TUSK Music Presents

TUSK Festival 2020

October 9-11

SARAH HENNIES

Hailing from Louisville, Kentucky, we were first drawn to Sarah Hennies’ work by her range of compositions designed for group participation. Delve deeper and a transporting, displacing effect can be felt to be slowly creeping across the listener’s consciousness. Hennies is concerned with a range of issues including queer and trans identity, love, intimacy, psychoacoustics and percussion. An increasingly revered artist internationally, her 2017 audio-visual work Contralto was a finalist for the Queer|Art|Prize. In 2019 she released the great Reservoir 1 album on Oren Ambarchi’s Black Truffle label, which Boomkat described thusly: “Meditative but often invasively violent, the hour-long piece follows her striking ‘Embedded Environments’ LP for Blume in 2018 with a music that effectively gestures into space between The Necks and Julius Eastman.”