Griffin Brown, GABI, Elora
About This Event
Griffin Brown, GABI, Elora [Ages 21+, Doors Open 5pm, $10 Advance, $12 Day of Show]
Griffin Brown is a composer, poet, songwriter+vocalist, drummer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist based in Brooklyn. Described by The Wire as “impressive” and “original,” his musical work collides—and sometimes exists wholly inside of—idioms like experimental pop and rock, jazz, electronic, classical, and improvised music. He’s performed/premiered music across the US and in Europe and shared stages with established and emerging international luminaries alike. His poems appear in The Paris Review, Poetry Northwest, Prelude, and elsewhere, and he studied composition and poetry at Yale.
GABI (Gabrielle Herbst) is a composer, vocalist and educator. She seeks honesty and intimacy in her music. She’s received commissions from Roulette and the Jerome Foundation, the Nouveau Classical Project, Duo Noir, Experiments in Opera, Fresh Squeezed Opera, The Knights, and contributed to the opera Magdalene as part the Prototype Festival 2020 in NYC. She’s been composer-in-residence at the Watermill Center, Exploring the Metropolis, Inc., Atlantic Center for the Arts, Avaloch Farms, Roulette and Pioneer Works. She has had her compositions presented at venues including National Sawdust, The Stone, Issue Project Room, HERE Arts Center, the National Guitar Society, MATA, and Lincoln Center Atrium. She released her debut album Sympathy on Software Recording Co. in 2015. Tour highlights included David Byrne’s Meltdown Festival, London, Pop Kultur Festival, Berlin, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam, The Great Escape, Brighton, UK, Marfa Myths Festival, TX, The Wick presented by Pitchfork, and a series at Roulette with Missy Mazzoli curated by Meredith Monk. She released her sophomore album, Empty Me, on Double Double Whammy in 2018. She graduated from the Yale School of Music in Composition.
Elora is a 23-year-old singer-songwriter born and raised in New York. While she first intended on pursuing a career in vocal jazz, she fell in love with writing during her studies at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. She had the opportunity to study with artists Kate Davis and Vilray as she released her first EP ‘Hello Crow.’ This was an incredibly valuable experience which led her deeper into the recording arts. By the time of the pandemic she began producing her own music. It was through this experience that she was able to create the songs that represented her best, combining folk rock, psychedelia, and pop. Elora is currently recording her first album titled ‘Pitfall,’ comprised of songs written while quarantined in Brooklyn, New York.