Lithuanian-American musician, composer, and performer Abraham Brody creates unique multidimensional experiences for his audiences. Drawing inspiration from rituals, roots and folklore, he combines composition, improvisation and multimedia, pushing the boundaries between artist and audience, and challenging the traditional notions of a performer in the twenty-first century.
Recent highlights include debuts at the Southbank Centre (London), Public Theatre (New York), Vortex Club (London), Fondation Beyeler (Basel), Sziget Festival (Budapest), Lunga Arts Festival (Seydisfjordur), RichMix Cultural Foundation (London), Meyerhold Center (Moscow), Literhaus (Copenhagen), Municipal Smetana Hall (Prague), Pace Gallery (London) as well as a residencies at the Barbican Centre (London) and Fabrika CCI (Moscow).
The 2017-18 season marks Brody’s residencies at The National Sawdust and Happy Lucky No.1 Gallery (New York), where he performs solo as well as with Moscow-based group ‘Pletai’ and Lithuanian folk singers 'Trys Keturiose'. He also exhibited his video installation and performance 'ONGON', based on rituals of Buryat Shamans. In 2017-18 he is touring his most recent album, From The Rich Dark Earth, which features compositions drawn from his extensive research across the Baltic countries. In April 2018 he made his Kennedy Center debut in Washington D.C.
Abraham has collaborated with countless artists in and outside the classical arena such as Marina Abramovic and Iva Bittova, and performed on shows such as WNYC, BBC Radio 3, Classic FM, Vernissage TV and Labas TV amongst others. His most recent work has been featured in The New Yorker, The Independent, The Guardian, Songlines Magazine, The Protagonist Magazine, Harper's Bazaar Magazine and others.
He studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts (Vienna), followed by the Guildhall School of Music (London). Currently, he is based between Vilnius (Lithuania) and New York (US). He is a 2018 recipient of a prestigious grant from the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture to tour his project 'ANCESTORS' with Lithuanian ensemble Trys Keturiose, which among others was performed at National Sawdust in New York and the Kennedy Center in Washington.
"Thrilling, transformative and emotional opening night" — The New Yorker
"A vibrant musician with plenty of virtuosity" — The Independent
"A powerful talent" — Marina Abramović
"An astonishing musician and highly-talented multi-instrumentalist" — Dash Arts
New USA Dates
Abraham Brody returns to National Sawdust on April 12, Scandinavia House April 5, and makes his Kennedy Centre Debut April 17.
Abraham selected as 'Top 10 artists of 2017' by NewSounds on WNYC
The New Yorker lists the show at the National Sawdust's Opening Weekend as one of the top classical-music picks of the week
Abraham Brody's opening at National Sawdust listed in The New Yorker.
The New Yorker lists the show at the National Sawdust's Opening Weekend as one of the top classical-music picks of the week.
April 5, 2018
April 12, 2018
Folklore Society of America at Catholic University Hall, Washington, D.C. with Trys Keturiose