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ART IS NOT SOMETHING YOU LOOK AT,
ART IS A PLACE YOU LOOK FROM

Jerry Kearns

Nora York is a singer, performance artist, composer, and educator, who makes deeply emotional, intelligent, socially engaged music. From her earliest genre busting musical adventures to collaboration with jazz composer Maria Schneider (Alchemy available on ArtistShare)York is a unique artist. Whether she is taking her inspiration from past giants such as G.F. Handel (Water Water Everywhere), Mile Davis, or Puccini  (Jump), York defines herself outside of musical category.  York has been commissioned by the Public Theater in NYC, Brooklyn Academy of Music, BRIC Arts Media, The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and won two New York State Council for the Arts Composer's awards.

York is a member of the faculty at the Clive Davis Institute for Recorded Music, New York University, where she teaches performance and musicianship.

Nora York is a singular voice contemporary American music. Listen to her music here, or try to catch one of her live performances that have audiences on their feet!

Photo: from FoxFire with visual artist Nancy Spero
Fables and Yarns !! Nora York Sings Jerry Kearns
Click here to watch archived Live Thursday July 10th Joe's Pub show  7pm
Fables and Yarns brings the post pop history painter, Jerry Kearns’ images to Joe’s Pubs’ big screen. Riffing off of Kearns’ images, York’s compositions will jump cut through American culture, as she fact checks rapid fire shifts in the narrative.  Fables and Yarns will join the vision of these two iconic artists, as they, “keep an eye on things."
Her Amazing Band; Jamie Lawrence, piano; Dave Hofstra, bass; Steve Tarshis, guitar; Peter Grant, drums and Sherryl Marshall, voice.
CREATIVE TIME REPORTS POSTS WATER WATER EVERYWHERE
In partnership with Marfa Dialogues/NY, Creative Time Reports presents video from a performance by the musician and artist Nora York and an accompanying conversation between York and the publisher and environmental advocate Hamilton Fish.
Jerry Kearns opening show of new paintings 6/26
As one of the most astute political artists of our time, Jerry Kearns … Up for the entire summer at Mike Weiss Gallery (520 West 24th st. NYC), Kearns’ long awaited solo show ‘RRRRGGHH!!’ will be filled with many such bop musical onomatopoeias and archetypes of masculinity culled from the westerns and Bible school fictions of the artist’s youth converging as if in some quantum space distortion for us to gaze at.  Paper Magazine
Love Crazy Clocktower Radio - nora interviews Jerry Kearns

This edition lives up to the title Love Crazy as Nora York interviews her favorite painter Jerry Kearns, who also happens to be her one and only true love and husband.CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO RADIO SHOW

In this conversation with musical illustrations, Kearns discusses his summer 2014 exhibition RRRGGHHH!!! a painting installation at the Mike Weiss Gallery
Read Article on Artinfo with Nora York
Read Larry Blumenfeld's interview with Nora York her new work Water Water Everywhere ...
LISTEN TO MUSIC FROM JUMP!
JUMP, produced by The Public Theater in NYC for the Under The Radar festival 2011, was York's musical response to Puccini's Tosca. Collaborating with director JoAnne Akalaitis, co-composer Jamie Lawrence, and David Greenspan's re-imagining of Sardou's play La Tosca and the autobiographical writings of  fin de siecle celebrity Sarah Bernhardt. "Jump is a meditation on art and love, and the way that both require a leaps which like Tosca's from the tower, are both terrifying and exhilarating." Oskar Eustis Artistic Director of Public Theater.
Click here or on the RADIO button above to listen. 



LOVE TED? LISTEN TO NORA's TED TALK (er sing!)
NORA YORK SINGS LIVE at TED -- ENJOY THIS TED VIDEO
MUSIC for FILM and TV including KLIMAWECHSEL ( CLIMATE CHANGE) ZDF
Listen/Watch the title sequence for the award winning German TV show (written and directed by Doris Dorrie) York wrote with Jamie Lawrence for a new KLIMAWECHSEL
Nora's web radio show is BACK!!! Love Crazy on ArtonAir.org

Nora York returns to radio ... Check out Clock tower radio station!!

Listen Power/Play - NPR / WNYC
Click to listen to NPR / WNYC radio show Spinning on Air hosted by David Garland --podcast POWER/PLAY
Amelia -- new song with amazing band and artist Jerry Kearns
New work with artist Jerry Kearns -- click here to see/hear this song about Amelia Earhart-- exploring a way to relate visual art and music -- slowly...

Featured TRACK of the DAY
Nora sings Handel's Oh Sleep -- From opera Semele -- CLICK HERE to hear OH SLEEP
POWER/PLAY FREE DOWNLOAD!
You can download POWER/PLAY -- free. click here. 
Be sure to scroll all the way down -- seek and ye shall find!


FoxFire Nora's performance collaboration with artist Nancy Spero
Check out this work with artist Nancy Spero -- filmaker Marion Cajori -- from FoxFire -- Tammy Wynette's Stand By Your Man -- york style!!
Video from TripSwitch with Kiki Smith
Here is a music video -- static  -- just the way I like 'em! with the artwork of Kiki Smith--

TEACHING! Yes, I teach -- find out more...
On the voice faculty at New York University Tisch School of the arts, Nora gives workshops and private lessons when her schedule allows -- To find out more about studying with her -- click here
http://www.backstage.com/bso/content_display/advice/e3id31d4e02483751f2be4719517d54b97c
Learn to SING! Cabaret Workshops available
Do you want to perform and sing on stage. Make your own Cabaret?  Let me help you realize that dream!  Click on this link see what She is teaching at NYU...
Nora York is planning workshops summer of 2011 and beyond.
SAMPLES OF NORA YORK RECORDINGS
LISTEN to some of the commercial recordings of Nora York here.
What I Want
Click here to purchase WHAT I WANT* Cd or download. (*limited addition)
(also you can purchase a download only version of a rare recording of the CD ALCHEMY co-written with ArtistShare composer Maria Schneider.)
LYRICS AND MUSIC to WHAT I WANT
click here to download lyrics and chord chart for WHAT I WANT -- in the mean time watch this animation by Candy Kugel of the song!!!

POWER/PLAY WNYC radio 10/16/07
WNYC's John Schaefer speaks with Nora about POWER/PLAY ...
"Improvising Chanteuse Nora York offers a timely revival of POWER/PLAY, a haunting progression of songs leading from post World war TWO optimism to the turmoil of Viet Nam, and onward to our current malaise.
-Time Out New York-

Post Modern Chanteuse unveils POWER/PLAY which cleverly re-arranges and interweaves anti-war pieces by the likes of Bob Dylan.
-The Daily News-
CONCERTS EVENTS YOU CAN BOOK!
Furtiva Lagrima ( secret tear)

Power/Play: All Work and No Play

What I Want

I Dreamed I Saw: The music of Jimi Hendrix and Stephen Foster

listen to the radio for samples
Artist JERRY KEARNS ( and husband)
My husband Jerry Kearns is a wonderful painter Click this link to see images... also our collaborative music/video is on youtube! You are on your own to find that.
CLICK HERE FOR ARCHIVED LIVE concert
Dear all you can click here and scroll through "latest Videos"  to view and listen to a live performance from Nora's DEC.11th concert SWERVE !!! free fun
 
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