September 06, 2012
If you're in NYC this coming Saturday and/or Sunday, you can visit Sarah in Williamsburg during GO! Brooklyn Art's Open Studios.  Be sure to register to vote ahead of time.  Artists with the most votes after the two days of open studios get a curatorial visit by the Brooklyn Museum!  
 
There are some interesting artists participating, all across Brooklyn. Click HERE for a full list of participating Williamsburg artists and their studios. And HERE for additional info on Sarah's studio.  Stop by, say hi, enjoy some art - Sarah will have a selection of prints, film footage, and Tableau Vivant performance footage available for viewing.
 
Saturday, September 8th:  11:00 - 1:30pm, 3:30pm - 7:00pm
Sunday, September 9th:  11:00am - 7:00pm
August 15, 2012
This video's entrancing. Why? What's my favorite part? I think it's the transition from verse to chorus. Hits me. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3Jv9fNPjgk&feature=related

June 25, 2012
Last week, I sang with fire on my head with the rest of the newly formed Fire Choir, in Times Square. Thank you to Anita Durst for making this possible for us. It was incredible to experience. And very very hot. We performed a gorgeous arrangement of Mad World, by Rima Fand, of Hydra. I want to do more of these. I think Flambeaux, the orchestrator of all things FIRE, will be booking more gigs for us. I'm looking forward to it for sure. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSTanJROJNM

June 18, 2012
Here is a great review of BSH's performance last night by music blog Lucid Culture, entitled Otherworldly Cutting-Edge Balkan Beauty from Black Sea Hotel (written by Delarue): 

Yesterday evening’s program at the Bang on a Can Marathon was enticing, but it couldn’t have been any more cutting-edge than Brooklyn Balkan a-cappella trio Black Sea Hotel’s performance at a reverb-rich synagogue in Ditmas Park. Willa Roberts, Corinna Snyder and Sarah Small sometimes take large scale arrangements of Bulgarian folk music and strip them down to just three voices; other times they do their own inventive arrangements of traditional melodies...
 
June 04, 2012
Yulix and The Extended Family release their record, Florida, and share the stage with Hydra for a couple songs this Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Bowery Ballroom in NYC. Other performers for the evening include DJ NickodemusNavegante, and The Pimps of Joytime (headlining).

Location: Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey Street, NYC 10002
Date/Time: June 9, doors 7:30pm, show 8:30pm sharp
Tickets $16 (in advance, $18 at the door)
June 01, 2012
For those of you who don’t know about the new baby creature born, meet HYDRA, new vocal trio I sing (and speak) with, grown out of collaborations in the last Tableau performance, with musical director and composer, Rima Fand, and vocalist, Yula Beeri.
 
Hydra sometimes wears a dress. Hydra does some ‘dancing’. Hydra sings in darkthick-textured harmony. Hydra currently speaks EnglishAlbanian and Gibberish. Hydra’s an infant. We are learning new linguistic and locomotive tricks every day. We have no pictures yet to prove it, so we hope you can come out and take some for us! … We will love you very much for this.
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June 01, 2012
On June 7, 2012Contaminate NYC will host 'Out of the Box', a benefit for video artist Brian Gonzalez aka Taxiplasm. The goal is to raise funds for Taxiplasm's film project Above Our Heads and Below Our Feet, which is a 3-year long film project inspired by the music of Colin Stetson with themes of institution, man versus animal, and our relationship with the divine. The evening will consist of live musical performances by Sean Ono Lennon, Hydra and the Click Clack Boom. Aerialist Seanna Sharpe will be creating acts for the evening. There will be a silent auction with works created by artists participating in the film. 

Location: The Box, 189 Chrystie Street, NYC 10002
Date/Time: June 7, 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Tickets $25, Purchase at the door
May 22, 2012
I don't understand this context. She's singing and crying and then her mother appears, but she thought she was missing forever (?) And the combination of audience reaction shots. I just can't figure out my reaction to this. I find myself crying, but also laughing, and uncomfortable. The audience shots seems strangely staged or something. I don't understand. I need to get a translation, I think. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ed2uQJHVN14&feature=related

 
May 13, 2012
Black Sea Hotel has been in hiding, rehearsing and prepping for a new album that will be recorded later this year. BSH’s first performance since January will showcase new vocal repertoire as well as collaborations with Jonny Rodgers on tuned wine glasses, guitars, samples and loops. Jonny will also be playing a short solo set, and he has an incredibly beautiful, lush voice and appreciation for haunting harmonies.

Location: Rockwood Music Hall,196 Allen Street, NYC 10002
Date/Time: June 3, doors 6:30pm, show 7:30pm sharp 
Tickets $10, Purchase HERE
May 03, 2012
Last night, Hydra performed with Feloche and others as party of Sxip Shirey's Birthday and Joe's Pub. Feloche was unique as can be and wonderfully full of energy. Loved his set. 
Check out his wild music video: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=378CbrEzUQ8
May 01, 2012
On Sunday, May 20 at 7:30pmHydra will introduce the evening with a solo set at Rockwood Music Hall. Next, Hydra vocals will accompany Moon Fool, a solo musical cabaret by Anna-Helena McLean, adapted from A Midsummer Night's Dream, and directed by Jonathan Grieve. And, if things couldn’t get better, Sarah’s good friend and Tableau collaborator Renzo Vitale will also be releasing his first solo piano album that same night, directly afterwards. It’s called ZEROSPACE. The evening is bound to be meditative and richly textured.

Location: Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street, NYC 10002
Date/Time: May 20, doors 6:30pm, show 7:30pm sharp
Tickets $8, Purchase HERE
April 19, 2012
Sxip Shirey brings together 5 of his favorite composer/sound artists for one evening of music that will delight and stun your ears: Featuring Todd Reynolds (impossible violin manipulation with Abelton), Sxip Shirey (sound objects and exploited instruments), Val INC. (deep sound machines), Adam Matta (human beatbox and vocal percussion), Hydra (vocal ensemble doing wild Albanian, Balkan, and original arrangements), and Jonny Rodgers (voice, glass harmonica, and loops).

Location: Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette Street, NYC 10003
Date/Time: May 2, 9:30pm sharp
Tickets $15, Purchase HERE
Book TODAY if interested, they're already almost sold out!

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