Was super honored to be with Albany Symphony and conductor David Alan Miller last week! Truly surreal to sing/debut an orchestral arrangement of my song Form and Flee by my former teacher Christopher Theofanidis, and additionally grateful for the review below.
Concert streaming at: albanysymphony.com/amf
“Composer and amazing singer Molly Joyce did a number by herself to introduce her collaboration with the Grammy-winning composer Christopher Theofanidis in their piece ‘Form and Flee.’ She worked with a toy electric organ and sang ‘I Was a Figure’ with lyrics by Marco Grosse and herself.
Her soprano has great range and she uses it without vibrato, more like an instrument to touch a pitch. The effect was ethereal, eerie, magical. Then, what Theofanidis did against that floating sound was to create a hip, subtle, rhythmic orchestra space that never intruded but always supported with repeated motifs, lots of color and with great style. The result was very seductive. The crowd loved it and gave a standing ovation.”
– Geraldine Freedman, The Daily Gazette — read full article here
Including a talk on Perspective, an ongoing project featuring disabled interviewees and with participants JJJJJerome, David Furukawa, Robin Marquis, and project curator Sandy Guttman.
I’m incredibly honored to share two events this last week as part of a Toulmin Fellowship with National Sawdust and NYU Center for Ballet and the Arts.
It was truly a dream to take part in these events – including a disability/accessibility discussion with award-winning actor, playwright, and director Gregg Mozgala and Copenhagen-based research organization Enactlab (David Oxenhandler, Jacob Yoon Egeskov Nossell, Kristian Moltke Martiny).
The events also involved the world premiere of Left and Right, a new collaborative work that explores myths of the left side. I was so fortunate to be joined by a dream team for this project – including writer/audio describer Max Greyson, choreographer/dancer Jerron Herman, director/filmmaker Austin Regan, ASL interpreter Brandon Kazen-Maddox, video editor Hannah Rifkin, audio engineer Michael Hammond, Director of ASL Shelly Guy, Director of Audio Descriptions Andy Slater, and accessibility consultant Sandy Guttman.
Very honored to interview Karine Grigoryan, Judy Heumann, Anna Landre, Charlotte V. McClain-Nhlapo, Susan Sygall, and Ekaete Umoh for Women in Foreign Policy!
Highlighting their experience as established and emerging leaders in foreign policy, and how disability informs global policy: womeninforeignpolicy.org/the-zig-zag/foreign-policy-disabled-leaders
Incredibly grateful to eBay for this profile!
From the website that gave access to a constant and always surprising array of organs – this is truly a #toy-organ-dream-come-true 🎹🙏
Watch + read here: ebayinc.com/stories/news/shaping-a-career-around-vintage-toy-organs
Super honored to receive a mention in the New York Times for PROTOTYPE Festival! Quote below + festival details here: prototypefestival.org/shows/modulation
“Molly Joyce’s ‘Out of a Thought’ mixes horror tropes: strobe lights, the camera diving into the blackness of an open box, grinding drones, scouring wails.” – Zachary Woolfe
Full article here.