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Uncharted: Dana Lyn’s Animal Revenge
Greenwich House Music School is pleased to present Dana Lyn in its annual Uncharted Concert Series, part of the Baisley Powell Elebash Artists in Residence Program.
Doors open at 7:30
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Brooklyn-based visual artist and composer Dana Lyn has received commissions from Brooklyn Rider, the National Arts Council of Ireland, the Apple Hill String Quartet, violinist Johnny Gandelsman, violist Nicholas Cords, A Far Cry, Palaver Strings, and the New Orchestra of Washington. She has made eight albums as a bandleader or co-bandleader; her musical projects include the sextet Mother Octopus; collaborations with actor Vincent D’Onofrio, guitarist Kyle Sanna, and poet Louis de Paor; and a string trio with cellist Marika Hughes and violinist Charlie Burnham that was scheduled as part of the 2022 Uncharted series.
She has written music for short films, New York Times’ audio stories, and for dance, and her contributions to the Ken Burns documentary American Holocaust were called “sublime” by The Boston Globe. As a visual artist, Lyn has made stop-motion animations for her music as well as for performance artist Taylor Mac, Slim Bone Head Volt (her collaboration with Vincent D’Onofrio), children’s artist Elena Moon Park, her duo with Sanna, and acclaimed woodwind players Ben Goldberg and Mike McGinnis. She has performed with Ethan Hawke, D’Angelo, Bruce Springsteen, and Natalie Merchant, among others, and regularly performs with Stew, avant-cellist Hank Roberts, and Taylor Mac.
Lyn was an artist-in-residence at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in the Spring of 2017, a member of Joe’s Pub Working Group in 2018, and a 2018 awardee of the American Composers Forum Create Commission. Most recently, she was a recipient of a 2020 NYFA Women’s Fund Award for Media, Music, and Theater and a Sundance Composer Lab Fellow in 2021. Her radio play with de Paor received a Gold Award at the 2022 New York Festivals Radio Awards.
Her recently released album, A Point on a Slow Curve, is a suite of music for septet and four voices inspired by visual artist Jay Defeo and her monumental work, The Rose; it has since been featured on WNYC’s New Sounds program and noted for its “singular expressionism, incorporating forms common to the modern jazz idiom alongside chamber, choir, folk, and avant-garde (Dave Sumner, The Bird is the Worm).” Lyn currently plays in the band of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical, Hadestown, and is also a well-versed fiddle player in the Irish tradition.