Lithuanian-American musician, composer, and performer Abraham Brody creates deeply multi-layered works which incorporate both electronics, synthesizers, his mesmerising voice, as well as various instruments and immersive video installations. A collaborator of renowned artist Marina Abramovic, and 2017-18 Artist in Residence at National Sawdust in New York, he recently made his debut at the John F Kennedy Center for the performing arts in Washington D.C., and has performed at such venues as the Barbican Centre (2015 artist in residence), Southbank Centre, Rich Mix London, Sziget Festival Budapest, Great Amber Hall Latvia, and Reykjavik Arts Festival, among many others. WNYC New York Public Radio named him a ‘Top 10 Artist’ of 2017.
His music both emulates the singer-songwriter style of Anthony and the Johnson’s as well as such artists as Laurie Anderson and Bjork.
Tapping into the mystical power of his Baltic roots, Brody’s music creates a link between the memory of our ancient past and our current time.
Brody is currently working his forthecoming album 'Crossings' which he says is an ‘exploration of the mythologies of our time, of our relationships, and the transient society in which we live.’
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).
Abraham has collaborated with countless artists of diverse genres 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 in Reykjavik, Iceland. 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