Leila Bordreuil / Apologist / S.P.A.L.L.

Wednesday, July 17, 8-10:30pm

$12 – Get Tickets HERE

The Avalon Lounge
29 Church St
Catskill, NY

LeilaBordreuil is a Brooklyn-based cellist, composer and sound-artist from France. She accesses concepts as diverse as Noise, contemporary classical, free jazz, and experimental traditions but adheres to none of them. Her music mixes deep melancholia with harsh noise-walls at ear-bleeding levels, and was described by the New York Times as “steadily scathing music, favoring long and corrosive atonalities”. 

Leila is a dedicated improviser and “rising figure in New York’s improvised music scene” (The Chicago Reader). 
As per the tradition of improvised music, she has maintained a very active concert schedule sharing the stage with a wide range of artists including Marina Rosenfeld, Lee Ranaldo, Eli Keszler, Anthony Coleman, Peter Evans, Thurston Moore, Nate Wooley, SENYAWA, C. Spencer Yeh, Toshimaru Nakamura, Tetuzi Akiyama, Susan Alcorn, Ingrid Laubrock, Zeena Parkins, Weasel Walter, Kim Gordon, Chris Corsano, Aki Onda and more.

Her collaborative projects are notoriously numerous and diverse, and include duos with Bill Nace (Body/Head), Japanoise artist Tamio Shiraishi (Fushitutsa), techno producer Bookworms, bassist Zach Rowden, sound-artist Julia Santoli, saxophonist Michael Foster, and a freely improvised trio with Sean Ali and Joanna Mattrey. 

Her work has been showcased at notable venues such as  The Whitney Museum, The Kitchen, MoMA PS1, Issue Project Room, Lincoln Center, the Stone, Roulette, Pioneer Works, Le Guess Who (Utrecht), Cafe Oto (London, UK), All Ears Festival (Oslo, NO), KRAAK Festival (Brussels), Sound of Stockholm Festival, BRDCST Festival (Brussels), Control Club (Bucharest), Ausland (Berlin, DE), Ftarri (Tokyo, JP), the Heresy Series for Women in Sound (Manila, PHL), and countless basements across the U.S.A. 
Apologist (Philadelphia, PA) makes experimental/ambient music. She is a founder of No Rent Records


Jul 17 2024


8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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