By Zach Collier
Tomorrow, March 20th, The Medusa Collective will host a show at Studio Studio Dada. A rarity in an area primarily dominated by devout Mormons, the event will take place on a Sunday night. The mission of The Medusa Collective is to “support and unite female and non-binary musicians.” They also seek for better gender representation in the Provo music scene – one that is heavily dominated by males.
Fresh off her performance at Velour Live Music Gallery for International Women’s Day, violinist-vocalist Alyssa Pyper will be performing new songs. Her EP, Night Wings, was featured in SLUG Magazine and Salt Lake City Weekly.
Local producer Stephen Cope will be performing songs from their project, Officer Jenny. Stuart Wheeler of Quiet House will be joining in on piano, Ally Nickell on flute, Rinda Romney Alexander on trumpet, Ivy Laine Gines on oboe, and Parker Kelly on euphonium.
“I’m looking forward to it,” says Stuart Wheeler. “The new songs we’ll be playing are beautiful and interesting, with a lot of metrical complexities and modal – rather than straightforward – harmonic language. I don’t consider myself much of a pianist but I think Stephen wanted me to play on these because we trust each other’s musical aesthetic.”
“Hella tea” will be provided. The show starts Sunday night at 6PM. Studio Studio Dada is located at 235 S 900 E in Provo.