TOUR

Mary Edwards tour dates
29 Mar 2015 / Rockwood Music Hall

11 Mar 2015 / Davis Auditorium

09 Nov 2014 / Rockwood Music Hall

14 Sep 2014 / Rockwood Music Hall

01 Jun 2014 / Rockwood Music Hall

29 Jun 2013 / Rockwood Music Hall

01 Jun 2013 / BGSQSD/NY

06 Apr 2013 / Frostburg Theater

PRESS


Interview: per/severance, The Fall River Herald

Review: per/severance, The Bedford Standard-Times

Release: per/severance, The Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery

Review: Eastern/Central & Mountain/Pacific, Yahoo News

Review: Eastern/Central & Mountain/Pacific, Popshifter

Review: Eastern/Central & Mountain/Pacific, Dougsploitation

Review: Eastern/Central & Mountain/Pacific, Deep Dish

Interview: Console, Popshifter

Review: Console, On Film

RECORDING

Everyday Until Tomorrow
Spring 2015

Everyday Until Tomorrow—Mary Edwards' latest solo release captures the essence of Modernism, '60s film scores and classic pop, thinking in terms of miniature movies (to paraphrase Burt Bacharach) to create pocket symphonies and an indelible, sprawling landscape of sound. Available on Bandcamp.




BROADCAST

For The Time Being on Scordatura:
Composer Talk
May 31, 2013

On 91.7 KTRU's Contemporary, Avante Garde, Electroacoustic, Acousmatic, radio show, hosts Hsin-Jung Tsai and Chris Becker play and discuss a variety of 20th and 21st century works.  It’s a casual, informal, yet serious evening of music and talk. The May 31 program featured Hasu Patel’s Sitar Concerto, and music for mixed media installations, including works by New York-based composer Mary Edwards (For the Time Being and "In the Warm Space"), Nico Muhly and David Sylvian (Approaching Silence).  
 
Composer Talk streams live on the web at www.ktru.org 5 to 7 PM CT. Tune in and find out why talking about music is like dancing about architecture.


SOUND INSTALLATION

No Man Must Speak But in Whispers at The Provincetown Museum
January 24 through April 27, 2014

Mary Edwards' Ambient work inspired by the tale of Moby Dick from the perspective of The Whale to be installed.


BROADCAST

Liner Notes With Mary Edwards: It's Rainmaking Time
2010

Being a creative artist today takes a bit of risk-taking, tons of courage, and a profound trust in oneself as an artistic being. Although many artists are skilled at their craft, not all of them can easily express the wonders, paradoxes, and mysteries that emerge from their private creative space. Mary Edwards has a unique ability to share a rarefied realm as a talented composer, singer, songwriter and arranger. In this interview on It's Rainmaking Time she explains the intricacies of navigating life as a creative being in pursuit of a calling. Welcome our guest as she shares wisdom from her multifaceted artistic path working successfully in the midst of a great international economic crisis.


Mary Edwards, on tympani, as part of a 40-piece ensemble performing John Luther Adams' Inuksuit, October 2014.
CONCERT

Mary Edwards Joins 40-Piece Percussion Ensemble to Perform Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer John Luther Adams' Inuksuit
Sat, Oct 3, 2014

Conductor Andy Bliss of the acclaimed nief-norf ensemble directs Pulitzer Prize-Winning composer John Luther Adams’ Inuksuit — for 40 percussionists. The outdoor concert was spread across the UNC Asheville Quad and surrounding Asheville woodland campus.

SOUND INSTALLATION

Conversation at 2 West 13 Street at The Shelia Johnson Design Center/Parsons NY
January 2014

Conversation at 2 West 13th Street is an extension of a sound showcase hosted by the research group Sound@Newschool. As one of the participants invited to engage sonically with a specific image from the building, Mary Edwards created a response to a cantilevered room. It will be installed as a component of the exhibition at the Sheila Johnson Design Center opening in January 2014.

PERFORMANCE

Jomama Jones: Night Flowers at JACK/Brooklyn
30 October through 1 November 2014, 8:00 PM

Mary Edwards MCs and performs in Jomama Jones: Night Flowers, featuring musical director Dr. Bobby Halvorson, Helga Davis, Jacques Gerard Colimon, Rhonda Ross, Will Davis, and celebrated performance scholar E. Patrick Johnson. Jomama Jones is the creation of Daniel Alexander Jones, an Alpert award-winning interdisciplinary artist, named by American Theatre Magazine “one of the artists whose work would] change American stages for decades to come.”

SOUND INSTALLATION

per/severance and this bright morning at The Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery
Sep 5 — Oct 17, 2013


The 2013-14 Season at The Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery in Fall River , MA opened with an exhibition featuring the debut of Mary Edwards' new work, per/severance, a 14-minute, two-channel ambient sound installation about the Quequechan River, evocative of many things, the memories that the water still carries, and the conversation it would have if someone were there to listen.

Read More:
Mary Edwards' per/severance at The Grimshaw-Gudewicz Gallery.

Review: Sound Installation Brings Quequechan River Indoors (The Fall River Herald News, Oct 2013)

Review: BCC Exhibition is Both Evocative, Soothing (The Bedford Standard-Times, 5 October 2013)

SOUND INSTALLATION

The Sweet Curve, Epilogue for a Quinn Martin Production, and per/severance to be Installed for Penumbra Exhibition at Gallery 114
Jan 2 —Feb 5, 2014

The Sweet Curve—part of a sound trilogy where each composition reflects the conflict of desire and uncertainty that seems to simultaneously haunt intimate (if sometimes interim) spaces, each drawing on the relationship we have with temporality, where the anticipation of travel or movement often overshadows the destinantion — signifies the essence and impermanence of nature and architecture, evoking both absence and presence through sound. Mary Edwards practices what Juhani Pallasmaa calls "Sensuous Minimalism," where a certain neutrality, restraint and silence are an inherent quality of the discipline: "The significance of architecture is not in its material form, but in its capacity to reveal deeper layers of existence." The Sweet Curve—in addition to her sound compositions, per/severance and Epilogue for a Quinn Martin Production —will be installed as part of the Penumbra exhibition at Gallery 114 in Portland, Oregon, January 2 through February 5 2014.
SOUND INSTALLATION

I Could Live Forever (In a Day Like Today), Altamont, and The Juice of Stone to be Installed for Taproot Exhibition at Gallery 114, Portland, OR
Jan 2 —Feb 1, 2013

I Could Live Forever (In a Day Like Today)—part of a sound trilogy where each composition reflects the conflict of desire and uncertainty that seems to simultaneously haunt intimate (if sometimes interim) spaces, each drawing on the relationship we have with temporality, where the anticipation of travel or movement often overshadows the destinantion — signifies the essence and impermanence of nature and architecture, evoking both absence and presence through sound. Mary Edwards practices what Juhani Pallasmaa calls "Sensuous Minimalism," where a certain neutrality, restraint and silence are an inherent quality of the discipline: "The significance of architecture is not in its material form, but in its capacity to reveal deeper layers of existence." I Could Live Forever (In a Day Like Today)—in addition to her sound compositions, Altamont and The Juice of Stone —will be installed as part of the Taproot exhibition at Gallery 114 in Portland, Oregon, January 2 through February 1 2013.
SOUND INSTALLATION

For The Time Being 1, Off Season Fairground, and Arctic Cathedral Topographies (Aerial View) to be Installed for Exit, Winter Exhibition at Gallery 114, Portland, OR
Jan 5 through 28, 2012

For the Time Being 1—part of a sound trilogy where each composition reflects the conflict of desire and uncertainty that seems to simultaneously haunt intimate (if sometimes interim) spaces, each drawing on the relationship we have with temporality, where the anticipation of travel or movement often overshadows the destinantion — signifies the essence and impermanence of nature and architecture, evoking both absence and presence through sound. Mary Edwards practices what Juhani Pallasmaa calls "Sensuous Minimalism," where a certain neutrality, restraint and silence are an inherent quality of the discipline: "The significance of architecture is not in its material form, but in its capacity to reveal deeper layers of existence." For The Time Being—in addition to her sound compositions, Off Season Fairground and Arctic Cathedral Topographies (Aerial View) —will be installed as part of the Exit, Winter exhibition at Gallery 114 in Portland, Oregon, January 5 through 28, 2012.


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