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
watch the whimsical little movies i make
and some contributions to collective media-making


that's a lot of arms and legs. one day perhaps it will all fit together in one place.

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

More than a year ago I quietly recorded a surprisingly loud album and I am finally releasing it to the world here:
I recorded and mixed the songs over 8 days with Joe Bisirri at Miner Street Recording Studio in Philadelphia.  The incredibly & uniquely talented people who played on this record include Jesse SparhawkChristopher Sean PowellElissa SpencerWilliam Tyler, and my Mom and Dad. I’ve also attached the beautiful album art photographed by Alex Mallis with styling and an originally designed dress by my sister Lindsay Powell (Universally Handsome). Album design was done patiently and lovingly by Brice McGowen.  (I wouldn’t load you up on links if I didn’t believe you’d find something mind-blowing on the other side of each and every one of them.) 
These songs feel very far away from me now, audacious audio postcards from a time of loss and transformation.  It’s time for me to send them down the river, and hopefully you will enjoy gathering them up and taking them to your own heart. 
Since I am self-releasing this album, any sharing you do will be so helpful and appreciated and also super radical.  You can buy it for $5, or, if you choose to give more, the donation will go toward pressing the vinyl or toward a dream vision I have for a video and dance project for “Hold Your Fire”.
My guts to yours, use them well.
Love,
Alexis
I will be releasing a lost HEARSAY & HYPERBOLE EP called “Hold Your Fire” this week. Very excited to finally give it to the world. Keep your ears to the elements!

(Photo by Alex Mallis, Dress & Styling by Lindsay Powell)

I will be releasing a lost HEARSAY & HYPERBOLE EP called “Hold Your Fire” this week. Very excited to finally give it to the world. Keep your ears to the elements!

(Photo by Alex Mallis, Dress & Styling by Lindsay Powell)