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QUEER + QUIET: AN EVENING WITH TREYA LAM
June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
treya lam is a multi-instrumentalist and composer who’s joyously complex identity informs but does not define their work, whether solo or when collaborating with a variety of multidisciplinary ensembles. Their strident voice, politically charged songwriting and fluency on guitar, piano and looped viola recalls Nina Simone and Andrew Bird. treya’s debut Good News was created by womxn and genderqueer collaborators and released via Kaki King’s label. lam is currently developing otherland – an audiovisual chamber-folk album on healing in the wake of grief and loss, radical self acceptance and the relationship between individual and collective healing.
lam is a OneBeat fellow, NYCLU Artist Ambassador and active member of the Resistance Revival Chorus. Their song Dawn was featured on the RRC’s debut album This Joy – released on Ani Difranco’s Righteous Babe Records. treya was an artist in residence at Joe’s Pub in 2019 and MASS MoCA in 2020. lam has performed original music at Lincoln Center, Celebrate Brooklyn at the Prospect Park Bandshell and the American Museum of Natural History, and has shared stages with Ani Difranco, Valerie June and Kaki King.
“perfectly captures the mixture of love, loss and hope” – Smithsonian Magazine
“Lam is encouraging anyone who has ever felt less than to embrace themselves and to shine their light.” – American Songwriter
“[They] draw you in, hypnotizes you, and all at once you’ll get taken up by a huge tide, a swell that takes you over completely.” – Village Voice