Artist Talk with Kazumi Tanaka and Performance by Sara Milonovich: Beyond Silence

Fridman Gallery presents an artist talk with Kazumi Tanaka followed by a short performance by Sara Milonovich. Tanaka will discuss how her work in Beyond Silence developed from an artist residency in Salem, Germany in which she collaborated with local musicians. Singer/songwriter/fiddler Sara Milonovich will play a piece she wrote especially for Tanaka's violin sculpture Visitor. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are appreciated. 


PLEASE NOTE: Masks will be required for attendance.


Alt-country singer/songwriter/fiddler Sara Milonovich combines a cinematic city view with a bracing dose of rural realism, fusing indie roots-rock with an alt-country barbed wire edge. Her latest album, 'Northeast', was nominated for 2021 “Album of the Year” in the Capital Region Thomas A. Edison Music Awards. Milonovich, who grew up on a working farm in upstate New York's rural Mohawk Valley, was leading her own band by age nine (around the time she learned to drive a tractor.) She has won awards for fiddling, singing and composing, and has performed throughout North and South America, Europe and beyond. Among the last generations to learn traditional music as it was passed down firsthand from the grange halls of the North Country, a diverse trajectory led her through a busy career as an accompanist and collaborator with such artists as Richard Shindell and Pete Seeger (including on his Grammy-winning At 89 album). In 2011, Sara toured Kosovo, Bulgaria, Moldova, and Turkey as part of The Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad, a cultural diplomatic program administered by Jazz At Lincoln Center and the US State Department. In addition to her solo career with her band, Daisycutter, Sara also appears as a featured violinist/fiddler in the hit Broadway musical “Come From Away.”