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Copright 2019 Maria Kanevskaya

"Their all-female composer program at Scholes transcended any notion of re-balancing the scales: a daring, cutting, and vulnerable performance probed deep questions about human nature, both directly and abstractly."

     Aaron Wolff, I Care If You Listen

"The Furies is a dynamo, fearless duo. Their creative, quirky and kick-ass performances paired with their thoughtful curation make them a true force to be reckoned with. Unafraid to think outside the box, their concerts are inspiring, thought-provoking and energizing."

Lisa Kaplan, Eighth Blackbird

 

The Furies (Maiani da Silva and Kate Outterbridge) is a contemporary and experimental violin duo whose mission is to bring intersectional feminism into the concert hall through immersive, multi-media performance experiences, to learn more about the histories of women, and to encourage audience members to demand more diverse programming from their musical institutions.

 

The Furies’ individual and collective eclectic musical identities, incorporated with elements of theatre and performance art, has led them to develop their uniquely interdisciplinary approach to performance and programming. Not ones to limit themselves to their primary instruments, the duo performs and arranges works incorporating anything from singing/speaking, percussion, and live-processing electronics. 

 

Most recently The Furies duo was commissioned to present a video work for CAP UCLA’s Tune In Festival 2021. The duo has also been featured in Music for your Inbox, the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival and the Detroit Institute of Arts alongside Eighth Blackbird. 

 

Both Maiani and Kate are dedicated teachers and mentors and this is reflected in their work as The Furies. Most recently they partnered with Kinds of Kings composer collective to select and premiere works by Bouman Fellows, a program for composers with historically-marginalized identities in the early stages of their composing careers.  The duo is also committed to inspiring youth to become creative and forward-thinking leaders. They presented their first workshop to Little Opera in San Francisco alongside Little Opera’s music director Danny Clay, which has further inspired ongoing development of educational programming from communities to organizations, and schools to universities that help and guide young people to succeed in our culture.

 

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