Eve Essex by Thomas Tourtelier

Eve Essex by Thomas Tourtelier

Eve Essex by Lena Shkoda

Eve Essex by Lena Shkoda

Eve Essex by Lena Shkoda

Eve Essex by Lena Shkoda

Eve Essex by Ben Smith

Eve Essex by Ben Smith

Eve Essex is a multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Brooklyn, NY. Primarily a woodwind player, she employs a wide instrumentation including alto saxophone, piccolo, and voice, supported with live processing, beds of synthesizers, drum machine, and other sounds. Operating between songwriting, composition, and instrumental improvisation, her work slides easily from structured electronic pop to open-ended melodic explorations. Her practice has spanned media and genres over time-- from installation and performance art to the prog, jazz, electronic, and electroacoustic ideas explored with collaborative ensembles Das Audit, Hesper, and HEVM. Placing emphasis on live execution, her recordings and performances are characterized by both ardent focus and spirited unpredictability.

Essex’s debut solo album, Here Appear, was jointly released by Soap Library (cassette) and Sky Walking (LP) in 2018. Other recordings have appeared on compilations by PAN, Sky Walking, Untergang Institut, and Wild Flesh Productions. Select solo performances include Artists Space, e-flux Bar Laika, Fridman Gallery, ISSUE Project Room, Outpost Artists Resources, Safe Gallery, and Wendy's Subway in New York; Rhizome, Washington D.C., Meakusma Festival, Eupen, Belgium; the PUFFERS Festival, Providence, RI; and ACUD Macht Neu, Berlin, Germany. Her collaborations Das Audit and Essex Olivares have both presented commissioned performances for SculptureCenter, New York. As a guest instrumentalist she has contributed to works by Cammisa Buerhaus, The God In Hackney, Peter Gordon, Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, James K, Colin Self, and Peter Zummo.

She is host of the monthly interview series "How To Tell A Sound" for Cashmere Radio, Berlin, featuring musicians and writers in conversation on experimental practices.