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Tuesday, May, 08, 2018jetlag and afterglowI just returned home (well, last week) from a really great European tour with Vienna-based Ensemble Phace - we played Valencia, Barcelona, Salzburg, and Hamburg. It was a whirlwind for sure, exhausting and rich and colorful. I'll see them all again next May 2019 where we will present the same piece at the Wien Modern festival - and we'll all be a year older.
April 12, 2018An Index of MetalsOn April 20th I am so so thrilled to be joining the Viennese ensemble Phace to begin a rehearsal and touring period for this screaming, soaring, shimmering piece of music by Fausto Romitelli. This is really as good as it gets, in terms of music to make and people to make it with. The piece fits my voice like a perfect pointy pair of black boots. Can't wait. See you all on the flip side.
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:

September 11, 2017On being weird and wonderfulVoice Cult, Hildy and I get a pretty dope mention in this article... thank you, Angelica Frey!
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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 a deeply engaged 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.

For Daisy's teaching website: http://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.

"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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"The rock and experimental vocalist Daisy Press also stood out. As much, as in the musical plane: (her singing had) an endless number of nuances covered by a fine expressionist patina." (translated from Spanish)Audioclasica.com
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..."the absolutely fearless Daisy Press"
"And the dedicated musicians of Phace as well as the extremely virtuosic Daisy Press are absolutely confident enough for this multi-layered music full of complex requirements for every single musician who must ultimately be all group-capable soloists. This creates an hour of sonic hypnosis, a maelstrom of sound, song, oscillating between healing noise and painful lyricism. It's gone astray, but this transience never loses its hard, emotional core."Sueddeutsche.com
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Upcoming Performances

May 21, 2019
An Index of Metals at Wien Modern
Vienna, Austria

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Past Performances

Saturday, July, 28, 2018
Drumming
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
Friday, June, 22, 2018
guesting with IDGY DEAN at HoY
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Friday, June 15, 2018
Caravan Gitane
Brooklyn Mirage
Brooklyn, NY
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Thursday, June, 14, 2018
Solo Hildy set and record release for Charlie Looker
National Sawdust
Brooklyn, NY
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Tuesday, June, 05, 2018
BONNAROO
Tennessee
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Saturday, May, 26, 2018
ELEMENTS Lakewood
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Friday, May, 18, 2018
Night of 1,000 Bowies
Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn, NY
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Thursday, May, 10, 2018
Drumming: Reich Reinvented
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Saturday, April 28, 2018
Romitelli's "An Index of Metals"
Elbphilharmonie
Hamburg, Germany
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Thursday, April, 26, 2018
Romitelli's "An Index of Metals"
Elbphilharmonie
Hamburg, Germany
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Wednesday, April, 25, 2018
Romitelli's "An Index of Metals"
republic Salzburg
Salzburg, Austria
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Wednesday, April, 18, 2018
Steve Reich’s Drumming with Nexus Percussion and So Percussion
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
Wednesday, April, 04, 2018
David Bowie Little Cinema
Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn, NY
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Saturday, March, 17, 2018
Hildy at Chapel of Sacred Mirrors
Chapel of Sacred Mirrors
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Friday, February 23, 2018
Illuminati Ball
Weylin
Brooklyn, NY
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Mixology
Roulette
Brooklyn, NY
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Saturday, January 20, 2018
Vox Noctem: Age of Aquarius
New York, NY
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Dirty Circus
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Monday, January 1, 2018
Junxion Party
Williamsburg Hotel
Brooklyn, NY
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Saturday, December 23, 2017
House of Yes Xmas Spectacular
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Friday, December 22, 2017
House of Yes Xmas Spectacular
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Thursday, December 21, 2017
House of Yes Xmas Spectacular
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
House of Yes Xmas Spectacular
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
House of Yes Xmas Spectacular
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017
House of Yes Xmas Spectacular
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Monday, December 18, 2017
House of Yes Xmas Spectacular
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Sunday, December 17, 2017
House of Yes Xmas Spectacular
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Friday, December 15, 2017
House of Yes Xmas Spectacular
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
House of Yes Xmas Spectacular
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Little Cinema : Lynch
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Canticum Interruptus
Muchmore's
Brooklyn, NY
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Recital with Margaret Leng Tan
Issue Project Room
Brooklyn NY
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Saturday, October 21, 2017
Ketamine: The Musical - ULTRA PURE
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Friday, October 20, 2017
Ketamine: The Musical - ULTRA PURE
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Thursday, October 19, 2017
Ketamine: The Musical - ULTRA PURE
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Saturday, October 7, 2017
Ketamine: The Musical - ULTRA PURE
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Friday, October 6, 2017
Ketamine: The Musical - ULTRA PURE
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Thursday, October 5, 2017
Ketamine: The Musical - ULTRA PURE
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Monday, October 2, 2017
On "The Lot Radio" with Jeanann Dara
on your computer
straight to your ears
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Workshop #35 at Muchmore's
Muchmore's
Brooklkyn, NY
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Sunday, September 24, 2017
FOUR: a Sci-Fi Drama
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Friday, September 22, 2017
FOUR: a Sci-Fi Drama
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Saturday, September 9, 2017
guest spot with Joshua Light Show
Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
New York, NY
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Into the Abyss
Tilt BK
Brooklyn, NY
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Circus Crisis Fundraiser
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Friday, August 11, 2017
Blunderland: Variety Show
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Saturday, July 15, 2017
Foreplay
House of YES
Brooklyn, NY
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Friday, July 7, 2017
You Are So Lucky
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Saturday, June 24, 2017
VOICE CULT: Singing a rainbow
House of YES
Brooklyn, NY
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Thursday, June 22, 2017
Dirty Circus
House of Yes
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
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Thursday, June 8, 2017
Little Cinema
House of YES
Brooklyn, NY
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Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Little Cinema
House of YES
Brooklyn, NY
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Saturday, May 27, 2017
Voice Cult at Elements festival
Elements Festival
Lakewood, PA
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Thursday, May 25, 2017
Dirty Circus at House of Yes
House of Yes
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Saturday, May 20, 2017
Dirty Panties: The Musical
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Saturday, May 20, 2017
Voice Cult: FEAR EATS THE SOUL
House of Yes
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Friday, May 19, 2017
Dirty Panties: The Musical
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Thursday, May 18, 2017
New Firmament
Vital Joint
Brooklyn, NY
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Friday, May 12, 2017
Dirty Panties: The Musical
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Thursday, May 11, 2017
Steve Reich's Drumming: A group hallucination
House of Yes
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Tuesday, May 9, 2017
SHE inspires with Katherine Crockett
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Little Cinema at House of Yes
House of Yes
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Kingdom of Gods
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Little Cinema at House of Yes
House of Yes
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Voice Cult at House of Yes
House of Yes
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Friday, April 14, 2017
performance with Charlie Looker ensemble
Knockdown Center
Brooklyn, NY
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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
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Friday, March 31, 2017
Oroboros Art Show
Hybrid Movement Company
Brooklyn, NY
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Sunday, March 19, 2017
Witches Against Fascist Totalitarianism (WAFT) Crystal Ball
House of Yes
Brooklyn
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Sunday, March 19, 2017
Foreplay at House of Yes
House of Yes
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Friday, March 17, 2017
Dirty Panties: The Musical
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Thursday, March 16, 2017
Dirty Panties: The Musical
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Reich's "Drumming" with So Percussion
Princeton, NJ
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Dirty Panties: The Musical
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Friday, March 10, 2017
Dirty Panties: The Musical
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Saturday, March 4, 2017
Vox Lumina
American Irish Historical Society
NY, NY
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Monday, February 27, 2017
Darmstadt's "In C"
Le Poisson Rouge
NY, NY
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The Story of Red
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Thursday, February 9, 2017
Performance at Medi Club
And & And
NY, NY
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Saturday, February 4, 2017
Ketamine: The Musical
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Friday, February 3, 2017
Ketamine: The Musical
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Thursday, February 2, 2017
Ketamine: The Musical
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Saturday, January 28, 2017
Ketamine: The Musical
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Friday, January 27, 2017
Ketamine: The Musical
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Thursday, January 26, 2017
Ketamine: The Musical
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Thursday, December 22, 2016
House of Yes Xmas Spectacular
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Wednesday, December 21, 2016
House of Yes Xmas Spectacular
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016
House of Yes Xmas Spectacular
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Monday, December 19, 2016
House of Yes Xmas Spectacular
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Sunday, December 18, 2016
House of Yes Xmas Spectacular
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Saturday, December 17, 2016
House of Yes Xmas Spectacular
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Friday, December 16, 2016
House of Yes Xmas Spectacular
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Saturday, December 3, 2016
Lesley Flanigan's "2 Voices"
The Kitchen
New York, NY
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016
"Uncertain States" at Academie der Kunste
Academie der Künste, Berlin
Berlin, Germany
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
extreme beauty busking with Vasko and Francoise
NY, NY
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Hildy set with Larkin Grimm
Knockdown Center
Queens, NY
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
busking with Vasko
NYC subways
NY, NY
Saturday, October 29, 2016
World's End Halloween - Lee Burridge and Friends
secret venue
Brooklyn, NY
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Duo Show with Jaime Garamella
Silvana
NY, NY
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Three Voices at Trans Pecos
Trans Pecos
Queens, NY
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Saturday, October 8, 2016
Lang, Winkler, Smolka on Austrian radio
ORF Musikprotokoll Festival
Graz, Austria
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Ketamine: the Musical
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Monday, September 26, 2016
Ketamine: the Musical
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Saturday, August 20, 2016
Sculpture Center Block Party
Sculpture Center in L.I.C.
Queens, NY
Friday, August 19, 2016
Ketamine: The Musical
House of Yes
New York, NY
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Ketamine: The Musical
House of Yes
New York, NY
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Ketamine: The Musical
House of Yes
New York, NY
Friday, August 5, 2016
Foreplay at HOY
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Saturday, July 16, 2016
"Drumming" with So Percussion at Lincoln Center
Lincoln Center
New York, NY
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Friday, July 1, 2016
Bernhard Lang's "The Cold Trip" part 1
the Trans Pecos
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Bernhard Lang's "The Cold Trip" part 1
Austrian Cultural Forum
New York, NY
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Saturday, June 11, 2016
Holding Space
Sculpture Center
Long Island City, NY 11101
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Digital City with Ricardo Romaneiro
National Sawdust
Brooklyn, NY
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Thursday, May 26, 2016
House of Yes Circus Revue
House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Nick Hallett Salon
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
So Percussion benefit
BRIC ballroom blackbox theater
New York, NY
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Thursday, May 12, 2016
Black Angels
the House of Yes
Brooklyn, NY
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Friday, April 1, 2016
Ursula Songs at National Sawdust
National Sawdust
Brooklyn, NY
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Thursday, February 25, 2016
Canticum Interruptus - Ursula Songs
the Firehouse
New York, NY
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Terry Riley's "in C"
Le Poisson Rouge
New York, NY
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Canticum Interruptus
Trans Pecos
Queens, NY
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Thursday, November 19, 2015
Moving Architecture
Tanzquartier Wien
Vienna, Austria
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Moving Architecture
Tanzquartier Wien
Vienna, Austria
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Saturday, October 3, 2015
Christy and Emily
NY, NY
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Sunday, May 10, 2015
Drumming with So Percussion
The Barbican
London, UK
Saturday, September 27, 2014
the Hallettiade
Joe's Pub
New York, NY
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
"Drumming" with So Percussion
Big Ears Festival
Knoxville, TN
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
"Drumming" with So Percussion
Le Poisson Rouge
NY, NY
Friday, November 22, 2013
21c Liederabend at BAM
BAM
Brooklyn, NY
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Thursday, May 30, 2013
ESP TV taping
Monday, March 4, 2013
Morton Feldman's Three Voices at MoMa
MOMA - Museum of Modern Art
New York, NY
Friday, February 22, 2013
Rainbow Passage at the Avant Media festival
Saturday, February 9, 2013
"Whsipering Pines" at the Warhol
the Warhol Museum
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Friday, December 14, 2012
Waterlines with the Talea Ensemble
Mannes College of Music
New York, NY
more info...
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Cage madness
the Dimenna Center
NY, NY
July 17, 2012
"Whispering Pines" with Nick Hallett
San Francisco MoMa
San Francisco, CA
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Monday, July 9, 2012
Headlining the Montreal Jazz Festival with Chromeo
Montreal Jazz Festival
Montreal, Quebec
June 23, 2012
CHROMEO at Governors Ball!
Randall's Island Park
NY, NY
more info...
May 17, 2012
Bernhard Lang's "Moving Architecture" premiere
Austrian Cultural Forum
New York, NY
March 27, 2012
"Whispering Pines 10" with Shana Moulton and Nick Hallett
Swain Hall
Chapel Hill, NC
more info...
February 23, 2012
Ecstatic Music Festival
Merkin Hall
New York, NY
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November 8, 2011
Chromeo and Chromettes on Jimmy Fallon!!!
more info...
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Whispering Pines in Portland
Portland, Oregon
February 11, 2011
Daisy sings on Conan with Chromeo!
more info...
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Berio Sequenza III for "Classics of the Avant Garde"
Issue Project Room
Brooklyn, NY
January 10, 2010
Chromeo and Chromettes on The Late Show with David Letterman
more info...
Monday, August 30, 2010
Chromeo at the Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles, CA
July 27, 2010
Business Casual with Chromeo begins!
a world tour
more info...
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Bryan Senti ballet
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Whispering Exercises with Nick Hallett
the New Museum NYC
NYC
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Stockhausen's Stimmung
the New Museum of Contemporary Art
NY, NY
Friday, March 20, 2009
Satie's "Socrate" at IPR
Issue Project Room
Brooklyn, NY
Monday, December 1, 2008
i/o in Toulouse
Toulouse, France
October 31, 2008
SuperDiamond
Irving Plaza
New York, NY
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August 29, 2008
Bing and Ruth at The Tank
The Tank
New York, NY
more info...
July 24, 2008
Emily Manzo's recital
Issue Project Room
Brooklyn, NY
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March 8, 2008
Morton Feldman's "Three Voices"
Issue Project Room at the (oa) can factory
New York, NY
more info...
Saturday, October 7, 2006
Exercises en Route with the Argento Ensemble
Kilkenny, Ireland
Thursday, May 5, 2005
Philippe Leroux's Voi(rex) with IRCAM and the Argento Ensemble
Miller Theater
New York, NY
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Hildegard von Bingen
Ursula Songs
Favus Distillans
Daisy Press, voice, crystal bowls and shruti box
recorded from a live performance
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John Cage
John Cage's "Dream" for piano (1948)
Daisy Press
adapted for voice by Daisy Press
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Bernhard Lang
Monadology XVIII "Moving Architecture"
Tier IV "My Fatherland is Dead"
Daisy Press
My Fatherland is dead.
They buried it
in fire

I live
in my Motherland
Word

(Rose Auslaender)
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Bernhard Lang
Monadology XVIII "Moving Architecture"
Tier VI "Four Walls"
Daisy Press
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)
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Morton Feldman
Three Voices
Legato
Daisy Press
Daisy Press
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Steve Reich
Electric Counterpoint
Daisy Press
adapted for voice by Daisy Press
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Nick Hallett
Whispering Pines 10
Birdsong
Daisy Press, Nick Hallett
From "Whispering Pines" by Nick Hallett and Shana Moulton
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Uzbek Traditional
Barno Yigit
Daisy Press
from the Bang on a Can Marathon, 2005
Developed in conjunction with musicians from Uzbekistan
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George Crumb
Ancient Voices of Children
De donde vienes, amor mi niño
Daisy Press
Daisy Press with TACTUS
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Ted Hearne
Once the Search
mvt. 5
Once the search is in progress, something will be found.
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Greg Spears
Owen Songs
Daisy Press
from Owen Songs
Daisy Press and Anthony Roth Costanzo, sopranos
Greg Spears and Christine McLeavey, piano
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Scott Wollschleger
Digital Sensation
Daisy Press
Scott Wollschleger, visual score; Daisy Press, interpretation
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2017 AND BEAUTY


THANK YOU, 2016


AUSTRIA I LOVE YOU


Other Photos

Treebreathing from FOUR
rough footage from the finale of House of Yes' FOUR. Composed, arranged, performed by Daisy Press
PHACE & SILK Cie. "Monadologie XVIII – Moving Architecture" on
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.
Joshua Light Show FULLDOME Rehearsal - Hayden Planetarium
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
"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
Best birthday ever.
Shana Moulton & Nick Hallett Stage An Opera | ART21 New York Clo
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
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
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
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...

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The central tenet of Voice Cult is that every voice holds true incantatory power. 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 Cult 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.

Voice Cult will become whatever we need it to be.

In terms of what we sing, it will vary: Gregorian chant. Nine Inch Nails. Rounds from your childhood. Circlesongs. John Cage. Steve Reich. Monkey Chants. Lots of Pauline Oliveros improvisations. Songs written by ourselves and our families, and whatever other type of sounds we need to make on any particular day.