Friday, February 23, 2024 from 7:30-9:00 PM
The Forcefields, musical duo Julia Othmer (Aayama Forcefield) and James T. Lundie (Max Forcefield) invite you on a collective journey through sonic space for their upcoming performance Transmissions.
The Forcefields 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.
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.
ABOUT JAMES T. LUNDIE
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.
Simon Huntley is a British-American musician, percussionist, producer, composer, and visual artist combining classical sentiments with new world rebellion. Growing up in France, then relocating in 2011, Simon now divides his time between the United States and France, investigating and collaborating with the world’s best talent including Quixotic, A$AP Rocky, Mireya Ramos, Tech9, Making Movies, Calvin Arsenia, Mike Dillon + Nikki Glaspie, Chipotle, Hilton Hotels, Qatar Airway, and more.
Sarah Hearn is an interdisciplinary artist, researcher, and educator based in Norman, OK. Through research-based explorations of biological life and natural phenomena, Hearn’s art practice inhabits two realms – one grounded in studies of life on planet Earth, and another in an atmosphere of science fiction. Her artwork reveals a multitude of invisible worlds hidden in nature opening a path of discovery to empathetic interspecies learning/appreciation. The artist works fluently in the media of drawing, photography, and installation. She frequently collaborates with fellow artists, scientists, and municipalities on rhizomatic projects that expand the fields of art and the concept of community.
Mikal Shapiro is a Kansas City–based artist, filmmaker, and singer-songwriter. Her work includes experimental and documentary films, performances, and puppetry arts.