Matt Darriau + Katie Down = Lyre Bird

December 24, 2009 § Leave a comment

Looking ahead past XMas: Dec 26th at 9 and 10:30pm we are joined by Lyre Byrd. Lyre Bird is a New York duo exploring unusual instruments of wind, water, earth and metal. Live instruments and loops create intricate, evocative textures and groove. The musicians are Matt Darriau of Klezmatics and Paradox Trio fame, known for his expertise on Bulgarian instruments such as the kaval and gaida as well as many other woodwinds including sax, clarinet, flutes, etc. Katie Down is a theatrical sound designer and composer and has been playing homemade instruments and found objects for many years including glass harmonica, steel cello, lithophone, as well as flute and voice. They premiered their group at the Stone, NYC in April, 2008.

Featuring Matt Darriau, reeds; Katie Down, voice, flute, harmonica, glass….; with special guests; Peck allmond, mbira, winds; Mathias Kunzli, Percussion, The Hang; Noah Hoffeld, cello. Cover’s just $10.

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