This event is part of a fundraising series of music, performances, and workshops accompanying NASTY WOMEN exhibition, on view at Knockdown Center January 12-15th, 2017. NASTY WOMEN evening programming can be experienced through the purchase of a $20 all-access pass that grants you access to every performance happening in the building that evening. Proceeds go towards select organizations working towards women’s reproductive health and community health initiatives.
ROUSE is a monthly concert series featuring all-women curated line ups. Each month, 50% or more of the concert’s ticket sales will be donated to a select charity which supports women. ROUSE will rotate through venues throughout New York City, and will select charities to support based on the demographics of the venue’s neighborhood.
Bio: So many have tried to define Wells’ one woman experience as future classical, down tempo hip hop, greased-up blues, spectral folk, etc. It doesn’t matter. By the time their creative label goes to print, Emily Wells is pouring gas on her former self and lighting the way. Classically trained as a violinist, Wells also performs using acoustic drums, synthesizers, and beat machines. In 2016 Wells released the critically acclaimed full length “Promise” on her label Thesis & Instinct and toured the US and Europe. She will release a follow up EP early 2017.
Christina Courtin is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter living in Brooklyn, New York. She has released two solo recordings of original genre-bending music, one self-titled on Nonesuch (2009) and the other entitled ‘Varsity’ on Hundred Pockets Records (2013).
As a member of the neo-classical NYC ensemble The Knight’s, she has been a part of the release of 6 of their albums on Sony Classical records and shared a 2011 Juno award A Juilliard graduate in Violin Performance, she has written and performed music for national television and radio audiences, has strong regional followings in sophisticated hotbeds of music worldwide and has a dedicated NYC following for her work in voice, violin, viola, and guitar.
When Christina isn’t writing and singing her own material, she performs regularly as a side man and session musician in and around NYC. She has teamed up with Fun., Dirty Projectors, Sara Watkins, The Knights, Nick Cave, Paul McCartney, Breastfist, Nick Thune, Marianne Faithful, Yo-Yo Ma, Sufjan Stevens, Antony and the Johnsons, Marc Ribot, Iron and Wine, Sara Bareillas, and Teddy Thompson.