Thank you for putting my face in your plant and watering my throat
Rhys Tivey & Natalie Deryn Johnson
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Saturday, August 17, 2019
signs and symbols presents Thank you for putting my face in your plant and watering my throat, a live performance by musician Rhys Tivey & dancer Natalie Deryn Johnson as part of artists & allies II.
Performance art duo Elk and Feather, comprised of Rhys Tivey & Natalie Deryn Johnson, explores the tensions and whimsical humor of intimacy through live movement and sound.
rhys tivey is a trumpeter, singer, songwriter, composer and producer. In addition to performing material from his indie 2017 album, Backward EP, with his band in NYC and LA, Tivey performs as a solo trumpeter, transforming, layering and looping the instrument in a cascade of experimental sound, bridging influences of avant-garde, noise, blues, jazz and orchestral classical. The debut of this solo material came with the commissioned performance accompaniment to the 2017 John Chamberlain Foils exhibit at Longhouse Reserve, presented by Gagosian Gallery. Tivey absorbed classical composition sensibilities while performing trumpet at Carnegie Hall, Tanglewood and Dvorak Hall in the Empire State Youth Orchestra from 2001-2008. A graduate of the NYU Jazz Department, Tivey collaborated with Jean Michel-Pilc in 2014 to record a contemporary jazz project, No Voice No More.
natalie deryn johnson is a movement and voice artist with a niche for poetics. Based in New York City, she performs independently and collaborates with artists of various mediums. Her most recent endeavor is a movement memoire, Patient History: a story exploring chronic illness and elevation. Natalie regularly performs with Christina Noel and the Creature. Her work with Albert A. Garcia has premiered at BAM, Dixon Place and Bowery Poetry Club. She has earned a Scholastic National Gold Key in Photography and attended UC Irvine for her BFA in Choreography and Dance Performance.