with Matt Siffert
Sat March 2nd, 2013
Minimum Age: All Ages
Doors Open: 6:30PM
Show Time: 7:30PM
Event Ticket: $15
Day of Show: $20
We are pleased to announce that the official NYC launch for Sasha’s debut EP ‘So Polite’ will take place at Le Poisson Rouge on 2nd March. A special edition vinyl has been produced by Gearbox records and will be available for purchase at the show. Identified by CBS as one to watch, Siem has been making waves in British music. ‘So Polite’ features four new songs from her highly anticipated debut album, ‘Knots and do-nots’, due for release in May 2013.
Siem’s songs combine raw and playful lyrics with intricately crafted accompaniments. Their unique soundworld is influenced as much by classical composers György Kurtág and Claude Vivier as by pioneering singer-songwriters Tom Waits, Björk and Joanna Newsom.
‘So Polite’ will be available for download from itunes and Amazon from 1st Feb 2013.
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Born in London to a British mother and Norwegian father, Sasha began playing the ‘cello and writing, recording and performing her own songs at an early age. This year, Sasha will release her debut album – knots and do-nots – a collection of songs that entice us on an adventure to the frontiers of song and psyche.
Sasha studied music at Cambridge and Harvard and by her early twenties, she had written music for the London Symphony Orchestra, The Royal Opera House, Rambert Dance Company, Opera North, The Aldeburgh Festival, Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Neue Vocalisten Stuttgart, The London Sinfonietta, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2010 she became one of the youngest people to win a prestigious British composer award.
Sasha has also participated in a range of collaborations with electro artists including Samson of bpitch control – who she met while living in Berlin in 2009 – and has performed her songs at venues across Europe, including the Royal Opera House, London; HBC, Berlin; Le Poisson Rouge, NYC.
Matt Siffert is a New York City-based composer, songwriter, and bassist. He is committed to these duties as individual crafts, as well as exploring the connections between all three. Lucid Culture praised his interdisciplinary approach to music-making as “something entirely new.”
As a composer, he has premiered music locally and internationally, from the Kaufman Center in New York City to Villa La Pietra in Florence. He has worked with groups such as Imani Winds, Wet Ink, Trio Kavak, and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). His music has been described as “bluesy, yet searchingly pensive” by Examiner.
As a songwriter, he has been a finalist in the BMI John Lennon Scholarship, a fellow at the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Workshop at Northwestern University, and a member of The Singer-Songwriter Sessions at The Bitter End. Of his songs The Glass music blog said simply, “Get out of my head Matt Siffert!”
As a bassist, he has performed in various capacities, from Cornelia Street Café in New York City to the Siena Jazz Festival in Italy. He has performed and studied with musicians such as Jean-Michel Pilc and Kermit Driscoll. He has been called “a superbly confident bassist” by Feast of Music.
In June 2012 he released ‘Morningside,’ his first EP as a solo artist. In December 2012 he released his second — entitled ‘Cold Songs’– which premiered at I-Beam, in New York City. His third, entitled ‘This Isn’t Love,’ will premiere in the Spring of 2013.
Matt Siffert grew up in New York City. He studied composition at The Juilliard School evening division with Conrad Cummings and Jonathan Dawe. He received his Bachelor’s degree in music and psychology from Carnegie Mellon University, where he graduated cum laude and as a Carnegie Scholar.