Deep Sound presents Women on Strings

June 25, 2016 @ 9:00 pm – June 26, 2016 @ 1:00 am
AS220 Black Box
95 Empire Street
Deep Sound presents Women on Strings.
An evening of beautiful and brutal performances featuring New York artists Valerie Keuhne (Cello and Voice), Emilie Lesbros  (Guitar and Voice) and local powerhouse performers Rachel Rosenkrantz (Contrabass), and Francesca Caruso (Violin and Voice).
Rachel Rosenkrantz -Rachel is a french luthier and upright-bass player based in Providence, Rhode Island. Born and raised in France, she was first trained as a Baroque guitarist while been exposed to french pop music as well as yiddish choir and sepharadic rites. Once she moved to Providence she explored some electronica djing world music before electing the upright bass as her main instrument and sings with a dusky voice.
Valerie Keuhne – Voice and Cello and Toys
Valerie Kuehne is a cross-pollinated work of chaos. Fusing music, performance art, narrative, and experimental curation, she has been told that, “if this music thing doesn’t work out, she’d probably make an awesome cult leader.” (Boston Public Space).

Ms. Kuehne has systematically split her time between touring the planet, performing in as many unexpected settings as possible, and building a community for experimental music and performance art in New York. Her series, The Super Coda, is an experimental cabaret that has united electrifying performers 9 years running.

Ms. Kuehne’s work operates under principles of surprise, and investigates obsession, comedy, decay, forensic pathology, sex, hypnogogia, viscera, spirituality & death. She has worked as a resident artist/curator at Panoply Performance Laboratory, Spectrum, JACK, Small Beast and Ange Noir. Ms. Kuehne operates a blog of music reviews and performance philosophy ( and frequently releases albums that blur the line between comfort and discomfort ( Ms Kuehne has performed and helped curate many festivals, including bipaf, the brooklyn experimental song carnival, the mpa-b, the hitparaden international festival for performance kunst, the experiMENTAL festival, Sonic Circuits, jazzPeru, and the Boise Creative & Experimental music festival, and PAF, to name a few.

Ms. Kuehne is also the creator/curator of Trauma Salon, a monthly gathering of performers/musicians/artists as a platform for artists to collectively and individually process trauma or, if necessary, create it. She is an advocate for those suffering from mental illness and addiction, incessantly seeking new ways to break down stigma and misconceptions about both.

Emilie Lesbros – A french vocalist/multi instrumentalist. J’Adore!
Francesca Caruso —