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Natalia Beylis

Born in Kiev, Ukraine and reared in Baltimore, Maryland, Natalia Beylis now lives in a farmhouse in the middle of a bog in Leitrim, Ireland where she forges compositions built upon the noises that emerge from the deep dark thicket surrounding her home. Beylis layers seemingly incongruous sounds atop of each other to spawn strange juxtapositions and garbled parallels.

Her solo releases range from out-of-tune piano compositions & improvisations to recordings created from spliced cassette tapes gathered throughout her life. In her live performances, Beylis focuses on the symbiosis of the sounds that she is producing and the particular physical space into which those sounds emanate. She often sets up live sound stations away from the stage so that the audience finds themselves encircled within the performance, dissolving the traditional directional expectations.

Beylis is the founder of a gang of miscreants known as Woven Skull. She is also a member of Divil A' Bit and Three Eyed Makara and regularly collaborates with anyone who drops by to visit.

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