IV - Monday, November 21
Ana Roxanne, Rachika Nayar, Hotspring
Live at KW Studios
Ana Roxanne is a New York based musician working at the interzone of electric meditation, dream pop, and ambient songcraft. Her self-titled EP was later reissued by Leaving Records before signing with Kranky for her official full-length debut, 2020’s Because Of A Flower.
Her inspirations span the secular (R&B divas of 1980’s and 90’s) and the spiritual (Catholic choral traditions in which she was raised), synthesized into a uniquely intuitive sonic language, equal parts atmospheric and ancient, healing and hermetic.
Rachika Nayar is a Brooklyn-based musician. On her debut, Our Hands Against the Dusk, Nayar used her guitar as the primary source for sound design, mutating the instrument beyond recognition through layers of digital processing. Soon after, the album’s companion EP, fragments, on RVNG Intl’s imprint Commend, demonstrated the types of raw guitar-playing that would be transfigured into those grander compositions—miniature genre sketches that touched upon everything from post-rock to Midwestern emo.Nayar’s second full-length, Heaven Come Crashing, takes a left-turn into electronic maximalism. Retaining her mangled guitar stylings, she expands the tonal palette by looking not so much to the fretboard, as to the dance floor and the silver screen. With its M1 piano stabs, supersaws, and glimpses of Amen breaks, the album charts a luminescent space between 5 a.m. warehouse raves and the urban freeways of its cover image—romantic, nocturnal, and reckless in its velocity and emotional abandon.
Filtering 20th century guitar soli through the lens of a gas station attendant in a nearly-abandoned forest town, Hotspring is a rhizome of a fern attempting a peek out of the trunk of a derelict, mossy Passat. Something sadly optimistic rises like effervescence from the estuary.
Location & Event Details
New Forms 2022 Live Series IV will take place at our new venue, KW Studios, at #10 – 111 Hastings St W.
A versatile production and performance space with a long history in arts and underground music communities, KW Studios is located in close proximity to Waterfront Station and multiple bus lines (R5, 003, 008, 014, 020). The venue is wheelchair accessible, but should you require any accommodations, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for help.
Elevators and stairs leading to the performance space and refreshment area are accessible from the studio's Hastings St. entrance, just to the right of the main entrance to the Woodward's Atrium.
New Forms staff will be present at the door to welcome you and assist anyone with accessibility needs.