About


mj improvises + composes in multiple media

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About


mj improvises + composes in multiple media

Molly has played with musicians including Saul Williams, Nicole Mitchell, Robert Ashley, Jaribu Shahid, Tyshawn Sorey, Ed Sarath, Kei Akagi, Paul de Jong, Wadada Leo Smith, Andrew Bishop, Douglas Ewart, Joo Won Park, Elliott Sharp, Cheick Hamala Diabate, Marion Hayden, Matt Kiroff, and many friends in Detroit and Cleveland.  Her compositions, video pieces, and poetry have been performed in a variety of cities and settings, including abandoned homes, public woods, and large graduations.

Her septet album Microliths was nominated for Debut Album 2017 in NPR's Jazz Critics' Poll.  She is currently working on a duo album with bassist Betsy Soukup, a multi-city sound installation using stickers, and a participatory opera-ballet with her new performance company Untoward Co.

She is a member of many projects including Polyfold musical arts collective, Rhyta Musik Balkan brass band, Gabriel Brass Band, Hotline Strings contradance band, Jon Taylor's Mover, Darrin James' funk band Disaster Relief, Neal Anderson Quintet, Kirsten Carey's Uruberos Sextet, and electronic trio ParkJonesKoi.

Here is her CV and List of Compositions and zine of poems, Moon Jar.  She received her MFA through UC Irvine's program in Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology.

 

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