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Corey Fogel Group + Amirtha Kidambi’s Elder Ones

Corey Fogel Group + Amirtha Kidambi’s Elder Ones

October 2 @ 8:00 pm 11:30 pm

2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90057 United States
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8pm – Corey Fogel Group

Beth Schenck – alto sax
Judith Berkson – piano & voice
Mattie Barbier – trombone & electronics
Corey Fogel – drums & composition

9:30pm – Amirtha Kidambi’s Elder Ones

Amirtha Kidambi – vocals, harmonium, synth and compositions
Max Jaffe – drums
Matt Nelson soprano sax and electronics
Eva Lawitts bass

Amirtha Kidambi

Amirtha Kidambi “takes a holistic approach to singing, which can mean treating every element as unfixed: Words can be opened up, rendered nonspecific. Melody can be repeated and frozen and stuck in place. Markings of rhythm can become utterly abstract, freed from cadence.” (New York Times).

Amirtha Kidambi is invested in the creation and performance of Creative Music, from free improvisation and avant-jazz, to experimental bands, Carnatic voice and new music. She is a composer, vocalist, scholar, educator, activist and organizer, informed by anti-racism, decolonization and anti-capitalism and is the co-organizer of Musicians Against Police Brutality and co-founder of South Asian Artists in Diaspora (SAAID). As a bandleader, she is the creative force behind the protest infused  band Elder Ones and vocal group Lines of Light, receiving critical praise from such publications as The New York Times, Pitchfork, Downbeat and Wire Magazine. Kidambi topped the categories of “Rising Star Vocalist”, “Rising Star Composer” and “Rising Star Jazz Group” in the Downbeat Critics Poll for 2019 and “Female Vocalist” in El Intruso’s International Critics Poll. Kidambi is a key collaborator in Mary Halvorson’s latest sextet Code Girl, Angels & Demons with Darius Jones, duos with Luke Stewart, Maria Grand and Matteo Liberatore, several projects with William Parker. Kidambi had the opportunity to collaborate with and receive mentorship from Muhal Richard Abrams and Robert Ashley before their passing. She has released records as a leader and collaborator on Northern Spy and Astral Spirits.


Corey Fogel

Corey Fogel

Corey Fogel is a percussionist, composer, and visual artist living and working in Los Angeles. He is active in many genres such as rock, jazz, noise, folk, and chamber music, and creative contexts including performance art and video. Recent collaborations include: Julia Holter, Tashi Wada, Yoshi Wada, Patty Waters, Abigail Levine, Simone Forti, Odeya Nini, Archie Carey, Raven Chacon, Michael Winter, Maya Dunietz, John Butcher, John Russell, Misha Marks, Brian Allen, Alexander Bruck, Patrick Shiroishi, Liz Glynn, Jennifer Levonian, Chris Speed, Mark Dresser, Ezra Buchla, Tony Malaby, Devin Hoff, John Dieterich, Carlin Wing. Fogel’s works have been presented at The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Human ResourcesLA; Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles; The Wulf, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Oaxaca, REDCAT; and New Music for Strings Festival: Reykjavik. His performance work was also included in J. Paul Getty Museum’s Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival. Corey was awarded The California Community Foundation 2014 Fellowship in Visual Arts, and is currently finishing his PhD in  UC Irvine’s Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology (ICIT) program. He was recently Time, Space, Money. Artist-in-residence at Human Resources LA, where he installed a new body of graphic score murals for improvising musicians.