welcome to my bird's nest, a collection of the things i make and find, of the stories i carry. get cozy.
hear what you want to hear here(s):

hear my solo sounds




& some sister sounds in the band FESTIVAL


if you'd like to share your own hearsay and/or hyperbole, send it my way: hearsayandhyperbole at gmail dot com
xo

More scenes from our Dreamsongs by Hearsay & Hyperbole at Wild Project May 2014. 

songs by Alexis Powell featuring Kendra Potter, Kathleen Wise, and Annie Sicherman.

with video installation by Alexis Powell featuring Prentiss Benjamin, Julian Goldhagen, Anthony Ritosa, Susannah Simpson, and Matt Stapleton.  

Hearsay & Hyperbole's Dream Songs at Wild Project with Alexis Powell, Kathleen Wise, Kendra Potter and Annie Sicherman. 

Hearsay & Hyperbole's Dream Songs at Wild Project with Alexis Powell, Kathleen Wise, Kendra Potter and Annie Sicherman. 

A Hearsay & Hyperbole song-performance-video experiment with Alexis Powell, Kendra Potter, Zara Serabian-Arthur, Kathleen Wise, and Annie Sicherman.  
Come step into our collective dream.
Saturday, May 10th
10pm
Wild Project 195 e. 3rd St.
As part of the Phoenix Theatre Ensemble’s Nite Flight series.

Hearsay & Hyperbole song-performance-video experiment with Alexis Powell, Kendra Potter, Zara Serabian-Arthur, Kathleen Wise, and Annie Sicherman.  

Come step into our collective dream.

Saturday, May 10th

10pm

Wild Project 195 e. 3rd St.

As part of the Phoenix Theatre Ensemble’s Nite Flight series.

Guest performing in Zhenesse Staniec Heinemann’s “You May Meet Her” at Abron’s Art Center was one of the most thrilling/illuminating/satisfying performance experiences of my career.  I learned so much about what happens to human curiosity when one is being watched and the powerful relationship between audience and performer (the hierarchies of which are really played with in this interactive piece).  
GO! You must. It closes April 25th! The list of (lady!) guest performers is truly inspiring, too!

Guest performing in Zhenesse Staniec Heinemann’s “You May Meet Her” at Abron’s Art Center was one of the most thrilling/illuminating/satisfying performance experiences of my career.  I learned so much about what happens to human curiosity when one is being watched and the powerful relationship between audience and performer (the hierarchies of which are really played with in this interactive piece).  

GO! You must. It closes April 25th! The list of (lady!) guest performers is truly inspiring, too!

A HEARSAY & HYPERBOLE MUSIC SHOW
SATURDAY, MARCH 29
UNION HALL 702 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY
w/ the sweet swedes SOLANDER
Doors 7:30, Showtime at 8
Beautiful poster by the very talented Michael Neault 

A HEARSAY & HYPERBOLE MUSIC SHOW

SATURDAY, MARCH 29

UNION HALL 702 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY

w/ the sweet swedes SOLANDER

Doors 7:30, Showtime at 8

Beautiful poster by the very talented Michael Neault 

Some ways we fell apart, and came back together. 

"Thank You For Calling" March 13, 2014 at Dixon Place, NYC

a Hearsay & Hyperbole performance

created by Jessica Asch, Prentiss Benjamin and Alexis Powell





Jessica Asch, Prentiss Benjamin and I created a performance piece that will happen in March for ONE NIGHT ONLY! Please come!

THURSDAY MARCH 13
@ DIXON PLACE (161 Chrystie St, New York, NY)
7:30 PM 
 

“Thank You for Calling” is a performance piece that explores the world of Customer Service and the transference of a disembodied voice (human or machine)  as it becomes advice-giver, counselor, guide, gatekeeper and judge. Those floating voices on the other end of the line can represent something to us without ever uttering a personal word beyond, “How are you doing today, ma’am?”  A disembodied voice is both powerful and empty, allowing the listener to project what they need to hear, and both the customer service provider and those in need of assistance are seeking something. This piece explores these power dynamics with the audience, while also allowing a glimpse into the world on the other side of “Hold, please.”  

**artwork by Annie Sicherman**


PLUS! a split bill with Kristina Colovic’s “The Sacred Way”

'The Sacred Way' is a work in progress performance inspired by the phenomena of migrants perishing at sea fleeing for survival and the hope of a better life. It explores the cycle of life and death and investigates the ancient Myth of Persephone and Demeter and the Eleusinian Mysteries as a way to approach the passage of the human soul in its journey from light-to-darkness to find light again. The goal of the first development phase of the Sacred Way is to create a theatrical study that celebrates the death of the many victims through movement, video, still images, music and text. https://www.sacredway.tumblr.com
Jessica Asch, Prentiss Benjamin and I created a performance piece that will happen in March for ONE NIGHT ONLY! Please come!
THURSDAY MARCH 13
@ DIXON PLACE (161 Chrystie St, New York, NY)
7:30 PM 
 
“Thank You for Calling” is a performance piece that explores the world of Customer Service and the transference of a disembodied voice (human or machine)  as it becomes advice-giver, counselor, guide, gatekeeper and judge. Those floating voices on the other end of the line can represent something to us without ever uttering a personal word beyond, “How are you doing today, ma’am?”  A disembodied voice is both powerful and empty, allowing the listener to project what they need to hear, and both the customer service provider and those in need of assistance are seeking something. This piece explores these power dynamics with the audience, while also allowing a glimpse into the world on the other side of “Hold, please.”  
**artwork by Annie Sicherman**
PLUS! a split bill with Kristina Colovic’s “The Sacred Way”

'The Sacred Way' is a work in progress performance inspired by the phenomena of migrants perishing at sea fleeing for survival and the hope of a better life. It explores the cycle of life and death and investigates the ancient Myth of Persephone and Demeter and the Eleusinian Mysteries as a way to approach the passage of the human soul in its journey from light-to-darkness to find light again. The goal of the first development phase of the Sacred Way is to create a theatrical study that celebrates the death of the many victims through movement, video, still images, music and text. 

https://www.sacredway.tumblr.com
*NAME-YOUR-PRICE* download of the Hearsay & Hyperbole EP “Hold Your Fire” for 24 hours (12/17) on account of it being a full snow moon on my birthday (that’s some magical shit)! Enjoy and share! 

*NAME-YOUR-PRICE* download of the Hearsay & Hyperbole EP “Hold Your Fire” for 24 hours (12/17) on account of it being a full snow moon on my birthday (that’s some magical shit)! Enjoy and share! 

a show. TONIGHT.
FREE ADVICE
RALEIGH
HEARSAY & HYPERBOLE 
November 24 / Brooklyn Fireproof / 8pm / $6 / 21+

a show. TONIGHT.

FREE ADVICE

RALEIGH

HEARSAY & HYPERBOLE 

November 24 / Brooklyn Fireproof / 8pm / $6 / 21+

Dreamed that, as a performance art piece, I was going to sing this song over and over again until I felt like I was done with it forever. It’s a song of mourning, and I think my dream interpretation perfectly captures the maddening repetition of grief. Maybe I should really do this.