LA), Pioneer Works (NY) and many other natural and theatrical venues.
Marcia Bassett and Samara Lubelski
The music of the Bassett-Lubelski Duo explores drones and wavering frequencies with violin, guitar, and electronics. Their music — including albums on Feeding Tube, Kye, Golden Lab, and Sloow Tapes — is meditative yet playful, inviting and encircling, and elegantly shows just how much mind damage you can do using only a guitar and a violin. The pair have deep roots in the East Coast sub-underground; Marcia’s solo projects and work with groups (Un, Double Leopards, Hototogisu, GHQ, Zaika, etc.) have been exploding minds since the mid 1990s and the same is true for Samara, except her history reaches even further back with bands like Tower Recordings, Hall of Fame, Chelsea Light Moving, Metabolismus, The Sonora Pine, Of A Mesh, and too many more to name. Her solo work, both as a violinist and singer-songwriter, is also completely spellbinding but operates on a very different level than what this duo can build.