treya lam: otherland – a seedling
treya lam is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and composer whose joyously complex identity informs but does not define their work, whether solo or when collaborating with a variety of ensembles. As a 2019 Joe’s Pub Working Group artist and 2022-23 New York Voices commissions recipient, lam continues to develop the world of “otherland” - a ritual created to process and heal through grief and loss. This project utilizes a chamber-folk song cycle, spoken word, movement and film to: process the loss of a parent or loved one; explore radical self-acceptance; explore the relationship between adoptees, diaspora and ancestry; and ultimately find collective healing.
otherland was commissioned by Joe's Pub as part of our New York Voices program. New York Voices is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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