IU: Sarah Hennies, Audrey Q. Snyder, Dara Anissi, La Llorona

IU: Sarah Hennies, Audrey Q. Snyder, Dara Anissi, La Llorona

Sat · July 14, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)


This event is all ages

Sarah Hennies
Sarah Hennies
Sarah Hennies (b. 1979, Louisville, KY) is a percussionist and composer currently residing in Ithaca, NY. Her work is primarily concerned with an immersive, psychoacoustic presentation of sound brought about by an often grueling, endurance-based performance practice that Nathan Thomas of Fluid Radio described as "a highly sophisticated and refined performance technique...that starts and ends with listening and encourages a different way of listening from its audience." She received her M.A. in percussion from the University of California-San Diego in 2003 where she studied with renowned percussionist Steven Schick, and is currently a member of Meridian, a percussion trio with Tim Feeney and Greg Stuart. Prior to relocating to Ithaca, Hennies was based in Austin, TX, for ten years where she performed with the Austin New Music Co-op, The Weird Weeds and a variety of other projects.

In 2016 Sarah was chosen as a fellow in music/sound from the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Hennies is also an interpreter of the work of other modern composers having recorded and performed music by John Cage, Alvin Lucier, Jandek, Peter Ablinger, Kunsu Shim, Jürg Frey, Ellen Fullman, Radu Malfatti, Arnold Dreyblatt and many others. Her work as both composer and performer can be heard on a wide variety of labels including Quakebasket, Senufo Editions, Consumer Waste, Astral Spirits, Accidie, and Quiet Design.

In 2013 Hennies also founded the record label Weighter Recordings for releasing her own work and other new and unusual music by living composers.
Audrey Q. Snyder
An advocate of contemporary instrumental music, Audrey Q. Snyder is an experimental cellist based in Chicago, IL. With an educational background in classical music, Snyder breaks the classical instrumental structure in an effort to blend it with contemporary tastes. Her tour this summer is focused on that blend; largely filled with cello and electronics. As a pop and rock musician, Miss Snyder has performed several times with folk artist Emily Mure at venues including Club Passim, Rockwood Music Hall, and The Living Room, and can be heard on Emily's 2017 album Worth. On the classical side, Snyder has collaborated with members of Ensemble Signal, Ensemble Dal Niente, and others. Snyder is a core member of the Chicago-based Zafa Collective, a new music group founded with the idea of inclusivity (both in programming and performance) at its core.
Dara Anissi
Since he was a teenager, Dara has been composing and performing on a wide variety of stringed instruments, from guitar and oud to banjo and mandolin.
Dara Anissi was born in Tehran, Iran on October 11, 1973 and moved to the United States in 1975 as his family escaped the oppressive regime of the Ayatollah Khomeini. He began playing the guitar at age five and continued to play for the next thirty-five years, adding a wide variety of instruments and styles to his repertoire.
Dara attended the Ithaca College Music Conservatory from 1991-1995 where he received a Bachelor’s in Music composition. During this time he also studied classical guitar privately with Ed Flower. Dara is one of the founding members of The Hog-Tie Sessions in which he plays the acoustic guitar, Celtic-style mandolin, and tenor banjo. Dara also performs with The Cornell Middle Eastern Ensemble and the middle-eastern group Souk, where he plays the dumbek and oud. He also writes and performs with his own middle-eastern-influenced rock band.
Dara sees playing, composing, and exploring music as the primary focus in his life and he believes that music is a unifying force for the world. Dara currently teaches music at the Lehman Alternative Community School in Ithaca, NY.
Venue Information:
Sacred Root Kava Lounge & Tea Bar
103 S Geneva St
Ithaca, NY, 14850