Ka Baird (usa)
Ka Baird is a multi-instrumentalist, recording artist, producer, and performer based in New York City. She is known for her live solo performances which include extended vocal and breath techniques with electronics and psychoacoustic interplay of flutes and other aerophones. She creates a present tense sound with a vigorous delivery that seeks extreme release through physical exertion and psychic extension.
She is one of the founding and continuing members of Spires That In The Sunset Rise founded in Chicago in 2001. Her debut solo album "Sapropelic Pycnic" was released through independent Chicago label Drag City in 2017. Her latest recording "Respires" was released through Brooklyn based imprint RVNG Intl in October 2019. Recent national and international engagements have included performances at the Unsound Festival (Krakow), Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), MoMA PS1 (NYC), Issue Project Room (NYC), The Hirshhorn Museum (Washington D.C.), The Kitchen (NYC), The Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia), TUSK Festival (Newcastle, UK), Incubate (Tilburg, Netherlands), KRAAK (Brussels, Belgium), Le Guess Who (Utrecht, Netherlands), and the Festival Of Endless Gratitude (Copenhagen,DK). She has been a music resident at Experimental Sound Studio (Chicago), Pioneer Works (Brooklyn) and was a 2018 Jerome Foundation Artist-in-Residence at Roulette Intermedium (Brooklyn).