Fri, Apr 12|
Evangelical Lutheran Church of Atonement
FMP: A STICK AND A STONE, MIRIAM ELHAJLI & Green Plum Ensemble
Songs Gone Wild, interlaced field recordings, unusual harmonies, free-style drone sections. All rooted in the voice.
Time & Location
Apr 12, 2024, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Evangelical Lutheran Church of Atonement, 1542 E Montgomery Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125, USA
About the event
A Stick And A Stone is the project of vocalist/composer Elliott Miskovicz. Performing as an openly trans and disabled artist, Miskovicz's work is devoted to shedding light on the unseen and unheard. Often joined by mycorrhizal networks of musicians and artists from the mid-Atlantic to the Pacific Northwest, this project has been rooted in and nourished by cultures of resistance since 2007.
A Stick And A Stone weaves haunted vocals with arrangements of strings, harp, and piano to unfurl dark, minimalist song-spells laced with ambient field recordings and poetic imagery. Touring the DIY underground circuit extensively, A Stick And A Stone has been found performing everywhere from cathedrals and queer festivals to public rituals and punk houses for over 15 years. During this time, A Stick And A Stone has created music for dance companies and theater groups, collaborated with drag queens and shadow puppeteers, and produced five full-length albums.
A Stick and a Stone request that attendees of this event wear a face mask out of consideration of the health of all attendees.
Miriam Elhajli is a Venezuelan-Moroccan-American composer and vocalist whose work is influenced strongly by the folkloric musics of South and North America, modern jazz, and contemporary classical music.
A graduate of Berklee College of Music, she currently lives in Brooklyn where she performs(on the side of the road or otherwise),and is a researcher at The Association for Cultural Equity founded by Alan Lomax.
Green Plum Ensemble is a six+-piece band that plays in a circle, freestyle drone and lamentation from Philadelphia. We make ritual and conversational music composed collectively in performance. Our members bridge worlds of experience – in singing groups, temples, communes and noise bands – and trans-continental musical continua including free jazz, Jewish liturgical music and Georgian polyphony. Our special focus is on traditions of collective grief and ecstasy. Above all, we are a group of friends brought together by an interest in music’s oldest powers. We play slow!
Jessica Brown- Horn
Jack Braunstein- Clarinet
Syl Winch- Trombone
Shaina Kapeluck- Voice
Leah Fenimore- Voice
Kate Brady- Voice