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October 12, 2017Shedding Cage with Margaret Leng TanI was so honored to have the most delightful rehearsal last night with Margaret Leng Tan, preparing for a concert in which we'll be presenting a Cage tryptich. Her knowledge of this music, and her uunderstanding all of the information written in Cage's "blueprints" (scores) is such a gift to be around. She coached and schooled me for a couple hours, and I can't say what an honor it was to be learning from a musician of her history and caliber. Excited for our concert on November 4th.
September 27, 2017New work at HoYI was so in love with this project, and so in love with the 15 yards(?) of fabric that I was wearing as my tree-dress. Also a bit of a foray into composing. I could dance inside this tree forever.

Rather raw and unedited footage, but you can get the point:
https://youtu.be/j9XkS7-9zSM
September 11, 2017On being weird and wonderfulVoice Cult, Hildy and I get a pretty dope mention in this article... thank you, Angelica Frey!click here for more info
April 30, 2017We started a cult.www.voicecult.org
April 7, 2017Voice Church at House of Yes, April 15th, 3-4pmEvery human voice is a REAL voice. You were born singing. You have been singing since the beginning of time. Through our voices we connect, align, vibrate, express, process, remember, forget, wish, apologize, forgive, go into altered states, heal ourselves and each other, flee, find, talk to dead grandfathers, lure each other into love, become our own mothers, and paint the room with iridescence.

If you can speak, then you can sing - even if you have only ever croaked out thin ratchety wisps of songs and especially if your mom told you that you were tone-deaf in the fourth grade. If you are a great singer, come because you love singing, the more the merrier.

We sound like ourselves here. What will we sound like together? Let’s feel things. Singing together can be closer than touching. At Voice Church we learn, over time, the body awareness and sensations which signal healthy singing. We engage in the long-standing, frequently challenging, and utterly worthwhile process of restoring the alignment of our vocal instruments. We learn about vocal health and vocal sustainability.

We will sing: Gregorian chant. Nine Inch Nails. Circlesongs. John Cage. Steve Reich. Monkey Chants. Nursery Rhymes. Pauline Oliveros improvisations. Pygmy songs. North Indian Raga. Songs written by ourselves and our families, and whatever other type of sounds we need to make on any particular day.
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March 17, 2017Witches Against Fascist TotalitarianismThis Saturday 3/19, on the Vernal Equinox, I'll have the incredible honor of joining WAFT (Witches agains Fascist Totalitarianism) at their benefit at the house that holds the most special place in my heart, House of Yes.
At this event organized by Scissor Sisters' Ana Matronic and an incredible coven of others, I'll sing some Hildy while my homegirl Francoise Voranger does miraculous things in the air. Also: check out the gorgeous sound installation featuring my pipes, composed and created by supermagical composer and dear collaborator Jeff Cook. Thanks, Universe, for these beautiful friends.

Ana's interview on this event in BUST:
http://bust.com/feminism/19326-calling-all-witches-against-fascism-ana-matronic-wants-you-bust-interview.html
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February 13, 2017I love my friends.Tomorrow I will have the joy of:
1) teaching at my community home base, NYC Guitar School. There's a workshop many of us are givivng at NYCGS called "Songs of Justice and Freedom." Because we need the singing these days.
2) performing in "The Story Of Red" at my other home base, House of Yes. (www.hoy.org). I have cooked up something with my 3-octave shruti to close the show.
All is full of love.
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December 8, 2016Xmas Spectacular with House of YesMy wonderful House of Yes friends in Bushwick and I have been developing and rehearsing a "Christmas in Outer Space" show for your pleasure.
I found a way to squeeze a big Hildegard number in, as is my habit. I talked to Hildy about it. She said it's totally okay for me to sing her most ecstatic, high, and beautiful "Ave Maria" while Anya gives birth to a space baby worm thing while Francoise does insane things on the canes and hammock. Hildy said it's cool for Space Camels and Wise Drag Queens to sing along too.
I will also be playing the role of "Shy Space Bag" and "Cute Reindeer."
Oh, and they're making me wear pasties for the final number.
Please come.
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November 18, 2016Artistic strategies in states of emergencyI just got back from Berlin, where I was honored to perform a new arrangement of Bernhard Lang's "Moving Architecture" with Vienna-based Trio Amos, as part of the "Uncertain States" festival. All of the works in the exhibit and monthlong curated performance series deal with migration, alienation, fleeing, finding, breathing, surviving.

The piece that I sang which opened our show contained the text:

My Fatherland is dead.
They buried it in fire.
I live in my Motherland
Word.

For a recording of this song, you can go to my "audio" section.
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November 17, 2016Collaboration with Michael Harrison and Ustad Mashkoor Ali KhanEarlier this year I had the pleasure of collaborating on a recording project with two of my heroes of Indian music, my first raga teacher, Michael Harrison, and his teacher, Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan.
The work was composed by Michael, who combined the basic structures and techniques of North Indian classical music with the Western hallmarks of harmony and polyphony. "Tarana" features Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan singing one of his rare and old traditional taranas in raga Yaman Kalyan. Michael wrote countermelodies and harmonies for me to sing, as well as a BEAUTIFUL chord at the end in Just Intonation. Listen all the way to the end for a gorgeous chord in Just Intonation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SQpyqPDXuo
November 9, 2016Election DayBertolt Brecht said it best:

"“In the dark times will there also be singing?
Yes, there will also be singing
about the dark times.”



We'll keep our minds focused on that and our voices warm and limber.
Daisy Press, vocalist, was raised under the stage of a large-scale international rock and roll tour, and is now a prominent interpreter of experimental classical music in the US and Europe and the principal singer at Brooklyn's famed "House of Yes."

At House of Yes, Daisy has been honored to collaborate with astoundingly talented aerialists, dancers, and cirucus performers in "Ketamine: The Musical," "The Xmas Spectacular," and countless other creations. In addition, Daisy is the High Priestess for "Voice Cult," a bi-monthly vocal workshop that is a mix of performance art, healing ritual, and joyful/irreverent singing in community.

In Europe Ms. Press was most recently featured as a soloist at the "Akademie Der Künste" in Berlin, singing the music of Bernhard Lang with Trio Amos. Immediately before that, she was in Graz, Austria, as part of ÖRF's "Musikprotokoll" festival, where she, along with the Aleph Guitar Quartet, presented three major new contemporary works: Bernhard Lang’s song cycle “The Cold Trip,”; Gerhard Winker's “Frostblues” (world premiere) and "Basho" by Czech composer Martin Smolka (world premiere). Other highlights of 2016 a performance at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, delivering three of a series of Hildegard von Bingen’s “Ursula Songs.” In Vienna, she was the soloist in Bernhard Lang's “Monadology XVIII ‘Moving Architecture’” alongside Ensemble Phace, and with the acclaimed Austrian choreographer Silke Grabinger.

For her interpretation of Morton Feldman's "Three Voices" and Schoenberg's "Herzgewächse" at MoMa in New York City, Ms. Press was hailed by the New York Times as "intrepid" and "passionate."

For several years she served as the lead backing singer/dancer for the band "Chromeo," and appeared with them on The Late Show With David Letterman, Conan, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Lollapalooza, Coachella, and as headliners of the Montreal Jazz Festival.

Additional credits include a musical cameo in director Jonathan Parker’s film “(Untitled)”, ongoing performances of Morton Feldman’s "Three Voices," Bernhard Lang’s “DW2” with the Argento Ensemble at LPR, and a longtime collaboration in the video opera "Whispering Pines 10" with composer Nick Hallett and visual artist Shana Moulton. With So Percussion, Ms. Press presented “Unto the Hills” by George Crumb at Miller Theater, for which the New York Times praised her “winning subtlety and understatement.” Also with So Percussion: Steve Reich’s "Drumming" and "Music for 18 Musicians" at various worldwide venues including Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center and the Barbican in London. Additional credits include the New York premiere of Phillipe Leroux’s blindingly virtuosic “Voi(rex)" at Miller Theater alongside IRCAM; Attila-Joszef Fragments by Kurtag at Symphony Space, and Elliot Carter’s "Of Challenge and of Love."

For several years Ms. Press served on faculty at the Manhattan School of Music, where she received her Masters degree. She holds academic degrees from Sarah Lawrence College and Oxford University, and in the past she studied voice with Trish McCaffrey and North Indian ragas with Michael Harrison.

As an active and passionate teacher, Daisy utilizes a powerful synergistic mix of Western classical/pop vocal technique, sound healing, and North Indian ragas to coax her students into a fully-embodied, joyful manifestation of their vocal, emotional, and spiritual potential.
"And now we come to the second performance miracle of the evening, Daisy Press. Once a rock star, then jazz singer (sic), now a stalwart of the avant-garde musical scene, she began with a solo. Or rather, a solo with synthesizer.

This was John Cage’s beautiful beautiful very early Dream for piano. The piano part was first the solo synthesizer on the side of the stage. Then Ms. Press, sitting cross-legged on the stage, virtually crooning into the microphone. It was a vocalise which blended so perfectly with the electronic line that one felt a transcending, for her control not only of pitch but volume, was so microscopically precise that we had a single instrument doing the Cage piece."Harry Rolnickconcertonet.com
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"Singer Daisy Press and keyboardist Nick Hallett joined forces for a trio of Hildegard Von Binghen(sic) songs, which they reinvented as starlit, twinkling art-rock. Hallet supplied a kaleidoscope of deep-space textures and baroque-pop loops for Press to soar over. There was an allusively Middle Eastern quality to her ripe, wounded soprano, channeling buttery, lascivious allusions in Latin: a cantor or a muezzin might have sounded much the same around 1150 AD. Getting to hear Flanigan and Press back to back was a rare treat: the former gets credit for having the guts to follow the latter on the bill."delarueNew York Music Daily
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"Singer Daisy Press and keyboardist Nick Hallett joined forces for a trio of Hildegard Von Binghen(sic) songs, which they reinvented as starlit, twinkling art-rock. Hallet supplied a kaleidoscope of deep-space textures and baroque-pop loops for Press to soar over. There was an allusively Middle Eastern quality to her ripe, wounded soprano, channeling buttery, lascivious allusions in Latin: a cantor or a muezzin might have sounded much the same around 1150 AD. Getting to hear Flanigan and Press back to back was a rare treat: the former gets credit for having the guts to follow the latter on the bill."delarueNew York Music Daily
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Upcoming Performances

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Ketamine: The Musical - ULTRA PURE
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
OMG it's back. Again. We need another Ketamine treatment.
This means:
Copious white powder. Rapper scientists. Gargantuan tongues doing body rolls. Audience participation. Suspended human organs. Tattooed babies. Heartstopping trapeze. Twerking slutcupcakes. K-holes, Hildegard, dissociation, liberation, and release.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017
Recital with Margaret Leng Tan
Issue Project Room
Brooklyn NY
I'll be performing some Cage with Margaret Leng Tan, some Feldman, a little Hildy, and will sing my adaptation of Cage's "Dream" for live and prerecorded voice.
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Saturday, April 28, 2018
Romitelli's "An Index of Metals"
Elbphilharmonie
Hamburg, Germany
I'll be joining Ensemble PHACE to present this gorgeous piece.
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Past Performances

Friday, October 20, 2017
Ketamine: The Musical - ULTRA PURE
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
OMG it's back. Again. We need another Ketamine treatment.
This means:
Copious white powder. Rapper scientists. Gargantuan tongues doing body rolls. Audience participation. Suspended human organs. Tattooed babies. Heartstopping trapeze. Twerking slutcupcakes. K-holes, Hildegard, dissociation, liberation, and release.

click here for more info
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Ketamine: The Musical - ULTRA PURE
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
OMG it's back. Again. We need another Ketamine treatment.
This means:
Copious white powder. Rapper scientists. Gargantuan tongues doing body rolls. Audience participation. Suspended human organs. Tattooed babies. Heartstopping trapeze. Twerking slutcupcakes. K-holes, Hildegard, dissociation, liberation, and release.

click here for more info
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Ketamine: The Musical - ULTRA PURE
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
OMG it's back. Again. We need another Ketamine treatment.
This means:
Copious white powder. Rapper scientists. Gargantuan tongues doing body rolls. Audience participation. Suspended human organs. Tattooed babies. Heartstopping trapeze. Twerking slutcupcakes. K-holes, Hildegard, dissociation, liberation, and release.

click here for more info
Friday, October 6, 2017
Ketamine: The Musical - ULTRA PURE
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
OMG it's back. Again. We need another Ketamine treatment.
This means:
Copious white powder. Rapper scientists. Gargantuan tongues doing body rolls. Audience participation. Suspended human organs. Tattooed babies. Heartstopping trapeze. Twerking slutcupcakes. K-holes, Hildegard, dissociation, liberation, and release.

click here for more info
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Ketamine: The Musical - ULTRA PURE
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
OMG it's back. Again. We need another Ketamine treatment.
This means:
Copious white powder. Rapper scientists. Gargantuan tongues doing body rolls. Audience participation. Suspended human organs. Tattooed babies. Heartstopping trapeze. Twerking slutcupcakes. K-holes, Hildegard, dissociation, liberation, and release.

click here for more info
Monday, October 2, 2017
On "The Lot Radio" with Jeanann Dara
on your computer
straight to your ears
Jeanann Dara and I are gonna hang out with each other and talk about music for 2 hours. Uhm, yes please.
http://www.thelotradio.com
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Workshop #35 at Muchmore's
Muchmore's
Brooklkyn, NY
I have no idea who these people or are or what is going to happen. Which, I suppose, is the point.
Presenting a change of pace for us .. .. a night of ad-hoc combinations with these fine players practicing the art of improvisation in the convenient locale of Williamsburg, at Muchmore's, a fine imbibing and listening establishment.
Sam Kulik
Matthew Ostrowski
Daisy Press
Kevin Shea
David Watson

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Sunday, September 24, 2017
FOUR: a Sci-Fi Drama
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
21 and over
::: About Four :::
FOUR is a FREE Audio-Visual Experience created for Bushwick Open Studios by Anya Sapozhnika. FOUR positions Light, Sound, Rigging and Video technicians as the only performers, as they tell the story through elaborate manipulations of the environment.
The audience is part of the experience. You will be LAYING DOWN for the duration of the show. Cuddling is encouraged. Please bring you own yoga mat; we will provide ones for those who don't have.
Doors are 1 hour before showtime. DO NOT BE LATE FOR THE SHOW. No one will be admitted once the show is in progress.
Featuring: Anya Sapozhnikova (rigger), Ricardo Romaneiro (composer), James Barnes (video artist) and Dan Alaimo (lighting designer)
Creative Contributors: Sir Kn8, Indigo Nai, Al Cummins, Daisy Press, Melissa Aguerre
This art has been made with support from Perrier
21+

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Friday, September 22, 2017
FOUR: a Sci-Fi Drama
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
21 and over
::: About Four :::
FOUR is a FREE Audio-Visual Experience created for Bushwick Open Studios by Anya Sapozhnika. FOUR positions Light, Sound, Rigging and Video technicians as the only performers, as they tell the story through elaborate manipulations of the environment.
The audience is part of the experience. You will be LAYING DOWN for the duration of the show. Cuddling is encouraged. Please bring you own yoga mat; we will provide ones for those who don't have.
Doors are 1 hour before showtime. DO NOT BE LATE FOR THE SHOW. No one will be admitted once the show is in progress.
Featuring: Anya Sapozhnikova (rigger), Ricardo Romaneiro (composer), James Barnes (video artist) and Dan Alaimo (lighting designer)
Creative Contributors: Sir Kn8, Indigo Nai, Al Cummins, Daisy Press, Melissa Aguerre
This art has been made with support from Perrier
21+

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Saturday, September 9, 2017
guest spot with Joshua Light Show
NYU's Skirball Center
I get to join new and old family in the Joshua Light Show, described as:
Following highly successful NYU Skirball performances in 2012 and 2014, the Joshua Light Show returns to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The (in)famous multimedia artist Joshua White and his legendary team of collaborators create live visual masterpieces that move to the sounds of a remarkable roster of musical collaborators. Utilizing signature projection techniques, including lumia and its fabled “liquid light,” the JLS improvises an intense visual experience to complement the sensation of live music.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Into the Abyss
Tilt BK
Brooklyn, NY
I'm looking forward to being a demon sea monster.
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Circus Crisis Fundraiser
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
Original Hildy set
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Friday, August 11, 2017
Blunderland: Variety Show
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
My favorite lady Eric Schmalenberger and I will be rolling around on stage, making a huge huge sacredprofane mess.
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Saturday, July 15, 2017
Foreplay
House of YES
Brooklyn, NY
performance with Francoise and Fibi
http://www.houseofyes.org
Friday, July 7, 2017
You Are So Lucky
http://www.youaresolucky.com
Saturday, June 24, 2017
VOICE CULT: Singing a rainbow
House of YES
Brooklyn, NY
????????
http://www.voicecult.org
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Dirty Circus
House of Yes
with Francoise and Fibi
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Voice Cult with Idgy Dean
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Friday, June 9, 2017
Little Cinema
House of YES
Brooklyn, NY
A Little Cinema premiere of 3 new amazing TV shows on TNT.
http://www.houseofyes.org
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Little Cinema
House of YES
Brooklyn, NY
A Little Cinema premiere of 3 new amazing TV shows on TNT.
http://www.houseofyes.org
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Little Cinema
House of YES
Brooklyn, NY
A Little Cinema premiere of 3 new amazing TV shows on TNT.
http://www.houseofyes.org
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Voice Cult at Elements festival
Elements Festival
Lakewood, PA
Don't even ask, just come.
http://www.voicecult.org
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Dirty Circus at House of Yes
House of Yes
We'll be doing a mini Voice Cult performance thing, and I'm gonna sing some Nine Inch Nails with Ariskha the snake while Anya does miraculous things in the sky.
http://www.houseofyes.org
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Voice Cult: FEAR EATS THE SOUL
House of Yes
let your fear eat you alive.
With a special appearance by Arishka the snake

http://www.voicecult.org
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Dirty Panties: The Musical
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
The newest stunning collaboration with Anya Sapoznikova
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Friday, May 19, 2017
Dirty Panties: The Musical
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
The newest stunning collaboration with Anya Sapoznikova
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Thursday, May 18, 2017
New Firmament
Vital Joint
Brooklyn, NY
Hildy. Because Hildegard of Bushwick.
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Friday, May 12, 2017
Dirty Panties: The Musical
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
The newest stunning collaboration with Anya Sapoznikova
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Thursday, May 11, 2017
Steve Reich's Drumming: A group hallucination
House of Yes
My first shot at producing a show.
Not a bad start!
Music for Pieces of Wood
Electric Counterpoint
Drumming
with Sandbox Percussion, Dan Lippel, Lisa Natoli, Anya Sapozhnikova, Francoise Voranger, Zoob Fernandez

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017
SHE inspires with Katherine Crockett
TBD
Katherine and I are gonna jam.
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Little Cinema at House of Yes
House of Yes
I'll be joining the spectacular Katherine Crockett for a part of this show
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Kingdom of Gods
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
I'm gonna jam with my bestie Francoise Voranger.
http://www.houseofyes.org
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Little Cinema at House of Yes
House of Yes
I'll be joining the spectacular Katherine Crockett for a part of this show
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Voice Cult at House of Yes
House of Yes
http://www.voicecult.org
Friday, April 14, 2017
performance with Charlie Looker ensemble
Knockdown Center
Brooklyn, NY
We will premiere a new sacredsecular work by the incredible Charlie Looker. Organum for 2017!
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Black Angels
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Thursday, April 6, 2017
The Get Down
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
Francoise on straps and me on, well, me. And then dancing all night long.
What a way to celebrate Shelton's Birthgay.

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Friday, March 31, 2017
Oroboros Art Show
Hybrid Movement Company
Brooklyn, NY
Circus, theater, dance, paintings, fire eating, sword swallowing, pole dancing, badass combat, singing, channeling, comedy.

These people are the real deal.

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Sunday, March 19, 2017
Witches Against Fascist Totalitarianism (WAFT) Crystal Ball
House of Yes
Brooklyn
DESCRIPTION
Witches Against Fascist Totalitarianism - WAFT - present their first ever Crystal Ball! Don your most magical attire and marvel as the House of Yes witches flying above your head while wizards Seth Kirby and Brock Monroe of the Joshua Light Show dazzle your eyes with borealis conjurings. Behold Ana Matronic and Severely Mame’s coven of cunning folk weaving spells of sound and in-the-flesh action in a midnight spell-casting cabaret. Engage your inner warrior on the dancefloor as Christy Love, Seth Kirby, and Ana Matronic serve musical delights for the children of the night. Get ready to WAFT!
Convened to raise money and awareness for activist organizations affected by the policies of the Trump administration, we are Witches Against Fascist Totalitarianism — WAFT — and we invite you to join us for The Crystal Ball, March 19.
Our core coven of performers, artists, magical practitioners, and activists have joined the intoxicating House of Yes witches to expand our circle and our awareness in an evening of enchantments. Please gather your most wizardly friends, put on your most sorcererly garb, and come experience the WAFT community.
People of all ethnicities and gender expressions, witches and wizards, magical creatures, shamans, healers, mystics, kindred spirits, and members of all (or no) faiths are welcome. All proceeds go to benefit Population Action International (PAI.org), who provide reproductive health services around the planet and are directly affected by the expansion of Trump’s global gag rule.
We begin at 10 pm with activists and magical practitioners in the House of Yes front room. Tarot card readers and esoteric artists will be on hand to light your spirit, while local activist organizations share their missions and ignite justice and action for equality.
DJ Christy Love will commence the ritual with goth/industrial classics in the main room, where House of Yes aerialists and light artists Seth Kirby and Brock Monroe of the Joshua Light Show will shape an all-night sensuous psychedelic universe.
At midnight, a witch-themed cabaret, hosted by Ana Matronic and Severely Mame, will take the stage in a local-talent cavalcade, weaving spells with music, dance, and aerialism. After the show, Ana takes over DJ duty, paying homage to the greatest musical sorecerers of pop, disco and house till she passes the platters to Seth Kirby, who will spin house and wizard party classics till we call it a night.
Drink specials, go-go dancing wizards, and witches all around — come release your inner magician at the temple of expression. We will announce more performers and co-conspirators on social media @WAFTaction. Join us!

I'll have the pleasure of joining some seriously magical friends to sing some spells.
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Sunday, March 19, 2017
Foreplay at House of Yes
House of Yes
We'll be doing some numbers from "Dirty Panties" including my arrangement of NIN's "Closer"
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Friday, March 17, 2017
Dirty Panties: The Musical
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
The newest stunning collaboration with Anya Sapoznikova
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Thursday, March 16, 2017
Dirty Panties: The Musical
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
The newest stunning collaboration with Anya Sapoznikova
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Reich's "Drumming" with So Percussion
Princeton, NJ
Steve Reich - Drumming
details to follow

Saturday, March 11, 2017
Dirty Panties: The Musical
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
The newest stunning collaboration with Anya Sapoznikova
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Friday, March 10, 2017
Dirty Panties: The Musical
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
The newest stunning collaboration with Anya Sapoznikova
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Saturday, March 4, 2017
Vox Lumina
American Irish Historical Society
NY, NY
Ricardo Romaneiro's "Two Part Truth" and "Lamplighting"
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Monday, February 27, 2017
Darmstadt's "In C"
Le Poisson Rouge
NY, NY
proceeds donated to the NY Immigration Coalition
A huge cast of characters join for our annual Riley jam at LPR.
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The Story of Red
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
gonna jam with my fave circus homies for this gorgeous sensual evening
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Thursday, February 9, 2017
Performance at Medi Club
And & And
NY, NY
sound healing with bowls and shruti
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Saturday, February 4, 2017
Ketamine: The Musical
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
CLOSING NIGHT......
OUr third run of this great great show.

http://www.houseofyes.org
Friday, February 3, 2017
Ketamine: The Musical
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
OUr third run of this great great show.
http://www.houseofyes.org
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Ketamine: The Musical
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
OUr third run of this great great show.
http://www.houseofyes.org
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Ketamine: The Musical
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
OUr third run of this great great show.
http://www.houseofyes.org
Friday, January 27, 2017
Ketamine: The Musical
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
OUr third run of this great great show.
http://www.houseofyes.org
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Ketamine: The Musical
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
OUr third run of this great great show.
http://www.houseofyes.org
Thursday, December 22, 2016
House of Yes Xmas Spectacular
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
Brace yourselves.
It's "Home For the Holidays" - in Outer Space.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016
House of Yes Xmas Spectacular
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
Brace yourselves.
It's "Home For the Holidays" - in Outer Space.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016
House of Yes Xmas Spectacular
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
Brace yourselves.
It's "Home For the Holidays" - in Outer Space.

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Monday, December 19, 2016
House of Yes Xmas Spectacular
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
Brace yourselves.
It's "Home For the Holidays" - in Outer Space.

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Sunday, December 18, 2016
House of Yes Xmas Spectacular
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
Brace yourselves.
It's "Home For the Holidays" - in Outer Space.

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Saturday, December 17, 2016
House of Yes Xmas Spectacular
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
Brace yourselves.
It's "Home For the Holidays" - in Outer Space.

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Friday, December 16, 2016
House of Yes Xmas Spectacular
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
Brace yourselves.
It's "Home For the Holidays" - in Outer Space.

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Saturday, December 3, 2016
Lesley Flanigan's "2 Voices"
The Kitchen
New York, NY
I'll be joining Lesley on voice and loop pedal to help her present her new work at The Kitchen.
It'll be gorgeous.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016
"Uncertain States" at Academie der Kunste
Academie der Künste, Berlin
Berlin, Germany
I'll get to sing solos, duos, and trios from Bernhard Lang's "Moving Architecture," arranged for me and Trio Amos.
click here for more info
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
extreme beauty busking with Vasko and Francoise
NY, NY
Most New Yorkers have no idea of how to take this in. In fact, all but the most brave turn away.

Email me for location details.

Come sit with us.

Ecstatic Hildegard chants. The most beautiful clarinet obligato you've ever heard. And Francoise Voranger, supreme acrobat (cirque du soleil).
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Hildy set with Larkin Grimm
Knockdown Center
Queens, NY
TBD
Hildy Hildy Hildy. Opening for the wonderful Larkin Grimm, hosted by Northern Spy
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
busking with Vasko
NYC subways
NY, NY
Text me around noon if you wanna find us.
Hildy and whatever other noises Vasko and I feel like making.
WE are planning on delivering some deep friggin' healing to souls at lunchtime.

Saturday, October 29, 2016
World's End Halloween - Lee Burridge and Friends
secret venue
Brooklyn, NY
presented by Babel and House of Yes
Hildy jam with Vasko and Kristi. I'm not allowed to say much more than that.
click here for more info
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Duo Show with Jaime Garamella
Silvana
NY, NY
Some Jaime Garamella hits!
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Three Voices at Trans Pecos
Trans Pecos
Queens, NY
with Jeanann Dara, Charlie Looker, Max Alper, Sam Hillmer
Morton Feldman's "Three Voices" for solo voice and tape
click here for more info
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Lang, Winkler, Smolka on Austrian radio
ORF Musikprotokoll Festival
Graz, Austria
A trifecta of collaboration with the Aleph Guitar Quartet:
Bernhard Lang's "The Cold Trip" part 1
Gerhard Winkler's "Frostblues" (world premiere)
"Basho" by Martin Smolka (world premiere)

Was broadcast on ORF Austrian radio 10/15/16

http:// http://musikprotokoll.orf.at/en
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Ketamine: the Musical
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
Here we go again.
It's like Cirque du Soleil on acid.
Just come.

http://houseofyes.org
Monday, September 26, 2016
Ketamine: the Musical
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
Here we go again.
It's like Cirque du Soleil on acid.
Just come.

http://houseofyes.org
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Sculpture Center Block Party
Sculpture Center in L.I.C.
Queens, NY
gonna turn the Sculpture Center into a cathedral for 30 minutes while people get their faces painted. Score.
Friday, August 19, 2016
Ketamine: The Musical
House of Yes
New York, NY
Let me sing you out of your K-hole.
Ketamine: The Musical
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Ketamine: The Musical
House of Yes
New York, NY
Let me sing you out of your K-hole.
Ketamine: The Musical
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Ketamine: The Musical
House of Yes
New York, NY
Let me sing you out of your K-hole.
Ketamine: The Musical
Friday, August 5, 2016
Foreplay at HOY
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
Gonna do my Hildy act while Anya and Melissa do their most terrifying trapeze act ever.
We're all gonna cry.
This gig is the gig, and these are collaborators, that are delivered into your life by a very generous universe.

http://houseofyes.org
Saturday, July 16, 2016
"Drumming" with So Percussion at Lincoln Center
Lincoln Center
New York, NY
I get to do this piece with my fave boys So Percussion, who have been KILLING IT on these phases for over a decade. COME GET SLAYED at Alice Tully Hall.
click here for more info
Friday, July 1, 2016
Bernhard Lang's "The Cold Trip" part 1
the Trans Pecos
more details soon!
I team up with the superb Aleph Guitar Quartet to sing a Winterreise-themed beauty by my favorite Austrian composer, Bernhard Lang.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Bernhard Lang's "The Cold Trip" part 1
Austrian Cultural Forum
New York, NY
more details soon!
I team up with the superb Aleph Guitar Quartet to sing a Winterreise-themed beauty by my favorite Austrian composer, Bernhard Lang.
http://www.acf.org
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Holding Space
Sculpture Center
Long Island City, NY 11101
a few solo movements from Bernhard Lang's "Moving Architecture" as well as a bit of Hildy
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Digital City with Ricardo Romaneiro
National Sawdust
Brooklyn, NY
10pm-2am
Vccalise improv at National Sawdust with some great friends
http://nationalsawdust.org
Thursday, May 26, 2016
House of Yes Circus Revue
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
Hildy, Ventadorn, and magical circus ladies
http://houseofyes.org
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Nick Hallett Salon
details TBD
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
So Percussion benefit
BRIC ballroom blackbox theater
New York, NY
Steve Reich's "Music For Mallet Instrument, Voices, and Organ" with So Percussion and Nexus
http://www.sopercussion.com
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Black Angels
the House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
THERE WILL BE FIRE BREATHERS.
I will sing one of Hildy's "Ursula Songs" to open a gorgeous show, with Crumb's "Black Angels" and Ricardo Romaneiro's ethereal "Nocturnals Suite".
click here for more info
Friday, April 1, 2016
Ursula Songs at National Sawdust
National Sawdust
New York, NY
As part of Lesley Flanigan's CD release party!
The first few chants that Hildegard wrote to Saint Ursula. Nick and I collaborate to create our own take on it all.
click here for more info
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Canticum Interruptus - Ursula Songs
the Firehouse
New York, NY
Nick Hallett and I are gonna try a couple of our, well, Hildy's "Ursula Songs" for you.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Terry Riley's "in C"
Le Poisson Rouge
New York, NY
I team up with Darmstadt for their yearly transcendent "in C" jam. YEAH!
http://www.lpr.com
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Canticum Interruptus
Trans Pecos
New York, NY
Nick Hallett and I are gonna cook something up for you.
http://thetranspecos.com
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Moving Architecture
Tanzquartier Wien
Vienna, Austria
Join us for the Austrian Premiere of Bernhard Lang's work "Moving Architecture in Vienna!
http://www.phace.at
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Moving Architecture
Tanzquartier Wien
Vienna, Austria
Join us for the Austrian Premiere of Bernhard Lang's work "Moving Architecture in Vienna!
http://www.phace.at
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Christy and Emily
NY, NY
I join the amazing Christy and Emily to add the third part of some harmonies to their tunes.

I LOVE these ladies.

http://www.christyandemily.com
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Drumming with So Percussion
The Barbican
London, UK
Daisy joins her besties So Percussion for a performance of Steve Reich's "Drumming" at the Sounds and Waves festival at the Barbican
Saturday, September 27, 2014
the Hallettiade
Joe's Pub
NY, NY
I had the pleasure of singing in the wonderful Nick Hallett's retrospective of his work at Joe's Pub!
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
"Drumming" with So Percussion
Big Ears Festival
Knoxville, TN
Steve Reich's "Drumming". Yeah!
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
"Drumming" with So Percussion
Le Poisson Rouge
NY, NY
you know, the usual.
Friday, November 22, 2013
21c Liederabend at BAM
BAM
Brooklyn, NY
I sing three pieces on this wonderful show, by David Handler, Ted Hearne, and Chris Cerrone. LUCKY!
click here for more info
Thursday, May 30, 2013
ESP TV taping
Nick and I improvised on cable access - one of my favorite gigs EVER

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3-ylHQdUsk

Monday, March 4, 2013
Morton Feldman's Three Voices at MoMa
MoMa
New York, NY
Morton Feldman's "Three Voices"
Schoenberg's "Herzgewachse"

Friday, February 22, 2013
Rainbow Passage at the Avant Media festival
Nick Hallett's "Rainbow Passage" with Nick on vocals and the amazing Megan Schubert on vocals as well.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
"Whsipering Pines" at the Warhol
the Warhol Museum
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Nick, Shana and I take this stage again to perform this most awesome of video operas.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Waterlines with the Talea Ensemble
Mannes College of Music
the premiere of Christopher Trapani's "Waterlines"
http://www.taleaensemble.org
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Cage madness
the Dimenna Center
NY, NY
Various pieces by John Cage, with the kaj ensemble
July 17, 2012
"Whispering Pines" with Nick Hallett
San Francisco MoMa
San Francisco, CA
another performance of this radical video opera.
http://vimeo.com/13714652
Monday, July 9, 2012
Headlining the Montreal Jazz Festival with Chromeo
Montreal Jazz Festival
Montreal, Quebec
Hi, 100,000 people. Now I'm gonna dance for you. Hard.
June 23, 2012
CHROMEO at Governors Ball!
Randall's Island Park
NY, NY
come on kids, you know these songs.
http://governorsballmusicfestival.com/
May 17, 2012
Bernhard Lang's "Moving Architecture" premiere
Austrian Cultural Forum
New York. NY
Oh man, I am so honored and excited to do this work, and to perform with the Argento Ensemble again.
A world premiere of Lang's new work.
March 27, 2012
"Whispering Pines 10" with Shana Moulton and Nick Hallett
Swain Hall
Chapel Hill, NC
Daisy joins composer/singer Nick Hallett and video artist extraordinare, Shana Moulton, for their video opera
http://vimeo.com/13714652
February 23, 2012
Ecstatic Music Festival
Merkin Hall
New York, NY
Jason Treuting's loveliness
click here for more info
November 8, 2011
Chromeo and Chromettes on Jimmy Fallon!!!
we perform "When The Night Falls" with the beautiful Solange Knowles
click here for more info
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Whispering Pines in Portland
Portland, Oregon
We get to do it... AGAIN!!!!
February 11, 2011
Daisy sings on Conan with Chromeo!
It's not too often that you can tell off a bad boyfriend on TV!
Daisy lays down the law with her other Chromettes as a hot lady cop.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTTM6JttLrg
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Berio Sequenza III for "Classics of the Avant Garde"
Issue Project Room
NY, NY
I sing Berio's Sequenza III in some real good tights.
January 10, 2010
Chromeo and Chromettes on The Late Show with David Letterman
You know, just a regular day - playing on Letterman...
"Night by NIght" from Chromeo's "Business Casual"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBkB0Qkoefw
Monday, August 30, 2010
Chromeo at the Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles, CA
Is this real life?
July 27, 2010
Business Casual with Chromeo begins!
a world tour
http://www.chromeo.net
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Bryan Senti ballet
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Whispering Exercises with Nick Hallett
the New Museum NYC
NYC
I sing in "Whispering Exercises" with Nick Hallett and ensemble.

Here's a video of the whole thing!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMK6BCUpzz0

Thursday, May 14, 2009
Stockhausen's Stimmung
the New Museum of Contemporary Art
NY, NY
the Magic Names sing Stimmung

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjK7iG_5hIU

Friday, March 20, 2009
Satie's "Socrate" at IPR
Issue Project Room
Brooklyn, NY
Monday, December 1, 2008
i/o in Toulouse
Toulouse, France
Part of this wonderful multimedia performance developed with Joe Diebes and Phil Soltanoff. AND.... 2 weeks in Toulouse. YEAH!
October 31, 2008
SuperDiamond
Irving Plaza
New York, NY
Daisy happily jumps on stage to belt out some tunes with the preeminent Neil Diamond cover band!
http://www.superdiamond.com
August 29, 2008
Bing and Ruth at The Tank
The Tank
New York, NY
Daisy performs with acoustic-ambient group Bing and Ruth
click here for more info
July 24, 2008
Emily Manzo's recital
Issue Project Room
Brooklyn, NY
Daisy performs Webern song cycles with the wonderful Emily Manzo!
http://www.emilymanzo.blogspot.com/
March 8, 2008
Morton Feldman's "Three Voices"
Issue Project Room at the (oa) can factory
New York, NY
http://www.issueprojectroom.org
Saturday, October 7, 2006
Exercises en Route with the Argento Ensemble
Kilkenny, Ireland
Earl Kim's "Exercises en Route" with the Argento Ensemble. Such a great time.
Thursday, May 5, 2005
Philippe Leroux's Voi(rex) with IRCAM and the Argento Ensemble
Miller Theater
New York, NY
Philippe Leroux's blinidingly difficult Voi(rex), performed with the Argento Ensemble alongside IRCAM
click here for more info
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John Cage
John Cage's "Dream" for piano (1948)
adapted for voice by Daisy Press
LISTEN
Bernhard Lang
Monadology XVIII "Moving Architecture"
Tier IV "My Fatherland is Dead"
My Fatherland is dead.
They buried it
in fire

I live
in my Motherland
Word

(Rose Auslaender)
the Linden Underground, Jeff Cook, engineer
LISTEN
Bernhard Lang
Monadology XVIII "Moving Architecture"
Tier VI "Four Walls"
Four walls, a ceiling and a floor
Is it a room ? Is it a cell?
If not for window and for door
It might seem a part of hell

(text - Rose Auslaender)
the Linden Underground, Jeff Cook, engineer
LISTEN
Morton Feldman
Three Voices
Legato
Daisy Press
LISTEN
Hildegard von Bingen
Ursula Songs
Favus Distillans
Daisy Press, voice, crystal bowls and shruti box
recorded from a live performance
LISTEN
Steve Reich
Electric Counterpoint
adapted for voice by Daisy Press
LISTEN
Nick Hallett
Whispering Pines 10
Birdsong
From "Whispering Pines" by Nick Hallett and Shana Moulton
LISTEN
Uzbek Traditional
Barno Yigit
from the Bang on a Can Marathon, 2005
Developed in conjunction with musicians from Uzbekistan
Mass MoCa
LISTEN
George Crumb
Ancient Voices of Children
De donde vienes, amor mi niño
Daisy Press with TACTUS
Manhattan School of Music
LISTEN
Ted Hearne
Once the Search
mvt. 5
Once the search is in progress, something will be found.
LISTEN
Irish Traditional - arr. Michael McGlynn
When I was in my Prime
Daisy Press, voices
LISTEN
Scott Wollschleger
Digital Sensation
Scott Wollschleger, visual score; Daisy Press, interpretation
LISTEN

Owen Songs

Greg Spears
Owen Songs
Daisy Press and Anthony Roth Costanzo, sopranos
Greg Spears and Christine McLeavey, piano
LISTEN

2017 AND BEAUTY


THANK YOU, 2016


AUSTRIA I LOVE YOU


Treebreathing from FOUR
rough footage from the finale of House of Yes' FOUR. Composed, arranged, performed by Daisy Press
Singing Hildy in an empty pool in Yonkers
On our walkthrough as we planned for the huge "You are So Lucky" party in Yonkers, I tried out the acoustics in the pool, which was my future station for the event.
PHACE & SILK Cie. "Monadologie XVIII – Moving Architecture" on Vimeo
Joshua Light Show FULLDOME Rehearsal - Hayden Planetarium - YouTube
Seriously the dopest recording I have ever been part of. I got to watch the Joshua Light show make insane liquid magic while I sang Nick Hallett's ethereal lines.
E.S.P. TV #46 - YouTube
"Magic If" Pt. 2 NICK HALLETT & DAISY PRESS JOSHUA LIGHT SHOW POWER ANIMALS OPTIPUS ALYSSA TAYLOR WENDT Host: SAMEER KAPOOR Taped live at The Museum of Arts ...
Chromeo - Hot Mess Live @ the 2011 Juno Awards - YouTube
Best birthday ever.
Shana Moulton & Nick Hallett Stage An Opera | ART21 New York Close Up | Art21
ART 21 did a super great short film on "Whispering Pines" from when we did our residency at the New Museum. What a great great time.

What is YOUR tree?
Shana Moulton and Nick Hallett: Whispering Pines 10 - YouTube
Moulton's alternate persona, Cynthia, moves between domestic spaces, technology, and mental (if colorful) breakdown in her ongoing video series. In Whisperin...
Karlheinz Stockhausen - Stimmung - YouTube
Sung by Magic Names Group at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, May 14 2009 Daisy Press - Soprano I Gisburg - Soprano II Silvie Jensen - Alto Nick Hallett -...
mostly - YouTube
by scott schneider and tim aumiller sung by daisy press may 11, 2008 all media copyright 2007 NO HOPE productions nohopeproductions.com
Paul Elliman - Sirens Taken For Wonders - YouTube
QUITE POSSIBLY MY WERIDEST GIG EVER. and that says a lot.

The field trips will gather experts and amateurs alike for a siren-watch across the city, applying the observation and audio surveillance techniques of local...
For Daisy's teaching website: www.soundlikeyourself.com

"We break open the place inside,
which is unbreakable
while learning to sing."

I have taught voice to a variety of wonderful students since 2005, and I'm comfortable instructing in all styles of singing: Classical, Jazz, Straight-tone Choral, Musical Theater, Indian Raga, and Pop.

I love teaching students basic to advanced musicianship skills, including sight reading, sight singing, ear training, excellent rehearsal techniques, and performance practices.

I have combined my experiences in spiritual traditions (Zazen meditation, shamanic breathwork, Jungian archeype work etc.) with my extensive professional training and experience to teach in a way that treats the voice as an instrument which is: technical, physical, expressive, and spiritual.

Together we listen to each other and sing vital parts of our selves into being.

I teach guitar, voice, and lead a vocal harmony band at New York City Guitar School as well.
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Below you can read a lovely review from one of my students:

""Singing can heal."

That's what Daisy said to me when I sat down on a plump meditation cushion on the floor of her apartment. I crossed and uncrossed my legs, unsure of how to sit, until she finally chirped, "Just get comfortable." Taking in the candles and bright fabrics and Buddhist sculptures that dotted the floor around me, I felt like I was in a very unique space: half meditation hall and half fort made out of blankets.

It turns out that meditation and play are exactly how Daisy described singing to me. She would often remind me to remain present to my voice and the sensations in my body, gently nudging me to hear the sound of my own voice without judgement. In those moments I felt a deep peace and immersion, the same as I do when I sit Zazen, go for a long run, or really get into a place of flow with my painting. Out of that sense of focus came an incredible joy, and Daisy not only encouraged it, she framed it in ways that helped me learn even more. In particular, she would have me improvise with her, singing my own invented responses to little phrases she would sing. This back and forth exchange always made me giggle and allowed me to immediately practice what I had just learned in the more formal first half of class.

These were also the moments where I felt most humbled and awed by Daisy herself. As she let herself go, I heard her sing the most incredible and tender notes, and more than once would feel so moved that I couldn't think of anything to sing at all.

We all want teachers who know what they are doing. Who are credible and talented. I have heard her sing in professional contexts, but never really understood just how good she is until I saw her sing with such warmth and fullness. It looked effortless, but of course the whole point is that it isn't. Her years of classical training and her arduous daily practice are what allow her to be such a "natural." In breaking that lifelong process into manageable baby steps, and meeting me where I was, she inspired me to actually learn. That humility and generosity are what make her not just a great singer, but a great teacher as well.

For weeks we focused on resonance, a fundamental that i had no idea even existed. I expected to be learning how to hit notes. Instead she taught me to hear them and snake through the in-between notes in scales. Because I am an artist, she printed out diagrams and had them hanging in her wonderfully quirky room, which now was a kind of artistic haven for us both. She would point out aspects of the pictures, helping me visualize what my throat and vocal chords were doing when I began to feel them vibrate in new and strange ways. Yes, I was changing, and my voice got better, and my singing became more respectful and sincere. But also important was the fact that this change was deeply supportive and affirming. Daisy is someone so firm and capable that she can also be compassionate and playful. She's a rock on a zafu, and with her holding space, your voice can trill and squeak and slowly slowly sink deep into the pockets of notes.

If that sounds New Agey and weird, I can only say I thought the same thing when Daisy said the voice can heal. I went into class thinking about how as a gay man, I have always hated my voice. To see it as effeminate and lacking power. I wanted to learn to sound butch. And If I couldn't do that, I wanted at least to sound like Beyoncé! I have always felt that I needed to be whipped into shape, and that eventually I could get rid of my voice and create something more socially acceptable and strong.

And then, on our second class together, something strange happened. I sang a note with resonance and I felt it vibrate in my nose. I stayed open, kept a sense of ease in my throat and let it grow louder. My eyes widened as I heard it echo in the room and resonate there as well. i kept my mouth open, feeling like I had channeled something more than created it. I listened and what I heard was full and lush and warm.

The whole time, Daisy sat across from me with a knowing smile. I closed my mouth and she just said, "There it is! You found your voice."

If you want to sing like Beyoncé, go anywhere. But If you want to sing in your own voice, go to Daisy."

-Danny C.




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