March 22, 2011 || 7:30 p.m.
2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
featuring Jody Redhage and FLEA (FIU Laptop & Electronic Arts) Ensemble
of minutiae and memory | Paula Matthusen
I dreamed I was floating | Joshua Penman
Ms. Warp | Juraj Kojs
A Thousand Tongues | Missy Mazzoli
Crushed | Wil Smith
after life | Orlando Jacinto Garcia
The Light By Which She May Have Ascended | Ryan Brown
Did You See Me Walking | Derek Muro
Static Line | Wil Smith
Featured Performer Biography : Jody Redhage
New York-based “adventurous cello songstress Jody Redhage” (“Time Out NY”) is a
passionate proponent of new music and chamber music. Praised for her “exceptional technical command” (Steve Smith, “Night After Night”), she is a highly regarded freelance cellist and new music performer, and has performed, recorded, and worked with many new music luminaries including George Crumb, Michael Gordon, David Lang, Steve Reich, Terry Riley, Julia Wolfe, the Flux Quartet, and the Bang on a Can All-Stars.
Jody has performed over 100 premieres and over the past 8 years has developed the ability to sing and play complex and rhythmically intricate opposing lines. Jody is spearheading an ongoing commissioning project where she is compiling a body of repertoire for voice, cello, and electronics. In 2006, Jody recorded a CD of nine commissions for her voice and cello titled “All Summer in a Day” (New Amsterdam Records) for which she earned the praise, “ a freewheeling, slightly edgy and altogether “different” kind of musical experience from a classical music artist other than typical crossover fare… highly rewarding and worthwhile” (All Music Guide). Naxos and New Amsterdam Records will be co-releasing a new album of electro-acoustic commissions for Jody’ s voice, cello & electronics in July 2011.
Jody composes her own original art songs for her cross-genre band Fire in July, blending the detail and sensitivity of chamber music with the drive and energy of pop and improvisation. Fire in July released their first album, “ Ancient Star” in September 2009, from which pieces have been aired on several NPR stations and featured on WNYC’ s “ Spinning on Air.” Jody is currently touring internationally in the 2010-2011 season with jazz bassist and singer
Esperanza Spalding in her “ Chamber Music Society” band, featuring Spalding’ s original works blurring the lines between classical and jazz, performed by a band of a jazz trio and string trio. Highlight performances include the London, San Francisco, Portland, South Africa, and Zurich Jazz Festivals, and performances at the Barbicon in London, the Blue Note in Tokyo, and on Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Other notable collaborations include performances with pop groups including Neil Diamond, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Sufjan Stevens, Enya, Meatloaf, Clay Aiken, Duncan Shiek, The Roots, and Guster, and she has
appeared on ABC’ s “The View,” NBC’ s “The Today Show,” and the CBS “Early
Show,” “Conan O’Brien,” and “The David Letterman Show.”
As a busy recording session player, Jody has recorded for Sesame Street, Hem, My Brightest Diamond, Sufjan Stevens, and Fall Out Boy. Jody has a bachelor’s degree from the University of California Berkeley and a master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music.
Upcoming performances are listed at www.jodyredhage.com.