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Invisible Anatomy

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ABOUT INVISIBLE ANATOMY

Composer-performer ensemble INVISIBLE ANATOMY (IA) combines diverse musical backgrounds and individual voices to create works of virtuosic physicality and dramatic visual presentation. Practicing composition and performance as interrelated, communal acts, IA has built a repertoire of evening-length, conceptually unified pieces that harness elements from classical, pop, jazz, experimental rock, performance art, and theater.

Formed in 2014 by six graduates of the Yale School of Music, IA was awarded first runner-up in the ‘16 SAVVY Chamber Competition at the University of South Carolina School of Music; a ‘17 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant; a 2017 Avaloch Farms Music Institute residency; a ‘17 National Sawdust Summer Labs residency; and a ‘18 New York State Council for the Arts Grant.

After the group’s 2015 debut concert in New York City, IA was invited to China for three shows, including a featured solo concert at the Beijing Modern Music Festival. IA’s second season opened with a house concert of Body Parts hosted by David Lang, followed by the world premiere of Dissections at Brooklyn’s National Sawdust, later featured in a full-length profile in the Village Voice. The group performed Dissections at Pomona College and The Blue Whale in Los Angeles in February 2016, followed by appearances on Heartbeat Opera’s Collaboret Series; at Roulette Intermedium in Brooklyn; at the Yale School of Music in New Haven, CT; and at Ars Nova’s ANT Fest in Manhattan.

On Halloween 2016, IA produced Funhouse, an immersive experience of site-specific installations and performances in a prewar Victorian brownstone in Harlem. In February 2017, IA debuted Transfigure at Roulette Intermedium. Other season activities include a gala performance hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis, as well as an appearance on the Detroit Institute of Art’s Friday Night Live series in March.

In Fall 2017, IA appeared on National Sawdust’s Summerlabs program, before returning to China for shows at Xinghai Conservatory in Guangzhou, Xixi Arts Center in Hangzhou, and the Beijing Chamber Music Festival at the Central Conservatory of Music. The group’s debut album, Dissections, was released by New Amsterdam Records in March 2018.

In Fall 2018, IA gave several performances in New York before returning to Beijing for five performances of Fay Wang’s immersive opera Orfeo on the Beijing International Music Festival, as well as additional performances of group repertoire in Beijing and Tianjin. Their new show, Illumination, will premiere at The Cell Theater in February 2019, presented by Tribeca New Music.

IA’s members (cellist Ian Gottlieb, guitarist Brendon Randall-Myers, percussionist Ben Wallace, pianist Paul Kerekes, and vocalist Fay Wang) have been awarded honors from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, ASCAP, American Composers’ Forum, and the China National Arts Fund. IA is fiscally sponsored by Bang on a Can.

Invisible Anatomy | Paul Kerekes – Memory Etude

Excerpted from Invisible Anatomy’s show TRANSFIGURE, performed live at Roulette Intermedium on February 2, 2017.

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Invisible Anatomy | Ben Wallace – The Quintessence (i)

Excerpted from Invisible Anatomy’s show TRANSFIGURE, performed live at Roulette Intermedium on February 2, 2017.

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Invisible Anatomy | Fay Wang – Dissolution

Excerpted from Invisible Anatomy’s show TRANSFIGURE, performed live at Roulette Intermedium on February 2, 2017.

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