Composer-performer ensemble Invisible Anatomy (cellist Ian Gottlieb, guitarist Brendon Randall-Myers, percussionist Ben Wallace, pianists Paul Kerekes and Daniel Schlosberg, and vocalist Fay Wang) combines diverse musical backgrounds and individual voices to create works of virtuosic physicality and dramatic visual presentation. Practicing composition and performance as interrelated, communal acts, IA has built a repertoire of evening-length, conceptually unified pieces that harness elements from classical, pop, jazz, experimental rock, performance art, and theater.
IA’s inaugural show BODY PARTS dismembered, manipulated, and reanimated bodies in performance – creating a chattering chorus of woodblock teeth, wearing pop songs as a mask, and floating screaming eyes on TV screens. After the group’s 2015 debut concerts in New York City, they were invited to China for three shows, including a featured solo concert at the Beijing Modern Music Festival. IA’s second season opened with an intimate house concert of BODY PARTS hosted by David Lang, followed by the world premiere of DISSECTIONS at Brooklyn’s National Sawdust, later featured in a full-length profile in the Village Voice. The group performed DISSECTIONS at Pomona College and The Blue Whale in Los Angeles in February 2016, followed by appearances on Heartbeat Opera’s Collaboret Series; at Roulette Intermedium in Brooklyn; at the Yale School of Music in New Haven, CT; and at Ars Nova’s ANT Fest in Manhattan. The group was the first runner-up in the 2016 SAVVY Chamber Competition at the University of South Carolina School of Music.
On Halloween 2016, IA produced FUNHOUSE, an immersive experience of art installations and performances in a prewar Victorian Harlem brownstone. In February 2017, IA debuted TRANSFIGURE at Roulette Intermedium, completing a triptych of collaboratively written, evening-length musical compositions that integrate lighting, video, and choreography, Other season activities include a gala performance hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis, an appearance on the Detroit Institute of Art’s Friday Night Live series in March, a double bill with composer-performer ensemble Grant Wallace Band at Littlefield in Brooklyn, and a National Sawdust Summer Labs Residency.
IA is fiscally sponsored by Bang on a Can, and is the recipient of a 2018 New York State Council for the Arts grant and a 2017 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant. Their debut album Dissections will be released via New Amsterdam Records in Spring 2018.