Ami Dang fuses sitar, voice, and electronics to create east-meets-west, ambient, experimental, psych music. In her upcoming experimental album Parted Plains featuring sitar and electronics, she draws inspiration from South Asian and Middle Eastern folktales. Galvanized by Western, neocolonial interpretations of these stories, Parted Plains unfolds as a new sort of soundtrack for a yet-to-be written folktale that is neither Eastern nor Western, not traditional or contemporary--but somewhere in between.
Kendra Amalie is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and new media artist working with technology and tradition to estimate the sound of modern folk. In her latest musical incarnation, she plays fingerstyle guitar on an acoustic/electric 12-string accompanied by motion controlled synths and visualization.