They will have been so beautiful: Songs and images of now is a collaboration between Amy and The Paul Dresher Ensemble that will result in a concert of new photography-inspired songs by 10 diverse composers. The concert will take place December 5 and 6, 2014, at CalPerformances, Berkeley, and eventually at venues around the U.S. Read More
Amy formed the Cello ChiXtet — with cellists Jessica Ivry, Elaine Kreston and Elizabeth Vandervennet (see complete bios) — for the express purpose of bringing her song cycle The Secret Language of Subways to life. Since the work’s 2006 San Francisco premiere at Dance Mission Theater — documented on KQED TV’s “Spark” program — the ensemble has opened for The Tubes at The Independent, sold out the Freight & Salvage and The Great American Music Hall, was presented by Paul Dresher at Project Artaud and by John Adams at the LA Philharmonic West Coast Left Coast Festival, appeared with Juana Molina at Yerba Buena Center, and played in the San Francisco Symphony’s After-Hours series. Recently the ensemble has begun to incorporate new repertoire including cello trio compositions by Bay Area composers, classic works for voice and cello, structured improvisational works, and new songs by Amy and ensemble members. Read More »
Amy X Neuburg collaborates with the wonderful and versatile Solstice vocal ensemble to present her Fill as Desired (original title Beliebig Füllen) song cycle for female voices with live looping electronics. Sung in English, German and Czech, the songs are based on recipes that were collected by women in the Terezin concentration camp, cleverly layered with Amy’s own texts on fantasy as a means of survival. Read More »
Amy X Neuburg & Men formed in 1993, initially to perform music from Amy’s studio CD Songs 91 to 85.
Amy (vocals, electronic drums) had worked previously with guitarist and technical genius Herb Heinz, keyboardist Tim Root, and electronic percussionist Joel Davel, in the multimedia techno-theater ensemble MAP. All knew each other before that from having attended the Mills College Center for Contemporary Music graduate program in electronic music. Read More »
Originally founded in the late ’80s by Herb Heinz and Dale MacDonald, MAP comprised an ever-evolving cast of talented characters contributing music, technology, dance, theater, and visual design. At the core were always social commentary, business suits, and the use of live technology, with the performers controlling all sonic and visual elements from the stage. The group performed in rock clubs, theaters and festivals, and as a guerilla street troupe. Read More »
Amy loves to bring to life the work of contemporary composers. Past vocal performance highlights include:
• Tours and recordings with the Robert Ashley operas Improvement, Foreign Experiences and Now Eleanor’s Idea — Europe, Japan, U.S.; Nonesuch and Lovely Records Read More »