Amirtha Kidambi’s Elder Ones


Amirtha Kidambi – vocals, composition
Lester St. Louis - bass
Matt Nelson - soprano saxophone/electronics
Alfredo Colon-  tenor sax
Ryan Sawyer - drums

“There is a kind of ego destruction that needs to happen,” says Amirtha Kidambi, “to get out of the way of my ideas and let something flow.” The 39-year-old, “a forward-thinking polymath,” according to Downbeat, came from the South Indian Carnatic tradition of her youth via Early Music into the improvisational cosmos of the New York avant-garde scene. KIdambi is constantly finding new, often electronic, ways to “bring my voice to totally inhuman and visceral places.” With her Elder Ones, she has been attacking issues of “power, oppression, capitalism, colonialism, white supremacy, violence and the changing nature of truth” for almost ten years. Ideally, as she says, in the body rather than in the head.
Congress Saalfelden
24. August 2024
20:15 O'clock
Duration: 1 Hour
Stadtplatz 2
5760 Saalfelden