BABY DEE to appear at Sonic Circuits
Performance artist extraordinaire and musician, former Antony & The Johnsons harpist, & Current 93 member performs at National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC on Sunday, October 5
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From New York City street performer to the international stage, transgender performance artist and musician BABY DEE is a pianist, accordion player, songwriter and storyteller, classically-trained harpist and circus sideshow veteran. Antony & the Johnsons, Current 93 (UK), Larsen (Italy) as well as Marc Almond have benefited from her talents.
My music is really hard to describe. I seem to have sort of a split personality. There's clearly two sides and one of them is very vaudevilly circussy and the other is quite serious. I kind of balk at describing the serious part. I guess it's fair to say that my influences there are kind of arcane and have very little to do with contemporary music or even twentieth century music or even 19th or 18th century music. That end of me is very anachronistic. Some people are kind of taken aback by how "old" it sounds. It's not something I ever tried to do it just always came out that way. – Baby Dee, 2006
Baby Dee has releases on PRE Recordings (Germany) and David Tibet's Durtro Records (UK); her 2008 recording Safe Inside the Day is available on Drag City Records, Chicago.
BABY DEE (USA) _ Burbuja (Spain) _ Rarescale (UK)
Sunday, October 5, 2008 @ 3:00pm
Tickets: $10 at the door (doors open 2:30 p.m.)
National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue NW, Washington DC 20005
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Also tonight at the Velvet Lounge, 9pm, $8 - a night of noise & no wave!!!
Skull Defekts (sweden)
Talk Normal (NYC)
Dead Violets (DC/Sweden)
Preliminary Reaction (The Netherlands)
sonic circuits INFO + FULL SCHEDULE : http://www.dc-soniccircuits.org