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Live at Timucua: LEYA
March 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Harpist Marilu Donovan and violinist/vocalist Adam Markiewicz are NYC-based duo LEYA.
The group works with and against the grain of tradition, mining intensity through alternate tunings, strange harmonies, and dream-state operatic-like vocals. The resultant visceral experience is one of beauty but spans many imperfect worlds.
LEYA has released a steady volume of work in several years. Their two albums via NNA Tapes, The Fool (2018) and its critically acclaimed follow-up Flood Dream (2020), exist alongside a range of collaborations. In 2018, the group wrote and performed a full-length soundtrack to I Love You, an erotic film directed by Brooke Candy and produced by PornHub that also features the duo as actors. 2019’s Angel Lust, a collaborative EP with Eartheater, followed courtesy of legendary experimental label PAN. In 2020, they dropped a number of shorter releases including “Antigone,” a collaborative single with American black metal band Liturgy; a remix of their Flood Dream track “Wave” by British electronic musician Actress; another remix of the album’s penultimate track “First Way” by the venerable Drew McDowall (Coil/Psychic TV); and a collaboration with Deli Girls for their new album BOSS called “barriers to love.” Composer/Filmmaker Christina Vantzou delivered a final mashup remix of Flood Dream’s “Mary” and “ABBA” in May 2021.
LEYA has toured extensively since 2018, with over 300 dates played across North America in two years (prior to cancelling over 50 dates in 2020 due to the pandemic). They have performed at Le Guess Who?, Bowery Ballroom, Market Hotel, and recently provided live scoring to a Hood By Air fashion show curated by Surf Gang rapper Babyxsosa. The group also held a recording
residency at Brooklyn’s Pioneer Works in July 2020. LEYA is represented by Mute Song for publishing.
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