Emily Wells – Tickets – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR – October 28th, 2015

Emily Wells

Mind-blowing melding of hip-hop and classical from one woman powerhouse

Emily Wells

Lorna Dune

October, 28th, 2015

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Emily Wells
Emily Wells
As a follow up to her critically acclaimed album “Promise”, composer / producer / performer Emily Wells will release an EP of B sides and studio recorded live arrangements March 3, 2017. With a belief in the sovereignty of melody to hold a song to itself, Wells consistently bends and re-renders her original works to almost entirely new forms in her live performances. Not wanting her months of touring to fall entirely to the ephemeral Wells has recorded a few of the arrangements in their new forms. In addition there are also a few unreleased compositions. She will tour in support of the EP in select US and European cities.
Praise for Wells' latest full length "Promise" + Live performances :
• “Quietly transfixing…Ms. Wells works in the manner of what Walt Whitman called “a noiseless, patient spider,” sending out filament after filament until a structure begins to form.” –NEW YORK TIMES
•"The shape-shifting string virtuoso ignores genre boundaries while conjuring a uniquely affecting session of atmospheric folk..." - RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY
• “Extraordinary, presenting a sort of ambient gospel-folk music that’s immersed in secular desires and experiences.” – NPR
• "...unconventional and rather moving.." - NOISEY
• “‘Promise’ is a record like few others – both tangible and smoky, guttural and delicate, it treads atop a thin sheet of ice throughout, yet remains unafraid to bask in the warmth of its creator.” – DIY

Lorna Dune
Lorna Dune
Lorna Krier is one of the most versatile young keyboardists in New York performing music from experimental to pop on anything from analog synthesizers to toy pianos to Steinways. Ms. Krier has been described as "a pianist specializing in contemporary music, who has become an expert synthesizer player and is helping break down the boundary between new classical and indie rock" (Lukas Ligeti). Acting as an advocate for new music, she has worked with some of the nation's finest young composers and performers to create exciting new works.

Since arriving in New York in 2006, she has been a founding member of many ensembles including the chamber-rock ensemble, Victoire, founded by composer Missy Mazzoli, which has been dubbed the "all-star, all-female quintet" (Time Out NY). They released their debut EP, A Door Into the Dark, on eMusic.com in 2009 and their first full-length album, Cathedral City with New Amsterdam Records Fall 2010 to critical acclaim. Lorna Krier has also co-founded the synthesizer project Love Like Deloreans, which released their self-titled EP on Friendly Ghost Recordings in 2009 and have performed throughout New York, Montreal, San Francisco, and Boston at festivals such as the Rooftop Films Festival, Knitting Factory's NY Eye & Ear, City Sol, Brooklyn Arts Council's "Glitch Generation", Z-Arts! Festival in Zion, Utah, among others. Finally, the most recent project in which Ms. Krier has been initiated as a member is the genre-bending experimental improv group, Kaleidoscope Point, founded by composer-percussionist Lukas Ligeti.

Some highlights for this and recent seasons include the Philip Glass and JoAnne Akalaitis production of "The Bacchae" Shakespeare in the Park 2009, Victoire performance at the Bang on a Can Marathon 2009, a silent film sound exhibit with Victoire and a Composer Showcase featuring Lukas Ligeti both at the Whitney Art Museum, an appearance on the "Wordless Music Series", two live performances on WNYC's New Sounds and Soundcheck, MATA Festival 2010 and MATA Interval Series 2009 performances featuring composer Tristan Perich, guest keyboardist for the award-winnning Present Music Ensemble in Milwaukee, WI, Western Vinyl Release party with composer Christopher Tignor, the New Albion Festival at Bard's Summerscape Series 2008 with the experimental rock group Slow Six, two performances for Rooftop Films Festival, City Sol, and Imagine Science Films Festival. Lorna Krier has also appeared in features in the New York Times, Time Out New York, eMusic, Arthur Magazine, Impose Magazine, Village Voice, Tiny Mix Tapes, Matrixsynth, Opening Ceremony, The Daily Contributor and Brooklyn Vegan.