So excited to share that the Soft Butter: A Trans Fantasia on Edible Themes recording (featuring yours truly on cello) is finally out!!
Soft Butter, created by Éamon Boylan, is a postmodern theatrical poem, a musical, an ode to Gertrude Stein. Simultaneously camp, expressionistic, and intimate, the piece considers identity and trauma through models of queer language and memory. Soft Butter is now headed for a very special premiere at Ars Nova, ANT Fest 2018 and we need your help!
So happy to have been a part of this!!
An ensemble of buskers shares a ballad with the ephemeral community of commuters across New York’s subway platforms. Presented by Vacationland, this is a love letter to the creative process and the complicated relationship an artist has with their work.
On April 8, 2018 I had the privilege of playing an opening set for Edensong’s pre-tour show! It was a great night, and wonderful to reconnect with my former bandmates, and see just how much they’d grown and evolved – their lineup even includes a koto player now! Kento was kind enough to send me 2 videos from my set that night, so now I can share them with all of you 🙂
Under the Desert Sun
Under the Desert Sun is something I composed while playing in the subways many, many years ago. It was initially inspired by an Indian morning raga I had learned, and also incorporates elements of Ashkenazi Jewish music (the main line was my own play on Ravel’s Kaddish), a musical quote from Gladiator, and an improvisatory middle section that has always been left up to whatever I’m feeling and listening to in the moment.
Most recently, I’ve been trying to channel the feel of a kamancheh – an instrument that features in Persian and Iranian music. At other times, I try and incorporate more of a Metallica-influenced heavy metal aspect into it.
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End Medley
This Pirates of the Caribbean melody is something I put together while playing in the subways a few years ago. Pirates of the Caribbean 3 has long been one of my favorite movies, and this medley too has been a mainstay in my performing over the years.
So nice to finally have some new videos up! 🙂
- June 6 – House Concert, NYC
- May 10 – Rituals Home & Body Cosmetics, NYC
- May 4-6 – Mary Poppins (Musical), NYC – Queens
- April 25-29 – Mary Poppins (Musical), NYC – Queens
- April 8 – Opening set for Edensong at Caffeine Underground (Brooklyn)
- March 21, 23-25 – Annie (Musical), NYC – Queens
- January 12-15 – Arisia 2018, Boston, MA
June 21 – Make Music NY – Summer Solstice at Bard Graduate Center (NYC)
June 15 – Private Engagement Proposal
June 11 – Private Wedding
May 5-7 – Hairspray (Musical), NYC – Queens
April 29, 30 – Nine at the New York Film Academy
April 25 – Tattoo The Earth Fundraiser (NYC – Brooklyn)
I performed at the Final Wicked Faire this past weekend. Wicked Faire has had a profound impact on my life & development (as both an individual, and as a performer). It was an amazing & recharging experience that left me with a sense of hope & optimism. I wrote a Blog Post about My History With Wicked Faire
Also – check out these really Wonderful Photos from the event!
Dances of Vice: Carnival of Venice Valentine Masquerade Ball was incredibly wonderful – especially playing in the Reading Room. I played in that room for an Hour & A Half, and many people stayed throughout – some of them even watching me play through the very end. Many of them offering compliments & thanks between songs 🙂
You can read more about it Here
Here’s a list of my performances for [Wicked Faire 2016](http://2016.wickedfaire.com)**Friday:**Heorot Hall – 5pm – 6pm VIP Meet & greet * – 8pm – 9pmBusking Stage – 9pm – 9:30pm**Saturday**Atrium Stage – 6pm – 7pm**Sunday**Heorot Hall – 1pm – 2pm
I’ve always wanted to play house concerts …
I love the intimacy and connection of playing to a group of people in a quiet environment, and getting to share stories & music I love! I love environments where people can tune in to what I do, and through doing so, find their own inspiration and beauty. I also love it when people draw or write to my music – I think it’s incredible when my act of creative expression transforms into others expressing their creative world.
Would you be interested in hosting one & having some beautiful cello music in your house one evening? If so, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org 🙂
Here’s a list of Confirmed Upcoming Performances:
I recently had the privilege of an interview with Quills & Rarities. I discuss my musical background, being transgender & playing Non-traditional music in multiple bands
You can read the interview here:
After the last few years of work & production delays, Ghosts of Greyhame has finally been released!!!
Head on over to Bandcamp or click the “Music” tab above to check it out!!
This past Steampunk World’s Fair, I had the honor to help organize & participate in a panel about Gender/Trans issues in Steampunk. It has been recorded and featured by Amber Unmasked. The panel also featured Jeff Mach (owner of SPWF), Bunny Bennet of Steampowered Giraffe, Sangii and Unwoman.
It is with much excitement that I can now announce that I am available to perform again on a regular basis
Here’s a list of Confirmed Upcoming Performances:
August 11 – Private Wedding
August 17 – Private Wedding
September 19 – Brooklyn Contra w/ Big Chaos Band
September 20 – Meadowlands Museum, NJ – Wandering Cellist
September 21 – Court of Lazarus – NY – Wandering Cellist
September 27-28 – Steampunk Unlimited @ Strasburg Railroad w/ The Clockwork Dolls
October 10-11 – International Steampunk City w/ Two Bastards
December 6 – Birdsboro Contra w/ Big Chaos Band
April 10 (2015) – Albany Contra w/ Big Chaos Band
April 11 (2015) – CDNY w/ Big Chaos Band
Stay tuned for more, once the website is further reconstructed.
Due to problems with my previous webhost, The Wandering Cellist site has been lost, and is currently under re-construction … please check back soon!!