Molly Joyce

Join us for a Digital Discovery concert with composer and performer Molly Joyce. Joyce will present five self-composed songs, including one from her forthcoming sophomore album on July 16. The accompanying visuals feature closed captioning.

Composer and performer Molly Joyce’s music has been described as “serene power” (The New York Times), written to “superb effect” (The Wire), and “impassioned” (The Washington Post). Her work is primarily concerned with disability as a creative source. She has an impaired left hand from a previous car accident, and the primary vehicle in her pursuit is her electric vintage toy organ, an instrument she bought on eBay which suits her body and engages her disability on a compositional and performative level. Her debut full-length album, Breaking and Entering, featuring toy organ, voice, and electronic sampling of both sources will be released in June 2020 on New Amsterdam Records, and has been praised by New Sounds as “a powerful response to something (namely, physical disability of any kind) that is still too often stigmatized, but that Joyce has used as a creative prompt.”

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