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Elizabeth Baker & Holland Hopson

Holland Hopson joins Elizabeth A. Baker for this stop on the first North American tour to promote her recent album Quadrivium on Aerocade Music.

Holland Hopson grafts traditional Appalachian banjo with live electronics to grow roots music for the 21st century. Since the early 2000s, Holland has injected his experimental and electronic leanings into the traditional song forms of Appalachian folk music.

After opening for legendary krautrock band Faust, Mike Hotter of Metroland wrote, “…amazing outré music… Hopson, in particular, is a must-see performer, a musical treasure hiding right under our noses.”

Holland has performed in Australia, Europe and North America along with notable experimental and outsider musicians such Macarthur Genius Award winners Anthony Braxton and George Lewis, live electronics pioneer David Behrman, sonic meditator Pauline Oliveros, mutant-trumpeter Ben Neill, free-improv innovators LaDonna Williams and Davey Smith, ECM recording artists Dans les arbres, noise-monger John Wiese, and the robotic instruments of LEMURplex.

Eschewing the collection of traditional titles that describe single elements of her body of work, Elizabeth refers to herself as a “New Renaissance Artist” that embraces a constant stream of change and rebirth in practice, which expands into a variety of media, chiefly an exploration of how sonic and spatial worlds can be manipulated to personify a variety of philosophies and principles both tangible as well as intangible. Elizabeth has received recognition from press as well as scholars, for her conceptual compositions and commitment to inclusive programming. In addition to studies of her work, Elizabeth has been awarded several fellowships, grants, and residencies, in addition to sponsorships from Schoenhut Piano Company and Source Audio LLC. As an experimental filmmaker, her work has been shown at festivals including Women of the Lens (United Kingdom), and the African Smartphone International Film Festival (Nigeria). As a solo recording artist, Elizabeth is represented by Aerocade Music, her first solo album on the California-based label Quadrivium released worldwide in May 2018 to rave reviews. She is founder of the Florida International Toy Piano Festival, The New Music Conflagration, Inc., author of three books, and the subject of a number of scholarly articles, thesis papers, and other academic research. In March 2018, Elizabeth retired from nonprofit arts administration to focus on her international solo career, though she remains committed to the community through workshops and public speaking engagements.

Earlier Event: March 31
Smash the Patriarchy Party
Later Event: April 4
Thursday Night Swing