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Tue, Oct 23, 2018 7:30pm –

Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street
Btwn Rivington & Delancey
New York, NY 10002

Dixon Place


Islander is a music and movement suite scored for various keyboards, sarunay, and electronics. The work examines the residue colonialism has left behind through centuries and generations, the tension and loss that exists within one’s identity.

Islander is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by LMCC.


Sugar Vendil is a New York-based multidisciplinary artist. She is a composer, pianist, and theater maker. Her artistic practice is strongly focused on rigorous discipline as a musician and performance that integrates music, movement, fashion, and unconventional approaches to the piano. Vendil was a 2017 Summer Labs Artist in Residence at National Sawdust and a 2016 Fellow in the Target Margin Institute for Collaborative Theater Making.  Other residencies: Earthdance, A-Z West Wagon Station Encampment, Arts Letters & Numbers, and Yaddo. She is the founder of The Nouveau Classical Project, a music ensemble that collaborates with fashion designers for its performances.

Melinda Faylor is a pianist and curator specializing in contemporary music, extended piano techniques, electronics, and collaboration with dance. She has performed/collaborated with the Curiosity Cabinet, Vervet Dance, Ensemble 212, Lunatics at Large,Tenth Intervention, and others. She is the founder of Areté Venue and Gallery in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Mary Prescott is an interdisciplinary artist who explores the foundations and facets of identity and social conditions through experiential performance.  An Artist-in-Residence at the Hudson Opera House (NY), Prescott’s work includes her online sound journal, Where We Go When; Hook & Eye, performance with visual artist Angela Costanzo Paris; and Nocecrepa,music for visual artist Thereska Gregor and Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance. A New York Foundation for the Arts Emerging Leader, Prescott is Co-Founder and former Artistic Director of the Lyra Music Festival at Smith College. She is a graduate of The University of Minnesota, and Manhattan School of Music.