Jupiter Nights: Kalia Vandever/Fruiting Bodies/Amma Ateria
FOOD 7 PM / MUSIC 8PM
At the Basilica Gallery Building
108 South Front Street, Hudson, NY 12534 (right next to the main building on our campus)
Food by Local 111
$12 Advance / $15 Day-of-Show
Discount available to Hudson locals. Email email@example.com to get the code
Jupiter Nights – Basilica’s summer series of more intimate art/music events in our Gallery space – returns for another night of celestial gatherings.
August 3 features the ethereal, stretched trombone of Kalia Vandever, the mychorhizzal experiments of Fruiting Bodies, the new project from Sondra Sun-Odeon, and the psychoacoustic sonic architecutre of composer Amma Ateria.
Kalia Vandever is a trombonist, composer, and educator living in Brooklyn, NY. She released her debut album, In Bloom in 2019 which has been described as “the rise of an exciting voice for the music.” (Seton Hawkins, Hot House Jazz Magazine) Kalia’s sophomore album, Regrowth released in May, 2022 on New Amsterdam Records and “confirms her strengths as a composer and bandleader with a distinctly contemporary point of view.” (Nate Chinen, WBGO Jazz) She has toured and performed internationally with her quartet, as well as a side-woman, performing with jazz artists including Joel Ross, Immanuel Wilkins, Maria Grand, Fay Victor and others.
She is also known for her side-woman work with pop artists including Harry Styles, Lizzo, Jennifer Hudson, Demi Lovato, Japanese Breakfast, and Moses Sumney. Kalia is an awardee ofthe 2022 Next Jazz Legacy, a program founded by New Music USA and Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice. She has performed in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Preservation Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, The Jazz Gallery, The Blue Whale, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, SMOKE Jazz Club, the Blue Note, and the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Fruiting Bodies is the electronic project of Sondra Sun-Odeon, a multidisciplinary creator living nomadically between Joshua Tree, CA and Kingston, NY. Death is the beginning and life emerges fulsome, fruiting…let all bodies release what has come before and rise ecstatic out of stagnation. Drone is a beginning; the beat opens a portal into a space of meditation, ecstatic movement, and vibrant release.
Amma Ateria, derived from the term ‘flammable material’, is a philosophy held through her work, — to give strength to disintegration and fragility, to rebuild from the aftermath of destruction, of dust. As an electroacoustic composer / sound artist of behavioural science and electronic synthesis, her work process examines psychoacoustics in binaural beats, brainwave entrainment, and equal-loudness contour. With immediacy of tension / release, she navigates between oppositions in search of transcending moments, transforming deafening noise into self hypnosis, as a means / permission to enter metamorphosis. Through cross-modal synesthetic influences from the immediate environments, notions of externalizing resonances act in forms of questioning boundaries and limitations in regard to her identity via the sonic spectrum. Compositions developed during her concussion recovery, utilizes brainwave entrainment, time shifts, and changes of neurological responses to DELTA, THETA, ALPHA, BETA, GAMMA waves as materials and focal point. With memories of condensed cities, she gravitates to frequencies of close-ranged airplanes, polyrhythmic occurrences, out-of-body experiences, sustained harmonics intersected with musique concrète, and distorted speech as the representation of a lost voice.