Rosie KBrooklyn, NY
Rosie K is a vocalist and composer from Virginia. She co-leads the indie pop band Dollshot, whose second album Lalande will be out in 2018. Recent recordings include an EP reimagining Benjamin Britten’s Songs from the Chinese with electric guitarist Marco Cappelli, and a collaboration with sound artists Desmond Knight. She has performed and recorded with Rinde Eckert, Federico Ughi, Quinn Collins, Caroline Park, Jeff Snyder, Christopher Douthitt, Marco Kappelli, Kevin McFarland, and Sarah Bernstein, among others.
As a composer, she writes predominantly for small ensembles and electronics. Her compositions have been performed in the Open Signal Festival (Brown University), Carlsbad Music Festival, and at venues throughout New York City including (le) Poisson Rouge, WNYC’s The Greene Space, The Stone, Galapagos Art Space, and Littlefield. In addition, she composes for film, including recent documentaries on earthquakes in Oklahoma and firefighters. Her translation of Ivan Wyschnegradsky’s Manual of Quarter-Tone Harmony was published by Underwolf Editions this fall. She lives in Brooklyn.
For piano in 16th tones and synthesizer.
Ivan Wyschnegradsky's 1932 Manual of Quarter-Tone Harmony rewrites the past for the future. But the 24-note equal-tempered octave is not an end, but a beginning.