Tuesday 4 September 2018, 7.30pm
"Lewandowski’s skeletal vocals nestled amidst house-of-cards instrumental arrangements point to a future where improvisers might be able to bridge the gap between our present thirst for novel timbres and our past predilection for narrative-driven songs." – Jonathan Pfeffer, WXPN, Philadelphia
Annie Lewandowski is a composer, improviser, and multi-instrumentalist whose work has situated her between the worlds of improvisation and independent rock music. As an improviser on the piano and accordion, she has recorded with Fred Frith, the London Improvisers Orchestra, Caroline Kraabel, Tim Feeney, CAGE, and Doublends Vert, and performed with improvisers including Theresa Wong, Miya Masaoka, Chris Cutler, Chris Corsano, Evan Parker, Ellen Fullman, and Charles Hayward.
In Lewandowski's band, Powerdove, she is joined by Thomas Bonvalet and Chad Popple to create a rattling, crackling and compelling songs that fizz with energy and seem to come together at exactly the point they're being pulled apart – pop music viewed askance in a singular vision.