On Tour / 2017


Tour dates





Everyday Until Tomorrow
Recording
2017

Everyday Until Tomorrow—Mary Edwards' conceptual fourth studio release is a "soundtrack" for an imagined television series set in a 1960s-era NYC airport. Available 7/1 on Bandcamp.






Endeavour: A Space Trilogy
Sound Installation and Composition
June 3, 2017 / Indivisible Gallery, Portland, OR
June 11, 2017 / Beach Institute, Savannah GA


Mary Edwards will be holding a conversation and an immersive listening session of her recent work, a sound installation inspired by the historic mission of NASA astronaut, Dr. Mae Jemison on the following dates:

June 3 / Indivisible Gallery, Portland, Oregon
June 11 / The Beach Institute, Savannah, Georgia

All events are free and open to the public.





The Space Between: A Sound Trilogy
Recording
2017


The Space Between: A Sound Trilogy 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 destination. The ambience 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".

Available on Bandcamp.

“...an intriguing and important project which hopes to subversively acknowledge the role of humans in the way architecture functions (or doesn’t) in our culture. Mary Edwards hopes to take space back for all of us, not through seizure of property or the redefinition of place, but through the use of melody and phrasing and multi-aural overlay.”
—Katt Lissard

“...not only has Mary Edwards built a resonant dialogue among disciplines, she has amassed a body of work bound together by common themes, of the nature and philosophy of space, of the place of home and the power of nostalgia and, of the effects of all of these things on both the fixed and fluid aspects of identity and experience.”
—Daniel Alexander Jones

“…Mary Edwards is sensitive to aesthetic spaces.There is a sense of a grand nostalgia, a wonderment of Modernist sensibility and individualism within her compositional subjects...Mary results in finding and creating spaces between that are intimate, romantic and idyllic."
—Laiwan Chung

“...quite resonant.”
—Laura Koplewitz.






No Man Must Speak But in Whispers
Sound Installation
Jan 24—Apr 27, 2014 / The Provincetown Museum
May 29—Jun 28, 2014 / Grimshaw-Gudewicz Gallery



Mary Edwards' Ambient sound installation inspired by the tale of Moby Dick from the perspective of The Whale installed Spring through Summer, 2014.






per/severance
Sound Installation
Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery
Fall River, Massachussetts
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)





The Ever-Enchanting Mary Edwards
Interview
2015



Felicity Fenton interviews Mary, who plays with space, and the sounds in and in between those spaces. As a composer, songwriter and sound artist whose projects range from recordings and performances "evocative of epic cinematic soundtracks combined with lyrical intimacy..." (Time Out NY), to immersive environmental and architectural sound installations, her work is informed by themes of temporality, impermanence, nostalgia, longing, childhood and the natural world
.





Eastern/Central & Mountain/Pacific
Recording
2012


Available on Bandcamp.

"Mary Edwards' new album shines with the quality and influence of a super-cool pop era: There's that cinematic touch of Francis Lai, that great Pacific Coast Highway vibe of Burt Bacharach, the poetic longing and lilt of the Carpenters and that hip urgency of a Lalo Schifrin TV theme for a Quinn Martin Production."
—Bobby Rivers, NPR

"The opening track, "Time and I" just sweeps you away to a luscious stoned soul picnic where echoes of The 5th Dimension and Swing Out Sister drown out all the noise of the surrounding madworld and set the tone for the rest of the addictive playlist..."
—Dougsploitation

With every one of her works being a cause for celebration, Mary Edwards gives us further reason to revel with the release of her opulent, yet earthy album, Eastern/Central & Mountain/Pacific.
—Popshifter





A Tribute to Joe Raposo
Recording


Mary Edwards commemorates the late Joe Raposo with her cover of "Everybody Sleeps." Raposo was the prolific composer of nearly every classic '70s and '80s Sesame Street and Electric Company song along with a host of other memorable television themes like Three's Company, film soundtracks, station I.D.s and Sinatra tunes. This tribute album (including The Autumn Defense, Orwell and A Girl Called Eddy) is produced by Jonathan Donaldson and is scheduled to release this year. Read more at For Children and Adults Alike: A Tribute to Joe Raposo and Joe Raposo Tribute.



The Women at the Well: Palimpsest
Theatrical Score
Apr 3 - 5, 2014 / The Belknap Mill, Lanconia, NH
Jun 17, 2014 / The Little Church Theater, Holdrness, NH



Original theatrical score written by Mary Edwards for the stage adaptation of Grace Bauer's The Women at the Well, directed by Sharon Rae Paquette, set design by Liz Buckley.



For The Time Being
Broadcast
Scordatura: Composer Talk
2013



On 91.7 KTRU's Contemporary, Avante Garde, Electroacoustic, Acousmatic, radio show, Scordatura: Composer Talk, 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.




Mary Edwards Joins 40-Piece Percussion Ensemble to Perform Pulizer Prize-Winning Composer John Luther Adams' Inuksuit
Concert
Asheville, NC
2014


Conductor Andy Bliss of the acclaimed nief-norf ensemble directed 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 on Oct 3, 2014.


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





Penumbra
Exhibition/Sound Installation
Gallery 114
Portland, OR
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.





Taproot
Exhibition/Sound Installation
Gallery 114
Portland, OR
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.



Strange Relations
Broadcast
Scordatura: Composer Talk
2013


Mary is currently composing a film score for Velvet Candy Entertainment's forthcoming "darkly imaginative" and "hilariously tragic" comedy thriller, set between the 1960s- and present-day California. Mary has previously worked on the Production team's Pretty: The Series. Seasons 2 and 3 of this award-winning mockumentary that spoofs kiddie beauty pageants (Toddlers & Tiaras, Little Miss Perfect) and soap operas, featured the show's farcical theme song, "Gumdrop the Unicorn," covered by a different artist per episode. For Mary Edwards' Season 2 version, she takes her cue from Charles Fox's "Love, American Style"; for her Season 3 version, she gives it an instrumental 1980s DALLAS treatment.




Archive //

MAR 26, 2017 / ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL

FEB 26, 2017 / ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL

FEB 08, 2017 / CAFFE VIVALDI

DEC 22, 2016 / ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL

NOV 05, 2016 / THE BEACH INSTITUTE, SAVANNAH, GA

NOV 06, 2016 / TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH, STATESBORO, GA

SEPT 18, 2016 / ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL

AUG 18, 2016 / ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL

JUN 07, 2016 / ARLENE'S GROCERY

MAY 01, 8, 15, 22, 2016 / ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL (RESIDENCY)

APR 08, 2016 / WESTMINSTER CHOIR COLLEGE / ECOMUSICOLOGY

FEBRUARY 14, 21, 28, 2016 / ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL (RESIDENCY)


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