The Composition Colloquium series is hosting Boston-based composer, songwriter and vocalist Mali Sastri. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.
About the Artist:
Mali Sastri's work blends and juxtaposes the familiar and accessible songwriting forms heard in popular music with elements more often associated with jazz, classical, musical theater, world music, and the avant-garde. For over a decade she has been the primary songwriter, lead vocalist, and frontwoman for the avant chamber pop band Jaggery. Jaggery has garnered national and international praise for their “exquisite, lush . . . audacious aesthetic” (Stereogum). With Jaggery, Mali has released five albums and two EPs, and toured across the U.S. and internationally. Mali trained in the expressive arts modality Voice Movement Therapy, and her uncanny vocal range exhibits this therapeutically expressive approach to sound-making, moving from “new-age songbird to woman scorned to woodland fairy to blood-thirsty werewolf to sultry lounge singer” (Boston Herald). Mali has composed for experimental theater and modern dance, and has featured as the lead vocalist for works composed specifically for her voice (2016’s song cycle Having It Out With Melancholy, by Michael J. Veloso, 2015’s aria You Will Have The Moon, by Mary Bichner). From 2008 to present, Mali has produced, curated, and performed in the ongoing multi-disciplinary performance series Org, out of various underground-and-otherwise venues in the Boston area. She is a resident of the South End artist’s co-op, Cloud Club.