part of The Forward Festival of the Arts
May 15, 5 pm
The Cabaret at Queens Theatre
Molly Joyce has been deemed one of the “most versatile, prolific and intriguing composers working under the vast new-music dome” by The Washington Post. Her work is concerned with disability as a creative source. She has an impaired left hand from a previous car accident, and the primary vehicle in her pursuit is her electric vintage toy organ, an instrument she bought on eBay, which engages her disability on a compositional and performative level.
Molly Joyce will share a selection of songs for voice, toy organ, electronics, and video playback, all with songs centering disability as a creative source. In this performance, Joyce will partner with ASL interpreter/performer Brandon Kazen-Maddox, to provide further interpretation and gestural language in highlighting the lyrical and aural content. The performance will also feature videos created in collaboration with artists Four/Ten Media, Marco Grosse, Maya Smira, and live sound engineering by Michael Hammond.