9:00pm Saturday, 6/25/2016
Brooklyn-based Multi-instrumentalist and composer Dana Lyn is at home in multiple musical worlds, ranging from classical to folk, contemporary and improvisatory music. She has worked and performed with Grammy Award-winning vocalist Susan McKeown; Tony Award-winning musician and playwright Stew; Irish poet Louis de Paor; actor-director Ethan Hawke; performance artist Taylor Mac; D’Angelo and the Vanguard, Florence and the Machine, Will Oldham, and the Elysian Fields, among others. As a composer, Lyn has received commissions from the Brooklyn Rider, the Apple Hill String Quartet and the New Orchestra of Washington, and she leads a number of her own projects, including her quintet, Mother Octopus, and Slim Bone Head Volt, a spoken-word collaboration with actor Vincent D’Onofrio.
Guitarist, composer, and producer Kyle Sanna works in a variety of musical idioms and, most often, in the spaces between them. He is a gifted collaborator, drawing on his trusted sensibilities and a wealth of musical knowledge to work with singer-led bands, classically-trained instrumentalists, jazz musicians and improvisers, as well as with choreographers, filmmakers, and theater directors. Kyle has collaborated with and performed alongside many of today’s virtuosos (Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile, Mark Gould, Theodosii Spassov), with some of the greatest living interpreters of Irish music (Kevin Burke, Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill), and with many members of New York’s experimental scene. He has performed his original music throughout North America, Europe, Australia, and the Middle East. He has received commissions from Beta Collide, Brooklyn Rider, the Knights, and flutist Alex Sopp. Festival acceptances include the International Symposium on Electronic Art (Sydney), the Irish Sound, Science, and Technology Convocation (Dublin), The Oregon Bach Festival, and Art Basel Miami Beach. He is a Meet the Composer grant recipient and was a Finalist in the Turner Classic Movies’ Young Film Composers Competition. His first video work, “LULLABY”, was a finalist in the Fresh Minds Festival (Texas A&M University).
Alon Ilsar is a Sydney based drummer, composer, sound designer and instrument designer. He is currently designing a new interface for electronic percussionists called the AirSticks, using the instrument in projects such as The Sticks, Silent Spring, Malarkey, Kirin J Callinan and Brian Campeau. He has also been heavily involved in theatre and film as drummer, composer and sound designer. His diverse projects include Keating! the Musical, Eddie Perfect, Meow Meow, Tim Minchin, Circus Monoxide, Zohar’s Nigun, Aronas, Captain Kirkwood, The Colors Tribute Band, Gauche, Trigger Happy and Darth Vegas. Most recently he underscored the STC production of ‘Mojo’ on solo drum kit and Scottish production ‘Kind of Silence’ on AirSticks and drum kit.