Sounds of Being

by Jessica Meyer

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Known as forceful advocate of new music, Jessica Meyer makes her debut as a daring, sophisticated composer and virtuosic soloist.

In Sounds of Being, she evokes a vibrant and visceral energy, turning her viola into an entire orchestra of emotion to embody a different state of being for each piece: joy, anxiety, anger, bliss, torment, loneliness and passion.

Inspired by everything from Bach, Brahms and Blues to Flamenco, Indian Raga, and Appalachian fiddling, Sounds of Being expands the colors of the instrument while developing brand new ones through fragile timbres, wailing gestures, and percussive grooves.

To get the sounds she wants, Meyer goes beyond the conventional means of performing with her instrument: she drums on her viola, sings with it, turns the tuning pegs while performing, and draws the bow on many different places on the instrument (even on her microphone), all while using a loop pedal in a uniquely symphonic way.

FOR MORE INFO, VISIT www.jessicameyermusic.com

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released November 15, 2014

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Jessica Meyer New York, New York

Hailed for her “polish, focus, and excitement” (The New York Times), and "expressive luscious sound", Jessica Meyer is a versatile violist and composer whose passionate musicianship radiates accessibility, generosity, fun and clarity.

For more information, please visit
www.jessicameyermusic.com
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