Invisible Anatomy is a composer-performer ensemble that explores the human body as the most fundamental aspect of music creation and performance. Incorporating elements from classical, jazz, experimental rock, performance art and theater, Invisible Anatomy (IA) creates performances that combine an omnivorous stylistic palate, virtuosic physicality, and dramatic visual presentation. IA’s inaugural show BODY PARTS dismembered, manipulated, and reanimated bodies in performance – creating a chattering chorus of woodblock teeth and screaming eyes on TV screens. After the group’s 2015 debut concerts in New York City, they were invited to China for three shows, including a featured solo concert at the Beijing Modern Music Festival. IA’s second season opened with an intimate house concert of BODY PARTS hosted by David Lang, followed by the world premiere of Dissections at Brooklyn’s National Sawdust, which was the subject of a full-length feature in the Village Voice. IA performed DISSECTIONS at Pomona College and The Blue Whale in Los Angeles in February 2016, and appeared on Heartbeat Opera’s Collaboret Series; at Roulette Intermedium in Brooklyn; at the Yale School of Music in New Haven; and at Ars Nova’s ANT Fest in Manhattan. The group was the runner-up in the 2016 SAVVY Chamber Competition at the University of South Carolina School of Music, and recorded their debut studio album in June.
On Halloween 2016, IA produced FUNHOUSE, an immersive presentation of art installations and performances in a prewar Victorian Harlem brownstone. Upcoming engagements include a gala performance hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis, an evening-length show at Roulette in Brooklyn, as well as appearing on the Detroit Institute of Art's Friday Night Live series in March 2017.
IA’s members have been awarded honors from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, ASCAP, American Composers’ Forum, and the China National Arts Fund. IA is fiscally sponsored by Bang on a Can, and is the recipient of a 2017 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant.
IAN GOTTLIEB (CELLO)
Ian Gottlieb is a composer and cellist whose music grapples with nostalgia, psychedelia, eclecticism, and spirituality. His music has been performed by various ensembles and artists, notably Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Ensemble dal Niente, Sandbox Percussion, Triple Helix, Hilary Summers, and Antico Moderno. Recent commissions include works for Contemporaneous and cellist Rhonda Rider. Gottlieb is an avid performer of new music and has also performed with numerous pop artists, including tours with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Air Traffic Controller at major venues such as the House of Blues (Los Angeles), the Coliseum (Hampton, VA), Mohegan Sun (CT), and the Verizon Arena (NH). A Los Angeles native, he holds degrees from the Yale School of Music and Boston University. He is a current Fulbright Fellowship grantee in Brazil.
PAUL KEREKES (KEYBOARDS)
Paul Kerekes is a New York based composer whose music has been described as “gently poetic” (The New York Times), “striking” (WQXR), and “highly eloquent” (New Haven Advocate). He has had the privilege of hearing his pieces performed by many outstanding ensembles, some of which include the American Composers Orchestra, Da Capo Chamber Players, and New Morse Code, in such venues as Merkin Hall, (le) poisson rouge, and The Winter Garden. He has also attended notable programs such as the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, and the Young Artists Piano Program at Tanglewood. Kerekes is a member of Grand Band, a six-piano ensemble that has been featured in such events as the Bang on a Can Marathon and the Gilmore Keyboard Festival. He has received awards from ASCAP, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and was the recipient of the 2015 JFund award from the American Composer’s Forum. Kerekes is a graduate of Queens College and Yale School of Music, and currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.
BRENDON RANDALL-MYERS (GUITARS)
Brendon Randall-Myers is a Brooklyn-based composer and guitarist, and the co-founder of composer/performer ensemble Invisible Anatomy and artpunk band Marateck. Described as "fiercely aggressive but endlessly compelling" (The San Francisco Chronicle), his music amplifies the raw physical and emotional power of bodies creating sound together. Randall-Myers has received commissions from the Jerome Fund for New Music, the Tang Museum at Skidmore College, the Guitar Foundation of America, and Roulette Intermedium, working with performers such as the Bang on a Can All-Stars, the Omaha Symphony, Friction Quartet, Sandbox Percussion, and David Tanenbaum. As a guitarist, Randall-Myers is a member of the Glenn Branca Ensemble and the Dither Big Band. He has performed with the Atlanta Symphony, Ensemble Signal, Opera Saratoga, and Magik*Magik Orchestra; at Lincoln Center Out of Doors, the Barbican Theatre in London, and the Kennedy Center; on WNYC New Sounds Live, the Detroit Institute of Arts' Friday Night Live series, the Beijing Modern Music Festival, and the Ellnora Guitar Festival. Randall-Myers grew up home-schooled in rural West Virginia, and holds degrees from Pomona College and the Yale School of Music.
DANIEL SCHLOSBERG (KEYBOARDS)
The music of composer and pianist Daniel Schlosberg has been performed by the the Dover Quartet, Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, Lorelei Ensemble, Amphion Quartet, Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, and Antico Moderno, at venues including Carnegie Hall, National Sawdust, London’s Royal Albert Hall, Detroit Institute of Arts, and the Beijing Modern Music Festival. Schlosberg received a 2014 Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters as well as two ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards. Current commissions include a work for the Dover Quartet based on the music from David Lynch’s Twin Peaks at Le Poisson Rouge in May, as well as a work for the Albany Symphony to commemorate the Erie Canal’s bicentennial, to be premiered on the Albany waterfront in July. Recent projects include an operatic-theatrical adaptation of Federico García Lorca’s Once Five Years Pass for Williamstown Theatre Festival, and works for Chamber Music Northwest, BodyVox, the CULTIVATE program at the Aaron Copland House, and the Yale Symphony Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary. He co-founded the composer-performer ensemble Invisible Anatomy, serves as co-Music-Director of Heartbeat Opera, and is a core member of the chamber ensemble Cantata Profana. He holds a BA from Yale University, and MM and MMA from the Yale School of Music, where he is currently pursuing his DMA. He enjoys baking cookies, and his work has been described as “witty” and “ingenious” by the Wall Street Journal.
BEN WALLACE (PERCUSSION)
Described as "Brilliant, humorous, and rhythmically complex," (Tacoma Symphony Blog) Ben Wallace is a composer and percussionist hailing from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Wallace's music spans a wide range of styles from chamber and orchestral, to disco and samba, and occasionally into the video game remix world. He has worked with organizations such as Musical Theatre Southwest, The Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, and Grand Band, with his works performed in New York, Tacoma, Utah, New Mexico, New Haven, San Francisco, Switzerland, and Beijing. He is a founding member of DiscoCactus, a VGM remix band. He received his Bachelor of Music from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati in both Composition and Percussion, studying with Allen Otte and Joel Hoffman. Wallace received his Masters of Music from the Yale School of Music in Composition, where he studied with David Lang, Chris Theofanidis, Martin Bresnick, and Aaron Kernis. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts in composition at the Yale School of Music.
FAY WANG (VOCALS)
Hailed as "rebellious” and “creative" by China Daily, Fay Wang's music is performed throughout Asia, Europe and the United States, including Berliner Philharmonie, Musikverein, Oper Graz, Arnold Schoenberg Center, National Centre for the Performing Arts Beijing, Yun Isang Memorial Hall, Shanghai Concert Hall, Merkin Hall, and Lincoln Center. She has been commissioned by Bang On A Can’s PCF and Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music, Hopkins Center for Arts, Classic Euro Young Festival, Shanghai Spring International Music Festival, Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, Beijing Modern Music Festivals, and has worked with ensembles including China Philharmonic Orchestra, Bang On A Can All-Stars, Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, the RIAS Youth Orchestra, Dinosaur Annex, Shanghai Quartet, Sinfonia Iuventus, China Youth Symphony Orchestra; and by individuals such as Danish percussionist Gert Mortensen and All-Stars’ cellist Ashley Bathgate. Wang’s work draws on and spans a variety of genres, including avant-garde concert music, theater, film, electronic music, Chinese folk music and experimental pop. She holds degrees from the Central Conservatory of Music (BA ’08) and the Yale School of Music (MM ’10/ AD ’12).