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KANSAS CITY, MO, JANUARY 29, 2024: The Forcefields invite you on a collective journey through sonic space for their upcoming performance Transmissions, happening on Friday, February 23, from 7:30-9:00 PM at Charlotte Street (3333 Wyoming St).

Musical duo Julia Othmer (Aayama Forcefield) and James T. Lundie (Max Forcefield) will be the debuting performers for Charlotte Street’s new series, In(SITE), highlighting local, regional, and national acts at pivotal points in their practices. In a multidisciplinary collaboration with artists Simon Huntley, Sarah Hearn, and Mikal Shapiro, Transmissions is an exploration of cosmic vibrations and soundscapes in a stunning one-night-only production.

Curated by Patrick Alexander, Residency + Programs Manager at Charlotte Street, In(SITE) is a new series that showcases contemporary works that push boundaries, take risks, and demonstrate excellence in the performing arts. “IN(SITE) provides a platform for audiences to immerse themselves in performances that defy the norms of traditional productions,” says Alexander. “Through their visionary concepts and collaborative execution, the artists will captivate and engage audiences, presenting them with innovative approaches to performance.”

Upcoming programs include national and international acts such as Findlay/Sandsmark, a Norway-based performance company working across the disciplines of dance, theater, live music, and video art in a collaborative and collective effort. Performing at Charlotte Street in April 2024, Findlay/Sandsmark represents the core of Charlotte Street’s mission to produce experimental, contemporary arts programming in its state-of-the-art Stern Theater.

To schedule an interview or for other press inquiries, contact Hope-Lian Vinson, Charlotte Street Marketing + Communications Manager, at [email protected].


Julia Othmer’s voice is vibrant and emotionally potent. Her piano-driven performances are mesmerizing fusions of raw power, vocal artistry, and joy. Passionate and engaging, Othmer creates intimate warmth with her audiences. The child of refugees, Othmer draws from a richly cultured palette of experience to inspire her intensely human yet otherworldly songs. Using music to connect to people and social issues inspires her

Known for the intensity of her stage presence and dynamic performances, Othmer is one of seven artists selected to represent the USA for Global Music Match 2021, a 2022 Official Showcasing Artist at Folk Alliance International, and a M-AAA Artist Leadership Fellow 2023. Her award-winning music has been featured on NPR and the BBC, in film, TV, and video games.  She tours internationally and has shared the stage with a range of artists including Emmylou Harris, Sarah McLachlan, The Alarm, and Regina Spektor.


James T. Lundie is an innovative composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, videographer, songwriter, and designer. James has created music for film, television, audio branding, and international publicity campaigns for the likes of the BBC, Budweiser, Johnnie Walker, Honda, and Toshiba. His work features bespoke audio equipment, re-imagined vintage gear, and instruments of his own creation.


Charlotte Street centers Kansas City’s most forward-thinking visual artists, writers, and performers—acting as the primary incubator, provocateur, and connector for the region’s contemporary arts community, and its leading advocate on the national stage. Since 1997, Charlotte Street has distributed over $2 million in awards and grants to artists and their innovative projects, and connected individual artists to each other and to the greater Kansas City community. For more information about Charlotte Street, its awards, programs, and initiatives, visit


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