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Meaghan Burke & Leah Asher 05.12.2019
Categories: Allgemein

Donnerstag, 5. Dezember

8pm / Ladenflow

From Lovember to Speciember!

A Sparkling Month!

Welcome back Meaghan!

Leah Asher, Violine (New York City/Stockholm)
Meaghan Burke, Violoncello (New York City)


Meaghan Burke is a New York-based cellist, vocalist, songwriter, and Composer. The New York Times hails her as “outstanding,” with a “street-smart, feline voice”. Her first ever performance with her own songs she did…in the Laden! Many classics in the meantime!

Burke is a cellist, vocalist, and composer working in the space between contemporary music, improvised music, and songwriting. Meaghan’s songwriting melds contemporary sonic aesthetics with her “velvety-dark” (Dusted Magazine), jazz-inflected voice and an old-fashioned approach to storytelling to produce “impossibly beautiful but in no way forgiving” songs (The Deli) which “skitter along the boundary between archaic pop and free-wheeling art song.” (Dusted) Meaghan has released two albums of her songs: the lush chamber folk of “Creature Comforts” in 2017, and her stripped-down debut “Other People’s Ghosts” in 2010.

Meaghan is a founding member of The Rhythm Method, a contemporary, feminist, “trailblazing” quartet of “skillful composer performers” (The New Yorker) praised for its “stunning displays of fearsome extended technique and fearless programming.” (New York Music Daily) She’s also the lead singer and cellist of avant-grunge band Forever House, whose debut album, Eaves was released on Infrequent Seams in November 2018.  Her collaboratively composing performance trio, Dead Language, explores the use of objects and toys as well as classical instruments in order to deconstruct ideas of “serious music” and “entrepreneurship.” She is also a founding member of the Viennese songwriter collective Loose Lips Sink Ships, who released their debut self-titled album in 2017.

Some of Meaghan’s recent performance highlights have included: debuting the role of Valerie Ann Price, an academic-turned-would-be-killer in Alex Temple’s “brilliantly zany” time travel monodrama Three Principles of Noir at Carnegie Hall with the American Composers Orchestra; presenting the inaugural program of The Rhythm Method’s “Hidden Mothers Project,” an initiative to shed new light on little-known works by historical women composers; joining a hand-picked selection of NYC’s best women improvisers for an evening of Cobra performances with John Zorn at National Sawdust; and performing as part of the Muhal Richard Abrams Trio with the late, great pianist-composer himself.

and never be forgotten the amazing Sets together with Renee Benson in their performance-dirndle-toilet-mashup-hitmachine Cheating on New York.

Meaghan is accompanied by the great Leah Asher

Violinist/violist, composer, and visual artist Leah Asher is an avid performer of contemporary music and creator of new artistic works. Leah has performed throughout the U.S. and Europe with artists and ensembles such as Jennifer Torrence, Sanae Yoshida, Mary Auner, AJO ensemble, NOSO Sinfoniettaen, The Arctic Philharmonic, The Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra, eighth blackbird, and The Rhythm Method. She has been featured as a concerto soloist with NOSO Sinfoniettaen and Oberlin’s Contemporary Music Ensemble. A passionate collaborator, Leah has worked closely with composers such as Lewis Nielson, Rebecca Saunders, Frederic Rzewski, Edward Hamel, Phillipe Manoury, and Christian Wolff. Leah served as solo violist of the NOSO Sinfoniettaen and co-principal viola of the Arctic Philharmonic 2013-2016 and joined as violinist of The Rhythm Method last August. Leah completed her undergraduate degree at Oberlin College and Conservatory, studying violin with Gregory Fulkerson, and completed her Master’s in Contemporary Performance at Manhattan School of Music, studying with Curtis Macomber.