June 17, 2019
Doors At 7. Music At 7:30pm
Improvising guitarist, banjo player, vocalist, and poet Wendy Eisenberg performs a set of solo music for their Option debut. Wendy then joins Option’s own Tim Daisy for an interview about their life and work. Don’t miss it!
Wendy Eisenberg is an improvising guitarist. Their debut record as a solo improviser, “Its Shape Is Your Touch,” and their trio album, “The Machinic Unconscious,” with Ches Smith and Trevor Dunn, were both released in 2018, on VDSQ and Tzadik respectively. They have also released an album of songs for voice and guitar, entitled Time Machine.
They have written and performed in numerous projects, including the critically acclaimed band Birthing Hips, described by NPR as “brainy, noisy punk based in sonic adventure, technical mastery, and rejection of the status quo.” They lead a trio, Editrix, which explores similar parameters from an avant-metal perspective. Wendy’s work as an improviser has led to collaborations with John Zorn, Matt Mitchell, Trevor Dunn, Ted Reichman, Joe Morris, Damon Smith, and Weasel Walter.
Their writings on music can be found in John Zorn’s Arcana VIII, and in the Contemporary Music Review.