Lili St Anne // EP Release Party
"She creeps and crawls and sifts through the montañas, mountains, and arroyos, dry riverbeds, looking for wolf bones, and when she has assembled an entire skeleton, when the last bone is in place and the beautiful white sculpture of the creature is laid out before her, she sits by the fire and thinks about what song she will sing" -- Clarissa Pinkola Estés
This is the night we will finally share our debut EP Bone Marrow with our loved ones, performing it alongside some of our absolute favorite and most precious local musicians as well as friends who will be reading excerpts from the Bone Marrow book. Tucked into an old Portland Library is this magical place called The Hallowed Halls in Southeast Portland. This is where we'll be, weaving together story and poetry and videos and songs in a totally unique performance of this short record we have been lovingly crafting over the past 2 years.
7pm doors, 8pm performance, featuring Indira Valey and some VERY special guests which will be announced the day before the show! $10 - $25 sliding scale tickets.
With this EP comes an accompanying Bone Marrow book, collecting the writings and art of friends from all around the world who are inspired by the themes of grief, wildness, passionate love, and singing over the bones. We are printing the book in a limited edition of only 100 copies that will be available for purchase at the performance for $15. Cash, venmo, and cashapp payment options.
More about the performers -
Lili St Anne www.lilistanne.com
When Elizabeth Fagan was young, she would attend mass at her Catholic church and fantasize often about jumping up the altar and screaming into the microphone.
The singer of Portland-based band Lili St Anne (which also features members Jason Miller and Sam Arnold) liked to imagine what would happen to her if she interrupted the proceedings in such a surprising and intrusive way. What would peoples faces look like? Would she be dragged offstage?
Capturing perfectly the feverish creative energy behind Lili St Anne, new EP Bone Marrow is fraught with frenetic verve and riddled with improvisation, imposing musical chops, syncopated moments, vaulting vocal melodies and, seated quietly beneath it all, grief. Each song is about someone Fagan has lost: through the lens of animal imagery, she dives into her past, addressing growing up queer in the church and her conflicting feelings of desire that weave their way in and out of Fagan's life and songs. Music has been a way for me to talk about my relationships and my identity in a way that I just never felt allowed to, says Fagan.
And Lili St Annes invitation into the primal wilderness of desire is evident in the self-contained zeitgeist of Bone Marrow, expressing dazzling humanity in its yearnings for love, sensuality, and connection in a world unglued: a summons to stand boldly in the light despite living in an environment designed to keep you in the dark.
Indira Valey https://indiravaley.bandcamp.com/
Indira Valey (Portland, OR) is an avant garde multi-instrumentalist and performance artist who channels powerful songs that reverberate with the voices of her ancestors and speak directly to modern audiences. Her ancient-sounding, resonant voice is a force of nature, and she utilizes looping technology, effects pedals, and a unique palette of instruments (including flugelhorn, timpani, kalimba, electric guitar) to create mesmerizing and memorable live performances that are ever-changing due to her spontaneous improvisational magic.
Her debut album Recordar is a bilingual collection of oceanically soothing, powerfully healing songs about memory and finding your own inner power. In Spanish, "recordar" means both "to remember" and "to pass back through the heart.
Special Guests - TO BE ANNOUNCED!
The Hallowed Halls (View)
4420 SE 64th Ave.
Portland, OR 97206
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