Wendy Eisenberg

About Wendy Eisenberg

Wendy Eisenberg is a singer/songwriter, vocalist, and poet. She is also an improvising guitarist and banjo player. Whether using free jazz, new music, extreme metal, and/or art song, her music explores knotty questions about the place of the human body and the sometimes mercurial relationship between it and artistic practice in the world. A graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, she has written and performed in numerous projects, including with the experimental noise-punk band Birthing Hips, with vocalist Carrie Furniss, drummer Owen Liza Winter, and bassist Andres Abenante. Her writings on music can be found in John Zorn's Arcana VIII: Musicians on Music, and on various jazz blogs. In addition, Eisenberg has collaborated with Joe Morris, Damon Smith, Zorn, and Travis LaPlante, to name a scant few. As a solo artist she has premiered original works by Zorn, Maria Schneider, and Bill Holman, among others. Eisenberg has two simultaneous solo careers: that of an improviser/composer, and as a singer/songwriter. Her debut offering, Collected Early Works was issued in the fall of 2015, followed by the EP Window Box in June the next year. In April of 2017 she issued her "songs" album Time Machine through HEC (reissued by Feeding Tube the following year). Birthing Hips' full-length debut, Urge to Merge, appeared on NNA Tapes in fall 2017. As an improviser, she issued two albums in October 2018: the solo improv date Its Shape Is Your Touch on VDSQ via Black Editions and The Machinic Unconscious on Tzadik in an improvisational trio with bassist Trevor Dunn and drummer Ches Smith. ~ Thom Jurek

United States of America
December 18, 1991

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