Wendy Eisenberg and Mattie & Debbie
Wendy Eisenberg is an improvising guitarist, banjo-player, vocalist and poet. Using the languages of free jazz, new music, extreme metal and art song, her music sets to pose and expose the questions surrounding the human body in the world and the representational and technical demands placed on it in artistic practice.
She has written and performed in numerous projects, including the critically acclaimed experimental band, Birthing Hips, described by NPR as “brainy, noisy punk based in sonic adventure, technical mastery, and rejection of the status quo.” Her work as an improviser has led to collaborations with Ted Reichman, Joe Morris, Damon Smith, John Zorn, Travis LaPlante and Zach Rowden, among many others. Eisenberg has premiered work by John Zorn, Maria Schneider, and Bill Holman, as well as the work of her many peers.
In addition to her work as a collaborative artist, she has two solo careers: improviser/composer, and songwriter. Wendy’s debut record as an improviser will come out on the esteemed label VDSQ in 2018. Her “songs” album, Time Machine, released on HEC Tapes in April 2017, will be re-released on Feeding Tube records in the spring, and she is slated to release a new song cycle summer 2018.
Mattie & Debbie
Irreverent, bold and inventive, Boston duo Mattie & Debbie (Sean Trischka and Stash Wyslouch) straddle the lines of bluegrass, performance art, punk, funk and pop .
The partnership of Sean Trischka (drum set, vox, other) and Stash Wyslouch (guitar, vox, other) manifested in the form of Mattie & Debbie in 2017, in an effort to streamline their musical collaboration. Whether re-imagining a classic cover or churning out one of their many original songs, Mattie & Debbie combine a love for the unknown and unexpected with detail, craft, and a telepathic communication nurtured in years of playing and learning together.