Amelia Ray

the adventurer of rock and roll

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Amelia Ray and Jake Wood pay homage to the great Leonard Cohen. (2016)

During their residency at The Art Nest, Einat Amir and Amelia Ray researched various aspects of life in Ystad, and interviewed community members about local issues. For their innovative performance, Amelia used the melodies of folk and popular Swedish songs and improvised lyrics in real time based on audience members' responses to questions.

Ystad, Sweden (September 2018)

For the Iaspis Residency Open Studios, Einat Amir asked visitors to text message her their impressions of the event and the art. Then she sent the messages to Amelia Ray, who composed songs from them in real time on stage.

Stockholm, Sweden (March 2018)

Amelia Ray, Ariane Cap and Jake Wood perform a mashup of Looking Glass's "Brandy" and Earth, Wind & Fire's "September" at Slim's in San Francisco. (December 2016)

 

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“Konstnärerna Einat Amir och Amelia Ray bjöd in till ett interaktivt performance i gamla rådhuset. Baserat på klagomål de samlat ihop under en månad fick Ystadborna vara medskapande i ett musikaliskt verk.”

“Klagosangen tog ton i radhuset,” Ystads Allehanda, 29 September 2018


“I'm guessing that within Amelia Ray as within Levon Helm there is a place invisible to the eye but eminently visible to the heart, and this place pulls you no less than any homeland might pull you.  It is a place where you feel more fully alive than any other place.” 

Music as Spiritual Homeland: Amelia Ray and Levon Helm,” OpenHorizons.org, June 2018