Press

"Superb curio from NYC-based Kathleen Baird, now Ka Baird for the purposes of this LP, sweeping from alien/avian electronics to Sun Ra-meets-Pekka Airaksinen electro-jazz freenuss, iridescent string and flute movements, and one a-m-a-z-i-n-g piece of flute, vox and pulsing bass that sounds like a winged sister of Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe - practically worth it for this one alone! Seriously - one of the most original and brilliant things we've heard this year..." Boomkat 

Pitchfork review of track "Oneiric"

NPR Music/Video Premiere "Songs We Love" of Metamorphoses

Secret Decoder review of album "Sapropelic Pycnic"

The Fader Video Premiere of "Oneiric" 

Terrascope Review of the album "Sapropelic Pycnic"

Boomkat Product Review of "Sapropelic Pycnic"

Tiny Mix Tapes Review of Track/Video "Oneiric"

Blurt Online Review of album "Sapropelic Pycnic"

DRAG CITY Announcement of Upcoming Record in Sep 2017

ADHOC- Remix by Bryce Hackford of "See Sun Think Shadow"

SECRET DECODER- A Love Supreme Review (2016)

TINY MIX TAPES- Schluss Video Premiere (STITSR) (2015)

ADHOC- Beasts In The Garden Video Premiere (STITSR) (2015)

TINY MIX TAPES- AZHA Celestial Meadows review (2015)

SECRET DECODER- Current of the Kosmos Video Premiere (2015)

PITCHFORK'S OUT DOOR TUMBLR 200 WORDS- Beasts In The Garden Review (2015)

Bio

Ka Baird is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist living and working in NYC. She is one of the founding and continuing members of the long running experimental psych project Spires That In The Sunset Rise. Since relocating to NYC in November 2014, Baird has set off in numerous directions apart from Spires with new collaborations as well as honing in on her own solo work. Her current work explores piano improvisation, electroacoustic interventions, rhythm sampling, extended vocal techniques, physical movement, and her unusual electronic manipulation of the flute. She co-runs the label and concert organizer Perfect Wave with Camilla Padgitt-Coles.

FESTIVALS/NOTABLE PERFORMANCES

Pasture Festival (Soldiers Grove, WI 2004) *

Tour w/ Incredible String Band (USA 2004) *

Million Tongues Festival (Chicago, IL 2004) *

Two Million Tongues Festival (Chicago, IL 2005) *

Terrastock Festival 6 (Providence, RI 2006)

PAUZE FESTIVAL: TRANSMUTATION II (Vooruit, Belgium 2006) *

Tanned Tin Festival (Castellon, Spain 2006) *

Musicka Mystica Maxima Festival (NYC 2009) *

GEA Festival at Teatre Metropol (Tarragona, Spain 2009) *

True/False Film Festival (Columbia, MO 2010) *

Outer Ear Festival (Chicago, IL 2011) *

Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, IL 2012) *

SXSW Festival (Austin, Texas 2013) *

TUSK Festival (Newcastle, UK 2014) *

Tour w Slint “Spiderland Reunion” tour (USA 2014) *

“Down Below~ the life of Leonora Carrington” Bedlam Theatre (Minneapolis, MN 2015) *

Rockefeller Chapel at University of Chicago (Chicago, IL 2015) *

Summersonic Festival (Chicago, IL 2015) *

INCUBATE Festival (Tilburg, Netherlands 2015) *

Festival of Endless Gratitude (Copenhagen, Denmark 2015) *

Café Oto (London, UK 2015) *

Modern Music Guild Oberlin, OH (Oberlin, OH 2015) *

MOMA PS1 Print Shop (NYC 2015)

Modern Music Guild Oberlin College(Oberlin, OH 2015)  ^

ALLGOLD MOMA PS1 Print Shop (Long Island City, NY)  ^

Chicago Psychfest 7 (Chicago, IL 2016) *

DistENDed Cinema for the Mission for Temporal Art w Ivy Meadows (NYC, 2016)  ^

24-Hour Drone: Experiments In Sound And Music w Ivy Meadows (Hudson, NY 2016)  ^

Café OTO (London, UK, 2016) ^

Sound in Motion at De Studio (Antwerp, Belgium 2016) ^

Kultur Natten Fireside Music via Astrid Noacks Atelier (Copenhagen, Denmark 2016) ^

Acud Macht Neu (Berlin, Germany) ^

“Sapropelicisms” at Roulette Intermedium (Brooklyn, NY 2017) ^

“Espylacopa” at Issue Project Room (Brooklyn, NY 2017) ^

Fridman Gallery w Byron Westbrook (Brooklyn, NY 2017) ^

Ambient Church w Laraaji/Bill Laswell (Brooklyn, NY 2017) ^

KRAAK Festival (Brussels, BE 2018) ^

ALICE (Copenhagen, DK 2018) ^

* w Spires  ^Solo