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Tour dates




CONCERT

Mary Edwards in Concert
Rockwood Music Hall
February 26 & March 26, 2017, 3:00 PM

Rockwood Music Hall, one of NYC's most acclaimed listening rooms. Follow on Facebook...



2016-17 TOUR ARCHIVE

MARCH 26 / ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL

FEBRUARY 26 / ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL

FEBRUARY 08 / CAFFE VIVALDI

DECEMBER 22 / ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL / WITH SONYA HELLER

NOVEMBER 05 / THE BEACH INSTITUTE, SAVANNAH, GA / WITH SONYA HELLER

NOVEMBER 06 / TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH, STATESBORO, GA / WITH SONYA HELLER

SEPTEMBER 18 / ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL

AUGUST 18 / ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL / WITH SONYA HELLER

JUNE 07 / ARLENE'S GROCERY

MAY 22 / ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL

MAY 15 / ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL

MAY 08 / ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL

MAY 01 / ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL

APRIL 08 / WESTMINSTER CHOIR COLLEGE /
ECOMUSICOLOGY

FEBRUARY 28 / ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL

FEBRUARY 14 / ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL

FEBRUARY 21 / ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL

FEBRUARY 14 / ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL





RECORDING

Everyday Until Tomorrow
2017

Everyday Until Tomorrow—Mary Edwards' fourth studio release captures the essence of Modernism, '60s film scores and classic pop, thinking in terms of miniature movies (to paraphrase Burt Bacharach) to create pocket symphonies and an indelible, sprawling landscape of sound. Available on Bandcamp.





COMPOSITION

Endeavour: A Space Trilogy
2017

Mary Edwards is currently in production with a sound installation and composition inspired by the intergalactic mission of NASA astronaut, Dr. Mae Jemison.





RECORDING

The Space Between: A Sound Trilogy
2017

The Space Between: A Sound Trilogy reflects the conflict of desire and uncertainty that seems to simultaneously haunt intimate—if sometimes interim—spaces, each drawing on the relationship we have with temporality, where the anticipation of travel or movement often overshadows the destination. The ambience signifies the essence and impermanence of nature and architecture, evoking both absence and presence through sound. Mary Edwards practices what Juhani Pallasmaa calls "Sensuous Minimalism," where a certain neutrality, restraint and silence are an inherent quality of the discipline: "The significance (of architecture) is not in its material form, but in its capacity to reveal deeper layers of existence".

Available on Bandcamp.

“...an intriguing and important project which hopes to subversively acknowledge the role of humans in the way architecture functions (or doesn’t) in our culture. Mary Edwards hopes to take space back for all of us, not through seizure of property or the redefinition of place, but through the use of melody and phrasing and multi-aural overlay.”
—Katt Lissard

“...not only has Mary Edwards built a resonant dialogue among disciplines, she has amassed a body of work bound together by common themes, of the nature and philosophy of space, of the place of home and the power of nostalgia and, of the effects of all of these things on both the fixed and fluid aspects of identity and experience.”
—Daniel Alexander Jones

“…Mary Edwards is sensitive to aesthetic spaces.There is a sense of a grand nostalgia, a wonderment of Modernist sensibility and individualism within her compositional subjects...Mary results in finding and creating spaces between that are intimate, romantic and idyllic."
—Laiwan Chung

“...quite resonant.”
—Laura Koplewitz.






CONCERT

Mary Edwards: A Concert Residency
Rockwood Music Hall
May 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2016, 3:00 PM

Mary Edwards holds a residency on four consecutive Sundays at 3:00 PM during the month of May at Rockwood Music Hall, one of NYC's most acclaimed listening rooms. Follow on Facebook...





CONCERT

Mary Edwards: A Residency of Solo and Ensemble Concerts
Rockwood Music Hall
February 14, 21 & 28, 2016, 3:00 PM





SOUND INSTALLATION

No Man Must Speak But in Whispers

The Provincetown Museum
Jan 24 — April 27, 2014

Mary Edwards' Ambient sound installation inspired by the tale of Moby Dick from the perspective of The Whale to be installed.





SOUND INSTALLATION

per/severance
The Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery
Sep 5 — Oct 17, 2013


The 2013-14 Season at The Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery in Fall River , MA opened with an exhibition featuring the debut of Mary Edwards' new work, per/severance, a 14-minute, two-channel ambient sound installation about the Quequechan River, evocative of many things, the memories that the water still carries, and the conversation it would have if someone were there to listen.

Read More:
Mary Edwards' per/severance at The Grimshaw-Gudewicz Gallery.

Review: Sound Installation Brings Quequechan River Indoors (The Fall River Herald News, Oct 2013)

Review: BCC Exhibition is Both Evocative, Soothing (The Bedford Standard-Times, 5 October 2013)




INTERVIEW

The Ever-Enchanting Mary Edwards
2015

Felicity Fenton interviews Mary, who plays with space, and the sounds in and in between those spaces. As a composer, songwriter and sound artist whose projects range from recordings and performances "evocative of epic cinematic soundtracks combined with lyrical intimacy..." (Time Out NY), to immersive environmental and architectural sound installations, her work is informed by themes of temporality, impermanence, nostalgia, longing, childhood and the natural world
.





RECORDING

Eastern/Central & Mountain/Pacific
2012

Available on Bandcamp.

"Mary Edwards' new album shines with the quality and influence of a super-cool pop era: There's that cinematic touch of Francis Lai, that great Pacific Coast Highway vibe of Burt Bacharach, the poetic longing and lilt of the Carpenters and that hip urgency of a Lalo Schifrin TV theme for a Quinn Martin Production."
—Bobby Rivers

"The opening track, "Time and I" just sweeps you away to a luscious stoned soul picnic where echoes of The 5th Dimension and Swing Out Sister drown out all the noise of the surrounding madworld and set the tone for the rest of the addictive playlist..."
—Dougsploitation

With every one of her works being a cause for celebration, Mary Edwards gives us further reason to revel with the release of her opulent, yet earthy album, Eastern/Central & Mountain/Pacific.
—Popshifter





RECORDING

A Tribute to Joe Raposo

Mary Edwards commemorates the late Joe Raposo with her cover of "Everybody Sleeps." Raposo was the prolific composer of nearly every classic '70s and '80s Sesame Street and Electric Company song along with a host of other memorable television themes like Three's Company, film soundtracks, station I.D.s and Sinatra tunes. This tribute album (including The Autumn Defense, Orwell and A Girl Called Eddy) is produced by Jonathan Donaldson and will release in 2017. Read more at For Children and Adults Alike: A Tribute to Joe Raposo and Joe Raposo Tribute.



BROADCAST

For The Time Being
Scordatura: Composer Talk
2013

On 91.7 KTRU's Contemporary, Avante Garde, Electroacoustic, Acousmatic, radio show, Scordatura: Composer Talk, hosts Hsin-Jung Tsai and Chris Becker play and discuss a variety of 20th and 21st century works. It’s a casual, informal, yet serious evening of music and talk. The May 31 program featured Hasu Patel’s Sitar Concerto, and music for mixed media installations, including works by New York-based composer Mary Edwards (For the Time Being and "In the Warm Space"), Nico Muhly and David Sylvian (Approaching Silence).

Composer Talk streams live on the web at www.ktru.org 5 to 7 PM CT. Tune in and find out why talking about music is like dancing about architecture.





CONCERT

Mary Edwards Joins 40-Piece Percussion Ensemble to Perform Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer John Luther Adams' Inuksuit

Oct 3, 2014


Conductor Andy Bliss of the acclaimed nief-norf ensemble directs Pulitzer Prize-Winning composer John Luther Adams’ Inuksuit — for 40 percussionists. The outdoor concert was spread across the UNC Asheville Quad and surrounding Asheville woodland campus.


Mary Edwards, (pictured) on tympani, as part of a 40-piece ensemble performing John Luther Adams' Inuksuit, October 2014



FILM SCORE

Strange Relations:
Original Motion Picture Score


Mary is currently composing a film score for Velvet Candy Entertainment's forthcoming "darkly imaginative" and "hilariously tragic" comedy thriller, set between the 1960s- and present-day California. This is on the tail-end of her work with an earlier project: Pretty: The Series. Seasons 2 and 3 of this award-winning mockumentary that spoofs kiddie beauty pageants (Toddlers & Tiaras, Little Miss Perfect) and soap operas, featured the show's farcical theme song, "Gumdrop the Unicorn," covered by a different artist per episode. For Mary Edwards' Season 2 version, she takes her cue from Charles Fox's "Love, American Style"; for her Season 3 version, she gives it an instrumental 1980s DALLAS treatment.










"28 Feb 2016 / Rockwood Music Hall

21 Feb 2016 / Rockwood Music Hall

14 Feb 2016 / Rockwood Music Hall

13 Sep 2015 / Rockwood Music Hall

22 Jun 2015 / Arlene's Grocery

07 Jun 2015 / Rockwood Music Hall

29 Mar 2015 / Rockwood Music Hall

11 Mar 2015 / Davis Auditorium

09 Nov 2014 / Rockwood Music Hall

14 Sep 2014 / Rockwood Music Hall

01 Jun 2014 / Rockwood Music Hall

29 Jun 2013 / Rockwood Music Hall

01 Jun 2013 / BGSQSD/NY

06 Apr 2013 / Frostburg TheaterInterview: per/severance, The Fall River Herald

Review: per/severance, The Bedford Standard-Times

Release: per/severance, The Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery

Review: Eastern/Central & Mountain/Pacific, Yahoo News

Review: Eastern/Central & Mountain/Pacific, Popshifter

Review: Eastern/Central & Mountain/Pacific, Dougsploitation

Review: Eastern/Central & Mountain/Pacific, Deep Dish

Interview: Console, Popshifter

Review: Console, On Film

...this songstress pays superb homage to the past, but not just in regards to channeling some of the most emblematic music of the '70s. Through her lyrics and emotional delivery on songs like "White Jumpsuit", she evokes the nostalgia of the generation that she so fondly remembers. The hit songs we remember from our past may rise and fall off the charts, but it's the emotions that they provoked which make us remember them for years to come..."
—PM Entertainment Magazine
 
"With her gentle voice, arrangements evoking both Willem de Kooning's "hallelujah sky" and the world's bright, sun-filled urban landscapes, and lyrics exhibiting the emotional sensitivity of Carleen Anderson and Antonio Carlos Jobim, Mary Edwards has given us an album that definitely brings, as it is named, A SMILE IN THE MIND. The album, a journey itself, begins with a trip across the United States in "White Jumpsuit", a trip complete with convertible Mustangs, sunshine and reminiscences of home. The next group of songs deals with many aspects of human relationships: the expansive feeling that comes with new love is expressed in "Landing", while "You Had Me at Hello" reads like a letter sent to a destined partner. In "Camden", Ms. Edwards is at her finest as arranger, singer, and lyricist: a spacious, sonic carpet carries whispers of loss ("...with the memories soaking the sheets..." through the overcast, heart- heavy world of love's tragedy. Both "Something To Do With It" and "Sympathetic Magic" contain a flash of hope, the lyrics of the latter displaying a great deal of emotional maturity as well as compassion for the "heart-hurt". The other songs on this album ("April Fool", "Love Love Love") are special as well - but while I could go into them there is not much else to say, save for get this album. NOW."—Samuel Thompson, violinist

"The epic sound in the background of Uovo reminds me that i'm on a journey, and that each course is cyclical. it gives me a chance to reflect and recalibrate in a way that is calming and rejuvenating."
–Trudy Miller, Architect, Room 394 Projects



RECORDING

Everyday Until Tomorrow
Winter 2016

Everyday Until Tomorrow—Mary Edwards' latest solo release captures the essence of Modernism, '60s film scores and classic pop, thinking in terms of miniature movies (to paraphrase Burt Bacharach) to create pocket symphonies and an indelible, sprawling landscape of sound. Available on Bandcamp.







SOUND INSTALLATION

per/severance and this bright morning at The Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery
Sep 5 — Oct 17, 2013


The 2013-14 Season at The Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery in Fall River , MA opened with an exhibition featuring the debut of Mary Edwards' new work, per/severance, a 14-minute, two-channel ambient sound installation about the Quequechan River, evocative of many things, the memories that the water still carries, and the conversation it would have if someone were there to listen.

Read More:
Mary Edwards' per/severance at The Grimshaw-Gudewicz Gallery.

Review: Sound Installation Brings Quequechan River Indoors (The Fall River Herald News, Oct 2013)

Review: BCC Exhibition is Both Evocative, Soothing (The Bedford Standard-Times, 5 October 2013)



RECORDING

The Space Between: A Sound Trilogy
Fall 2015

THE SPACE BETWEEN: A SOUND TRILOGY reflects the conflict of desire and uncertainty that seems to simultaneously haunt intimate—if sometimes interim—spaces, each drawing on the relationship we have with temporality, where the anticipation of travel or movement often overshadows the destination. The ambience signifies the essence and impermanence of nature and architecture, evoking both absence and presence through sound. Mary Edwards practices what Juhani Pallasmaa calls "Sensuous Minimalism," where a certain neutrality, restraint and silence are an inherent quality of the discipline: "The significance (of architecture) is not in its material form, but in its capacity to reveal deeper layers of existence".

Available on Bandcamp.

“...an intriguing and important project which hopes to subversively acknowledge the role of humans in the way architecture functions (or doesn’t) in our culture. Mary Edwards hopes to take space back for all of us, not through seizure of property or the redefinition of place, but through the use of melody and phrasing and multi-aural overlay.”
—Katt Lissard

“...not only has Mary Edwards built a resonant dialogue among disciplines, she has amassed a body of work bound together by common themes, of the nature and philosophy of space, of the place of home and the power of nostalgia and, of the effects of all of these things on both the fixed and fluid aspects of identity and experience.”
—Daniel Alexander Jones

“…Mary Edwards is sensitive to aesthetic spaces.There is a sense of a grand nostalgia, a wonderment of Modernist sensibility and individualism within her compositional subjects...Mary results in finding and creating spaces between that are intimate, romantic and idyllic."
—Laiwan Chung

“...quite resonant.”
—Laura Koplewitz.



INTERVIEW

The Ever-Enchanting Mary Edwards
Fri, Aprilt 24, 2015

Felicity Fenton interviews Mary, who plays with space, and the sounds in and in between those spaces. As a composer, songwriter and sound artist whose projects range from recordings and performances "evocative of epic cinematic soundtracks combined with lyrical intimacy..." (Time Out NY), to immersive environmental and architectural sound installations, her work is informed by themes of temporality, impermanence, nostalgia, longing, childhood and the natural world.

CONCERT

Mary Edwards Joins 40-Piece Percussion Ensemble to Perform Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer John Luther Adams' Inuksuit

Sat, Oct 3, 2014

Conductor Andy Bliss of the acclaimed nief-norf ensemble directs Pulitzer Prize-Winning composer John Luther Adams’ Inuksuit — for 40 percussionists. The outdoor concert was spread across the UNC Asheville Quad and surrounding Asheville woodland campus.

Mary Edwards, (pictured) on tympani,
as part of a 40-piece ensemble performing John Luther Adams' Inuksuit, October 2014


SOUND INSTALLATION

Conversation at 2 West 13 Street at The Shelia Johnson Design Center/Parsons NY
January 2014

Conversation at 2 West 13th Street is an extension of a sound showcase hosted by the research group Sound@Newschool. As one of the participants invited to engage sonically with a specific image from the building, Mary Edwards created a response to a cantilevered room. It will be installed as a component of the exhibition at the Sheila Johnson Design Center opening in January 2014.








CONCERT

Mary Edwards: A Concert Residency
May 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2016, 3:00 PM

Mary Edwards holds a residency on four consecutive Sundays at 3:00 PM during the month of May at Rockwood Music Hall, one of NYC's most acclaimed listening rooms. Follow on Facebook...



CONCERT

Mary Edwards: A Residency of Solo and Ensemble Concerts
February 14, 21 & 28, 2016, 3:00 PM

Mary Edwards holds residency for the month of February at Rockwood Music Hall, one of NYC's most acclaimed listening rooms. Follow on Facebook...



RECORDING

Everyday Until Tomorrow
Winter 2016

Everyday Until Tomorrow—Mary Edwards' latest solo release captures the essence of Modernism, '60s film scores and classic pop, thinking in terms of miniature movies (to paraphrase Burt Bacharach) to create pocket symphonies and an indelible, sprawling landscape of sound. Available on Bandcamp.



TOUR


28 Feb 2016 / Rockwood Music Hall

21 Feb 2016 / Rockwood Music Hall

14 Feb 2016 / Rockwood Music Hall

13 Sep 2015 / Rockwood Music Hall

22 Jun 2015 / Arlene's Grocery

07 Jun 2015 / Rockwood Music Hall

29 Mar 2015 / Rockwood Music Hall

11 Mar 2015 / Davis Auditorium

09 Nov 2014 / Rockwood Music Hall

14 Sep 2014 / Rockwood Music Hall

01 Jun 2014 / Rockwood Music Hall

29 Jun 2013 / Rockwood Music Hall

01 Jun 2013 / BGSQSD/NY

06 Apr 2013 / Frostburg Theater

PRESS


Interview: per/severance, The Fall River Herald

Review: per/severance, The Bedford Standard-Times

Release: per/severance, The Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery

Review: Eastern/Central & Mountain/Pacific, Yahoo News

Review: Eastern/Central & Mountain/Pacific, Popshifter

Review: Eastern/Central & Mountain/Pacific, Dougsploitation

Review: Eastern/Central & Mountain/Pacific, Deep Dish

Interview: Console, Popshifter

Review: Console, On Film





RECORDING

The Space Between: A Sound Trilogy
Fall 2015

THE SPACE BETWEEN: A SOUND TRILOGY reflects the conflict of desire and uncertainty that seems to simultaneously haunt intimate—if sometimes interim—spaces, each drawing on the relationship we have with temporality, where the anticipation of travel or movement often overshadows the destination. The ambience signifies the essence and impermanence of nature and architecture, evoking both absence and presence through sound. Mary Edwards practices what Juhani Pallasmaa calls "Sensuous Minimalism," where a certain neutrality, restraint and silence are an inherent quality of the discipline: "The significance (of architecture) is not in its material form, but in its capacity to reveal deeper layers of existence".

Available on Bandcamp.

“...an intriguing and important project which hopes to subversively acknowledge the role of humans in the way architecture functions (or doesn’t) in our culture. Mary Edwards hopes to take space back for all of us, not through seizure of property or the redefinition of place, but through the use of melody and phrasing and multi-aural overlay.”
—Katt Lissard

“...not only has Mary Edwards built a resonant dialogue among disciplines, she has amassed a body of work bound together by common themes, of the nature and philosophy of space, of the place of home and the power of nostalgia and, of the effects of all of these things on both the fixed and fluid aspects of identity and experience.”
—Daniel Alexander Jones

“…Mary Edwards is sensitive to aesthetic spaces.There is a sense of a grand nostalgia, a wonderment of Modernist sensibility and individualism within her compositional subjects...Mary results in finding and creating spaces between that are intimate, romantic and idyllic."
—Laiwan Chung

“...quite resonant.”
—Laura Koplewitz.



INTERVIEW

The Ever-Enchanting Mary Edwards
Fri, Aprilt 24, 2015

Felicity Fenton interviews Mary, who plays with space, and the sounds in and in between those spaces. As a composer, songwriter and sound artist whose projects range from recordings and performances "evocative of epic cinematic soundtracks combined with lyrical intimacy..." (Time Out NY), to immersive environmental and architectural sound installations, her work is informed by themes of temporality, impermanence, nostalgia, longing, childhood and the natural world.
BROADCAST

For The Time Being on Scordatura:
Composer Talk
May 31, 2013

On 91.7 KTRU's Contemporary, Avante Garde, Electroacoustic, Acousmatic, radio show, hosts Hsin-Jung Tsai and Chris Becker play and discuss a variety of 20th and 21st century works. It’s a casual, informal, yet serious evening of music and talk. The May 31 program featured Hasu Patel’s Sitar Concerto, and music for mixed media installations, including works by New York-based composer Mary Edwards (For the Time Being and "In the Warm Space"), Nico Muhly and David Sylvian (Approaching Silence).

Composer Talk streams live on the web at www.ktru.org 5 to 7 PM CT. Tune in and find out why talking about music is like dancing about architecture.


SOUND INSTALLATION

No Man Must Speak But in Whispers at The Provincetown Museum
January 24 through April 27, 2014

Mary Edwards' Ambient work inspired by the tale of Moby Dick from the perspective of The Whale to be installed.


BROADCAST

Liner Notes With Mary Edwards: It's Rainmaking Time
2010

Being a creative artist today takes a bit of risk-taking, tons of courage, and a profound trust in oneself as an artistic being. Although many artists are skilled at their craft, not all of them can easily express the wonders, paradoxes, and mysteries that emerge from their private creative space. Mary Edwards has a unique ability to share a rarefied realm as a talented composer, singer, songwriter and arranger. In this interview on It's Rainmaking Time she explains the intricacies of navigating life as a creative being in pursuit of a calling. Welcome our guest as she shares wisdom from her multifaceted artistic path working successfully in the midst of a great international economic crisis.



Mary Edwards, on tympani, as part of a 40-piece ensemble performing John Luther Adams' Inuksuit, October 2014.
CONCERT

Mary Edwards Joins 40-Piece Percussion Ensemble to Perform Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer John Luther Adams' Inuksuit
Sat, Oct 3, 2014

Conductor Andy Bliss of the acclaimed nief-norf ensemble directs Pulitzer Prize-Winning composer John Luther Adams’ Inuksuit — for 40 percussionists. The outdoor concert was spread across the UNC Asheville Quad and surrounding Asheville woodland campus.

SOUND INSTALLATION

Conversation at 2 West 13 Street at The Shelia Johnson Design Center/Parsons NY
January 2014

Conversation at 2 West 13th Street is an extension of a sound showcase hosted by the research group Sound@Newschool. As one of the participants invited to engage sonically with a specific image from the building, Mary Edwards created a response to a cantilevered room. It will be installed as a component of the exhibition at the Sheila Johnson Design Center opening in January 2014.

PERFORMANCE

Jomama Jones: Night Flowers at JACK/Brooklyn
30 October through 1 November 2014, 8:00 PM

Mary Edwards MCs and performs in Jomama Jones: Night Flowers, featuring musical director Dr. Bobby Halvorson, Helga Davis, Jacques Gerard Colimon, Rhonda Ross, Will Davis, and celebrated performance scholar E. Patrick Johnson. Jomama Jones is the creation of Daniel Alexander Jones, an Alpert award-winning interdisciplinary artist, named by American Theatre Magazine “one of the artists whose work would] change American stages for decades to come.”

SOUND INSTALLATION

per/severance and this bright morning at The Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery
Sep 5 — Oct 17, 2013


The 2013-14 Season at The Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery in Fall River , MA opened with an exhibition featuring the debut of Mary Edwards' new work, per/severance, a 14-minute, two-channel ambient sound installation about the Quequechan River, evocative of many things, the memories that the water still carries, and the conversation it would have if someone were there to listen.

Read More:
Mary Edwards' per/severance at The Grimshaw-Gudewicz Gallery.

Review: Sound Installation Brings Quequechan River Indoors (The Fall River Herald News, Oct 2013)

Review: BCC Exhibition is Both Evocative, Soothing (The Bedford Standard-Times, 5 October 2013)

SOUND INSTALLATION

The Sweet Curve, Epilogue for a Quinn Martin Production, and per/severance to be Installed for Penumbra Exhibition at Gallery 114
Jan 2 —Feb 5, 2014

The Sweet Curve—part of a sound trilogy where each composition reflects the conflict of desire and uncertainty that seems to simultaneously haunt intimate (if sometimes interim) spaces, each drawing on the relationship we have with temporality, where the anticipation of travel or movement often overshadows the destinantion — signifies the essence and impermanence of nature and architecture, evoking both absence and presence through sound. Mary Edwards practices what Juhani Pallasmaa calls "Sensuous Minimalism," where a certain neutrality, restraint and silence are an inherent quality of the discipline: "The significance of architecture is not in its material form, but in its capacity to reveal deeper layers of existence." The Sweet Curve—in addition to her sound compositions, per/severance and Epilogue for a Quinn Martin Production —will be installed as part of the Penumbra exhibition at Gallery 114 in Portland, Oregon, January 2 through February 5 2014.
SOUND INSTALLATION

I Could Live Forever (In a Day Like Today), Altamont, and The Juice of Stone to be Installed for Taproot Exhibition at Gallery 114, Portland, OR
Jan 2 —Feb 1, 2013

I Could Live Forever (In a Day Like Today)—part of a sound trilogy where each composition reflects the conflict of desire and uncertainty that seems to simultaneously haunt intimate (if sometimes interim) spaces, each drawing on the relationship we have with temporality, where the anticipation of travel or movement often overshadows the destinantion — signifies the essence and impermanence of nature and architecture, evoking both absence and presence through sound. Mary Edwards practices what Juhani Pallasmaa calls "Sensuous Minimalism," where a certain neutrality, restraint and silence are an inherent quality of the discipline: "The significance of architecture is not in its material form, but in its capacity to reveal deeper layers of existence." I Could Live Forever (In a Day Like Today)—in addition to her sound compositions, Altamont and The Juice of Stone —will be installed as part of the Taproot exhibition at Gallery 114 in Portland, Oregon, January 2 through February 1 2013.
SOUND INSTALLATION

For The Time Being 1, Off Season Fairground, and Arctic Cathedral Topographies (Aerial View) to be Installed for Exit, Winter Exhibition at Gallery 114, Portland, OR
Jan 5 through 28, 2012

For the Time Being 1—part of a sound trilogy where each composition reflects the conflict of desire and uncertainty that seems to simultaneously haunt intimate (if sometimes interim) spaces, each drawing on the relationship we have with temporality, where the anticipation of travel or movement often overshadows the destinantion — signifies the essence and impermanence of nature and architecture, evoking both absence and presence through sound. Mary Edwards practices what Juhani Pallasmaa calls "Sensuous Minimalism," where a certain neutrality, restraint and silence are an inherent quality of the discipline: "The significance of architecture is not in its material form, but in its capacity to reveal deeper layers of existence." For The Time Being—in addition to her sound compositions, Off Season Fairground and Arctic Cathedral Topographies (Aerial View) —will be installed as part of the Exit, Winter exhibition at Gallery 114 in Portland, Oregon, January 5 through 28, 2012.




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RECORDING

Everyday Until Tomorrow
March 2015


CONCERT

Mary Edwards in Concert at The Rockwood Music Hall
Sunday, 9 November 2014, 4:00 PM


CONCERT

Jomama Jones: Night Flowers at JACK/Brooklyn
30 October through 1 November 2014, 8:00 PM


CONCERT

Mary Edwards in Concert at The Rockwood Music Hall
Sunday, 14 September 2014, 3:00 PM

With trio.


CONCERT

Mary Edwards in Concert at The Rockwood Music Hall
Sunday, 1 June 2014, 3:00 PM

With trio.


SOUND INSTALLATION

Penumbra at Gallery 114, Portland, OR
2 January through 1 February 2014

The Sweet Curve
per/severance
Epilogue for a Quinn Martin Production


CONCERT

Mary Edwards in Concert at The Rockwood Music Hall
June 1, 2014
With trio
Rockwood Music Hall, NY


SOUND INSTALLATION

No Man Must Speak But in Whispers at The Provincetown Museum
January 24 through April 27, 2014


SOUND INSTALLATION

Conversation at 2 West 13 Street at The Shelia Johnson Design Center/Parsons NY
January 2014

Oceanic Diapason


SOUND INSTALLATION

per/severance at The Grimshaw-Gudewicz Gallery, MA
September 6 through October 20, 2013 - Exhibition
September 6, 2013 - Artist's Reception
September 18, 2013 - Artist's Talk


CONCERT

Mary Edwards in Concert at The Rockwood Music Hall
June 29, 2013

With trio


SOUND INSTALLATION

Taproot at Gallery 114, Portland, OR
January 2 through February 1 2013

I Could Live Forever (in a Day Like Today)
Altamont
The Juice of Stone


BROADCAST

Liner Notes With Mary Edwards: It's Rainmaking Time
2010

Being a creative artist today takes a bit of risk-taking, tons of courage, and a profound trust in oneself as an artistic being. Although many artists are skilled at their craft, not all of them can easily express the wonders, paradoxes, and mysteries that emerge from their private creative space. Mary Edwards has a unique ability to share a rarefied realm as a talented composer, singer, songwriter and arranger. In this interview on It's Rainmaking Time she explains the intricacies of navigating life as a creative being in pursuit of a calling. Welcome our guest as she shares wisdom from her multifaceted artistic path working successfully in the midst of a great international economic crisis.



RECORDING

Everyday Until Tomorrow
December 2014


CONCERT

Mary Edwards in Concert at The Rockwood Music Hall
Sunday, 9 November 2014, 4:00 PM


CONCERT

Jomama Jones: Night Flowers at JACK/Brooklyn
30 October through 1 November 2014, 8:00 PM


CONCERT

Mary Edwards in Concert at The Rockwood Music Hall
Sunday, 14 September 2014, 3:00 PM

With trio.


CONCERT

Mary Edwards in Concert at The Rockwood Music Hall
Sunday, 1 June 2014, 3:00 PM

With trio.


SOUND INSTALLATION

Penumbra at Gallery 114, Portland, OR
2 January through 1 February 2014

The Sweet Curve
per/severance
Epilogue for a Quinn Martin Production


CONCERT

Mary Edwards in Concert at The Rockwood Music Hall
June 1, 2014
With trio
Rockwood Music Hall, NY


SOUND INSTALLATION

No Man Must Speak But in Whispers at The Provincetown Museum
January 24 through April 27, 2014


SOUND INSTALLATION

Conversation at 2 West 13 Street at The Shelia Johnson Design Center/Parsons NY
January 2014

Oceanic Diapason


SOUND INSTALLATION

per/severance at The Grimshaw-Gudewicz Gallery, MA
September 6 through October 20, 2013 - Exhibition
September 6, 2013 - Artist's Reception
September 18, 2013 - Artist's Talk


CONCERT

Mary Edwards in Concert at The Rockwood Music Hall
June 29, 2013

With trio


SOUND INSTALLATION

Taproot at Gallery 114, Portland, OR
January 2 through February 1 2013

I Could Live Forever (in a Day Like Today)
Altamont
The Juice of Stone

SCREENS AND STRUCTURES: AIRPORTS, WOODLANDS AND WOMBS

A dialogue and workshop on a sound and space trilogy.

February 18, 2008
Skidmore College/Case Gallery
815 North Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY
518.580.5000
skidmore.edu

With Mary Edwards and Evangelos Corpas.

“…space is not simply the three-dimensional projection of a mental representation, but it is something that is heard, and acted upon.”
Bernard Tschumi, Architecture and Disjunction

Composer Mary Edwards will discuss Everyday Until Tomorrow, a sound and space trilogy inspired by interrelated spaces––airports, woodlands, and wombs––which are, at once, perceived as both vast and intimate. Each shares the conflict of desire and uncertainty that seems to simultaneously haunt these types of spaces. Each space draws on the relationship we have with temporality, where the anticipation of travel or movement often overshadows the destination.

She will dialogue with installation artist and architect Evangelos Courpas on time-based art, site-related installation, and the socio-political investigations of space in his course Screens and Structures.

Students will work collaboratively on the "woodlands" theme by developing connective written, visual and aural content to Skidmore College's North Woods. Support materials include Gaston Bachelard's The Poetics of Space, Janet Cardiff's The Missing Voice (case study b), and Svetlana Boym's The Future of Nostalgia. The workshop culminates in a multi-channel sound/video installation at Case Gallery.

Evangelos Courpas is an installation artist and architect working with concepts of collage, memory, space, the act of building place, and in observing or remembering how spaces become place. MFA, Alfred University; BA, Oberlin College. Exhibitions at Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, College of Fine Arts at Shanghai University, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Cricket Engine Gallery. Participant in the International Summer Residency Program at the Experimental Television Center.

Mary Edwards is a composer whose projects range from recordings evocative of cinematic soundtracks to scores and sound installations both about and utilizing the properties of architecture and the natural environment that enhance spatial experience, foster deep listening, and create cinema for the ear. MFA, Goddard College, School of Visual Arts, Parsons School of Design, NurtureART Gallery, Ch’i Contemporary Fine Arts, Pratt Gallery.






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Eastern/Central & Mountain/Pacific: An Encore Presentation Concert

On Sunday afternoon, 2 December 2012, Mary Edwards will perform at The Rockwood Music Hall, joined by Andrew Potenza on drums and Jason Di Matteo (of Burnt Sugar Arkestra) on bass for in support of her latest release, Eastern/Central & Mountain/Pacific. Time: 3–4pm.


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Eastern/Central & Mountain/Pacific Album Release Concert

On Sunday afternoon, 9 September 2012, Mary Edwards will perform at The Rockwood Music Hall, joined by Andrew Potenza on drums and Jason Di Matteo (of Burnt Sugar Arkestra) on bass,plus special guests Mark Lesseraux, Crystal Durant and Paul Bertolino for her annual birthday concert and in support of her new release, Eastern/Central & Mountain/Pacific. Time: 3–4pm.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 4-5 PM
Mary Edwards: The Annual Birthday Concert
The Rockwood Music Hall

Mary Edwards (piano/vocals) will be joined by Andrew Potenza (drums/percussion) and Gary Wang (bass) for her annual birthday concert at The Rockwood Music Hall, in support of her upcoming EP release, Eastern/Central & Mountain/Pacific. A one-hour performance will be folllowed by a reception. Time: 4–5pm.

Visit The Rockwood Music Hall for more details. SUNDAY 7 AUGUST 2010, 3-4 PM

Mary Edwards: Live
The Rockwood Music Hall


Mary Edwards (piano/vocals) will be joined by Andrew Potenza (drums/percussion). Time: 3–4pm. The Rockwood Music Hall.
SUNDAY 22 MAY 2011, 3-4 PM

Mary Edwards: Solo
The Rockwood Music Hall


Mary Edwards (piano/vocals) will be joined by Andrew Potenza (drums/percussion). A one-hour performance will be folllowed by a reception. Time: 3–4pm. The Rockwood Music Hall.




For The Time Being on Scordatura: Composer Talk

On 91.7 KTRU's Contemporary, Avante Garde, Electroacoustic, Acousmatic, radio show, hosts Hsin-Jung Tsai and Chris Becker play and discuss a variety of 20th and 21st century works.  It’s a casual, informal, yet serious evening of music and talk. The May 31 program featured Hasu Patel’s Sitar Concerto, and music for mixed media installations, including works by New York-based composer Mary Edwards (For the Time Being and "In the Warm Space"), Nico Muhly and David Sylvian (Approaching Silence).  
 
Composer Talk streams live on the web at www.ktru.org 5 to 7 PM CT. Tune in and find out why talking about music is like dancing about architecture.





For The Time Being in Portland

For The Time Being, a sound trilogy, reflects the conflict of desire and uncertainty that seems to simultaneously haunt intimate (if sometimes interim) spaces, each drawing on the relationship we have with temporality, where the anticipation of travel or movement often overshadows the destinantion. It signifies the essence and impermanence of nature and architecture, evoking both absence and presence through sound. Mary Edwards practices what Juhani Pallasmaa calls "Sensuous Minimalism," where a certain neutrality, restraint and silence are an inherent quality of the discipline: "The significance of architecture is not in its material form, but in its capacity to reveal deeper layers of existence". For the Time Being 1 —in addition to her recent sound compositions, Arctic Cathedral Topographies (Aerial View) and Off Season Fairground —was installed as part of the Exit, Winter exhibition at Gallery 114 in Portland, Oregon, January 2012. (Click titles to listen.)



A Tribute to Joe Raposo

Mary Edwards commemorates the late Joe Raposo with her cover of "Everybody Sleeps." Raposo was the prolific composer of nearly every classic '70s and '80s Sesame Street and Electric Company song along with a host of other memorable television themes like Three's Company, film soundtracks and Sinatra tunes. This tribute album (including The Autumn Defense, Orwell and A Girl Called Eddy) is produced by Jonathan Donaldson and will release in 2012. Read more at For Children and Adults Alike: A Tribute to Joe Raposo and Joe Raposo Tribute.




Soundtrack Music to a Lost Film
The Man From Another Place

Mary's haunting, cinematic collaborations, "Why" and "The Vicious Cycle" with The Man From another Place writer/producer Dan Hirst are featured on his 2012 release.



Pretty: The Series
Opening Theme

Throughout Seasons 2 and 3 of this award-winning mockumentary that spoofs kiddie beauty pageants (Toddlers & Tiaras, Little Miss Perfect) and soap operas, produced by Velvet Candy Entertainment, the show's farcical theme song, "Gumdrop the Unicorn," is covered by a different artist per episode. For Mary Edwards' Season 2 version, she takes her cue from Charles Fox's "Love, American Style"; for her Season 3 version, she gives it an instrumental 1980s DALLAS treatment...




Strange Relations
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

...also, Mary is currently composing a film score for Velvet Candy Entertainment's forthcoming "darkly imaginative" and "hilariously tragic" comedy thriller, set between the 1960s- and present-day California.




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Expo

Mary's orchestral pop collaborations "If There Ever Was" and "Out of the Millions" with writer/producer John Lane are featured on the Expo's 2010 release.

"...principally the work of John Lane and friends who it seems has a thing for the craftsmanship of both warmly radiating pristine pop much like the type that appeared on the Beach Boys ’Smile’ ... there’s the absolutely sumptuous lovelorn sweetness of the 70’s styled candy pop ... adept attention to melody and mood..."
–losingtoday.com

"Anyone that hears your album will be impressed. The youth of today have missed out on the golden era of recording; it looks like your album will bring them up to speed on important and enjoyable music."
–Hal Blaine, Wrecking Crew member/Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member/genius drummer on The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds

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Uovo
A Site specific work for Room 394 Projects, Brooklyn

"The epic sound in the background of Uovo reminds me that i'm on a journey, and that each course is cyclical.  it gives me a chance to reflect and recalibrate in a way that is calming and rejuvenating."
–Trudy Miller, Architect, Room 394 Projects

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Landscape of The Body
By Mary Edwards
(2001)

If new york is the male city of the east where the sun rises, where every tower thrusting up into the air is a microcosm of the boat of land that sticks into the water, an echo of its shape, the san francisco is the female city of the west where the sun sets, hugs the ground surrounding the hollow navel of the bay; streets lined with shores of waving walls, cascade over hills.
—Stanley Saitowitz, Architect













SOUND INSTALLATION

Conversation at 2 West 13th Street at The Shelia Johnson Design Center, NYC

Conversation at 2 West 13th Street is an extension of a sound showcase hosted by the research group Sound@Newschool. As one of the participants invited to engage sonically with a specific image from the building, Mary Edwards created a response, in correspondence with an alcove. It will be installed as a component of the exhibition at the Sheila Johnson Design Center opening in January 2014.

SOUND INSTALLATION

per/severance

5 September 2013 — 17 October 2013
The Grimshaw-Gudewicz Gallery
Fall River, Massachusetts

The 2013-14 Season at Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery will open with an exhibition featuring the debut of new works by Mary Edwards and Charlotte Hamlin. Edwards' per/severance, an ambient sound installation about the Quequechan River, is evocative of many things, the memories that the water still carries, the conversation it would have if someone were there to listen. Hamlin's installation, this bright morning, is a reimagining of an Allée. Constructed with sewn and hand dyed organza over delicately constructed armatures, Hamlin has transformed the notion into a musing about life and death, about impermanence, about that which remains after everything else is gone.

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CONCERT

Mary Edwards in Concert at The Rockwood Music Hall
Sunday 30 June 2013, 4:00pm

Mary Edwards will perform at The Rockwood Music Hall, joined by Andrew Potenza on drums for an intimate, 45-minute set. Note, there is no cover for this performance; donation is suggested.


APPEARANCE

The Life and Work of Karen Carpenter
Thursday 27 June 2013, 7:00pm

Randy L. Schmidt is the author of Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter (2010) and the editor of Yesterday Once More: The Carpenters Reader (2012), both published by Chicago Review Press. Schmidt will read from both books and discuss Karen Carpenter’s life and work.

Schmidt served as creative consultant for several television documentaries on the Carpenters, including those for E! True Hollywood Story, A&E’s Biography and VH1’s Behind the Music. He is also a music educator. Schmidt lives near Dallas,Texas.

Joining Schmidt for this special evening of music and memories will be Mary Edwards, a composer, musician, arranger, producer and sound artist whose projects range from recordings "evocative of epic cinematic soundtracks combined with lyrical intimacy..." (Time Out NY), to ambient installations—sound as a spatial form—that create nature, architecture and cinema for the ear.

Read Schmidt’s article on Karen Carpenter in The Advocate, “Karen Carpenter: Unlikely Gay Icon”:

http://tinyurl.com/ca5mtrm.

BROADCAST

WOOL 100.1 FM

Wednesday 19 June 2013, 9:00pm

Lost Marbles host Julio Razquin will feature some of his old and new favorite female artists, including Mary Edwards, Louise Goffin, Sarah Gillespie, Imelda May, Laurie Biagini, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Om Kalthoum, and more.

Visit WOOL 100.1 FM for more information.

REVIEW

Mary Edwards' "Eastern/Central & Mountain/Pacific," a Timeless Release

Yahoo Voices, January 2013

Mary Edwards' smoky honey bourbon vocals all at once evoke the early output of Burt Bacharach and Fifth Dimension and Dionne Warwick and ice cream castles in the air. With her latest release "Eastern/Central & Mountain Pacific," the singer successfully channels the muse of '70s television themes in an oddly satisfying, coherently tight 30-minute set...

MORE...



REVIEW

Popshifter
The Spinning Special: Mary Edwards, Eastern/Central & Mountain/Pacific
Popshifter, September 2012

Such is the momentous arrival of Mary Edwards‘s new album Eastern/Central & Mountain/Pacific! Her album title harkens back to a time during the 1970s when television networks would announce the scheduled show times applying to those specific time zones; the casual spectator was always given a dual sense of sweeping national geography and a sense of union, that we were all bound together by what was coming across the channel.
Mary Edwards’s music has always been about such unity; each album that she delivers is a warm, welcoming party...

MORE...



REVIEW

Mary Edwards, Eastern/Central & Mountain/Pacific
Dougsploitation: A One-Way Ticket to the Depths of Pop Culture, September 2012

This musical trip through time sounds and feel like it was made just for me - and I know some (if not all) of my readers will feel the same way. Let's take a look at it song by song....

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RECORDING

The Inn: The Series licenses music from Mary Edwards for Season 1

The Inn, an XFiles-esqe, supernatural soap with a twist of Alfred Hitchcock (produced by Steve Silverman who brought us PRETTY, the award-winning mockumentary that spoofs kiddie beauty pageants (Toddlers & Tiaras, Little Miss Perfect), produced by Velvet Candy Entertainment, will feature songs by Mary Edwards.

BROADCAST

Mary Edwards, David Bowie, Jarvis Cocker and others Featured on NOW Again Cloudcast

Tune in to The Secret Admirer Mixcloud channel to hear the full program.

RECORDING

Expo: The Most Fabulous Object in the World

Mary appears on "Night Time Kite Flying" with writer/producer John Lane on the latest Expo release.

SOUND INSTALLATION

I Could Live Forever (in a Day Like Today) in Portland, OR

I Could Live Forever (in a Day Like Today)—part of a sound trilogy where each composition reflects the conflict of desire and uncertainty that seems to simultaneously haunt intimate (if sometimes interim) spaces, each drawing on the relationship we have with temporality, where the anticipation of travel or movement often overshadows the destinantion — signifies the essence and impermanence of nature and architecture, evoking both absence and presence through sound. Mary Edwards practices what Juhani Pallasmaa calls "Sensuous Minimalism," where a certain neutrality, restraint and silence are an inherent quality of the discipline: "The significance of architecture is not in its material form, but in its capacity to reveal deeper layers of existence." I Could Live Forever (in a Day Like Today) —in addition to her sound compositions, Altamont and The Juice of Stone —will be installed as part of the Taproot exhibition at Gallery 114 in Portland, Oregon, 3-27 January 2013.

BROADCAST

Mary Edwards, Brent Cash, R.E.M. and others Featured on The NOW Sounds of Secret Admirer on Cloudcast

Tune in to The Secret Admirer Mixcloud channel to hear the full program.

CONCERT

Eastern/Central & Mountain/Pacific: An Encore Presentation Concert

On Sunday afternoon, 2 December 2012, Mary Edwards will perform at The Rockwood Music Hall, joined by Andrew Potenza on drums and Jason Di Matteo (of Burnt Sugar Arkestra) on bass for in support of her latest release, Eastern/Central & Mountain/Pacific. Time: 3–4pm.


BROADCAST

Across Time: Mary Edwards on WOOL 100.1 FM

Lost Marbles host Julio Razquin interviews Mary Edwards about her latest release, Eastern/Central & Mountain/Pacific.

Visit WOOL 100.1 FM for more information.

BROADCAST

For The Time Being on Scordatura: Composer Talk

On 91.7 KTRU's Contemporary, Avante Garde, Electroacoustic, Acousmatic, radio show, hosts Hsin-Jung Tsai and Chris Becker play and discuss a variety of 20th and 21st century works.  It’s a casual, informal, yet serious evening of music and talk. The May 31 program featured Hasu Patel’s Sitar Concerto, and music for mixed media installations, including works by New York-based composer Mary Edwards (For the Time Being and "In the Warm Space"), Nico Muhly and David Sylvian (Approaching Silence).  
 
Composer Talk streams live on the web at www.ktru.org 5 to 7 PM CT. Tune in and find out why talking about music is like dancing about architecture.

SOUND INSTALLATION

For The Time Being in Portland

For The Time Being 1—part of a sound trilogy where each composition reflects the conflict of desire and uncertainty that seems to simultaneously haunt intimate (if sometimes interim) spaces, each drawing on the relationship we have with temporality, where the anticipation of travel or movement often overshadows the destinantion — signifies the essence and impermanence of nature and architecture, evoking both absence and presence through sound. Mary Edwards practices what Juhani Pallasmaa calls "Sensuous Minimalism," where a certain neutrality, restraint and silence are an inherent quality of the discipline: "The significance of architecture is not in its material form, but in its capacity to reveal deeper layers of existence". For the Time Being 1 —in addition to her recent sound compositions, Arctic Cathedral Topographies (Aerial View) and Off Season Fairground —was installed as part of the Exit, Winter exhibition at Gallery 114 in Portland, Oregon, January 2012. (Click titles to listen.)




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SOUND INSTALLATION

No Man Must Speak But in Whispers: Soundscape Inspired by Moby Dick from the Perspective of The Whale

Now on exhibit at
The Grimshaw-Gudewicz Gallery
29 April through 28 May, 2014
Opening Reception: 29 May 2014, 6-9pm

RECORDING

Everyday Until Tomorrow

Mary Edwards' fourth studio recording and follow-up to Eastern/Central & Mountain/Pacific to release Summer 2014

THEATRE

The Women at the Well:
Poems by Grace Bauer

Director Sharon Rae Paquette's production of Grace Bauer's book of poetry The Women at the Well includes original music by Mary Edwards and set design by Liz Buckley.

April 3-5 at The Belknap Mill in Laconia, NH
June 17 at The Little Church Theater of Holderness, NH

For More Information...

SOUND INSTALLATION

No Man Must Speak But in Whispers: Soundscape Inspired by Moby Dick from the Perspective of The Whale

No Man Must Speak But in Whispers, Mary Edwards' soundscape inspired by Moby Dick from the perspective of "The Whale," will be on exhibit at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum from January 24 through April 27 with an Opening Reception on Friday, January 31.

SOUND INSTALLATION

CONVERSATION AT 2 WEST 13 STREET AT THE SHELIA JOHNSON DESIGN CENTER, NYC

Conversation at 2 West 13th Street is an extension of a sound showcase hosted by the research group Sound@Newschool. As one of the participants invited to engage sonically with a specific image from the building, Mary Edwards created a response to a cantilevered room. It will be installed as a component of the exhibition at the Sheila Johnson Design Center opening in January 2014.

SOUND INSTALLATION

THE SWEET CURVE AND EPILOGUE FOR A QUINN MARTIN PRODUCTION INSTALLS AT GALLERY 114 IN PORTLAND, OR

The Sweet Curve—part of a sound trilogy where each composition reflects the conflict of desire and uncertainty that seems to simultaneously haunt intimate (if sometimes interim) spaces, each drawing on the relationship we have with temporality, where the anticipation of travel or movement often overshadows the destinantion — signifies the essence and impermanence of nature and architecture, evoking both absence and presence through sound. Mary Edwards practices what Juhani Pallasmaa calls "Sensuous Minimalism," where a certain neutrality, restraint and silence are an inherent quality of the discipline: "The significance of architecture is not in its material form, but in its capacity to reveal deeper layers of existence." The Sweet Curve—in addition to her sound compositions, per/severance and Epilogue for a Quinn Martin Production —will be installed as part of the Penumbra exhibition at Gallery 114 in Portland, Oregon, 2 January through 1 February 2014.

REVIEW

BCC EXHIBITION IS BOTH EVOCATIVE, SOOTHING
The Bedford Standard-Times, 5 October 2013

History gets lost, unless it's remembered. Or buried, unless it's unearthed. The work of two very different artists, overlapping thematically so as to examine the past and our relationship with it, come together to form one installation that is currently on view at the Grimshaw-Gudewicz Gallery on the Bristol Community College campus in Fall River. Titled "this bright morning," by fabric artist Charlotte Hamlin, and "per/severance," by composer Mary Edwards, the installations link visitors through textures of the ear and eye to what has gone before us...

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REVIEW

SOUND INSTALLATION BRINGS QUEQUECHAN RIVER INDOORS
The Fall River Herald News, 2 October 2013

The sounds of the Quequechan River can be heard in an unexpected location this month: the Grimshaw Gudewicz Art Gallery at Bristol Community College. The gallery’s first sound installation, “per/serverance,” by sound artist and composer Mary Edwards, brings the river into the gallery through an interpretive “soundscape” that melds the sounds of the river with other bodies of water, nature sounds, and melodic instrumentation.

“This is the first time that sound has been so prevalent in an installation,” said gallery director Kathleen Hancock. “The notion of an exhibition of sound was so immersive, most people who come in lay down or sit down to listen to it.”...

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SOUND INSTALLATION

PER/SEVERANCE AND THIS BRIGHT MORNING AT THE GRIMSHAW-GUDEWICZ ART GALLERY, MA
5 September 2013 — 17 October 2013

The 2013-14 Season at Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery will open with an exhibition featuring the debut of new works by Mary Edwards and Charlotte Hamlin. Edwards' per/severance, an ambient sound installation about the Quequechan River, is evocative of many things, the memories that the water still carries, the conversation it would have if someone were there to listen. Hamlin's installation, this bright morning, is a reimagining of an Allée. Constructed with sewn and hand dyed organza over delicately constructed armatures, Hamlin has transformed the notion into a musing about life and death, about impermanence, about that which remains after everything else is gone.

MORE...
APPEARANCE

THE LIFE AND WORK OF KAREN CARPENTER
Thursday 27 June 2013, 7:00pm

Randy L. Schmidt is the author of Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter (2010) and the editor of Yesterday Once More: The Carpenters Reader (2012), both published by Chicago Review Press. Schmidt will read from both books and discuss Karen Carpenter’s life and work.

Schmidt served as creative consultant for several television documentaries on the Carpenters, including those for E! True Hollywood Story, A&E’s Biography and VH1’s Behind the Music. He is also a music educator. Schmidt lives near Dallas,Texas.

Joining Schmidt for this special evening of music and memories will be Mary Edwards, a composer, musician, arranger, producer and sound artist whose projects range from recordings "evocative of epic cinematic soundtracks combined with lyrical intimacy..." (Time Out NY), to ambient installations—sound as a spatial form—that create nature, architecture and cinema for the ear.

Read Schmidt’s article on Karen Carpenter in The Advocate, “Karen Carpenter: Unlikely Gay Icon."
BROADCAST

WOOL 100.1 FM
Wednesday 19 June 2013, 9:00pm

Lost Marbles host Julio Razquin features some of his old and new favorite female artists, including Mary Edwards, Louise Goffin, Sarah Gillespie, Imelda May, Laurie Biagini, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Om Kalthoum, and more.

Visit WOOL 100.1 FM for more information.

REVIEW

MARY EDWARDS' EASTERN/CENTRAL & MOUNTAIN/PACIFIC, A TIMELESS RELEASE
Yahoo Voices, January 2013

Mary Edwards' smoky honey bourbon vocals all at once evoke the early output of Burt Bacharach and Fifth Dimension and Dionne Warwick and ice cream castles in the air. With her latest release "Eastern/Central & Mountain Pacific," the singer successfully channels the muse of '70s television themes in an oddly satisfying, coherently tight 30-minute set...

MORE...



REVIEW

THE SPINNING SPECIAL: MARY EDWARDS' EASTERN/CENTRAL & MOUNTAIN/PACIFIC
Popshifter, September 2012

Such is the momentous arrival of Mary Edwards‘s new album Eastern/Central & Mountain/Pacific! Her album title harkens back to a time during the 1970s when television networks would announce the scheduled show times applying to those specific time zones; the casual spectator was always given a dual sense of sweeping national geography and a sense of union, that we were all bound together by what was coming across the channel.
Mary Edwards’s music has always been about such unity; each album that she delivers is a warm, welcoming party...

MORE...



REVIEW

MARY EDWARDS' EASTERN/CENTRAL & MOUNTAIN/PACIFIC REVIEW
Dougsploitation: A One-Way Ticket to the Depths of Pop Culture, September 2012

This musical trip through time sounds and feel like it was made just for me - and I know some (if not all) of my readers will feel the same way. Let's take a look at it song by song....

MORE...


RECORDING

THE INN LICENSES MUSIC FROM MARY EDWARDS FOR SEASON 1

The Inn, an XFiles-esqe, supernatural soap with a twist of Alfred Hitchcock (produced by Steve Silverman who brought us PRETTY, the award-winning mockumentary that spoofs kiddie beauty pageants (Toddlers & Tiaras, Little Miss Perfect), produced by Velvet Candy Entertainment, will feature songs by Mary Edwards.

LISTEN

TOUR
Tour dates

DISCOGRAPHY
EVERYDAY UNTIL TOMORROW (2014)

EASTERN/ CENTRAL & MOUNTAIN/ PACIFIC (2012)

CONSOLE (2010)
A SMILE IN THE MIND (2007)

BIOGRAPHY
Mary Edwards is a composer whose projects range from recordings "evocative of epic cinematic soundtracks combined with lyrical intimacy..." (Time Out NY), to sound installations that explore the relationships between nature, history, architecture and cinema for the ear.

Her extended discography includes her solo releases, A Smile in the Mind (2007), Console (2010), Eastern/Central & Mountain/Pacific (2012), and Everyday Until Tomorrow (2014), she takes her inspiration from '60s film scores, Ambient music and classic pop, thinking "in terms of miniature movies" (to paraphrase Burt Bacharach) to create an indelible, sprawling landscape of sound.

Recently, her impressionistic river soundscape per/severance, on exhibit at the Grimshaw Gudewicz Gallery (MA), was lauded by the Bedford Standard-Times as, "…engaging...," while The Sweet Curve—part of her sound trilogy including For The Time Being and I Could Live Forever (in a Day Like Today) at Gallery 114 (Portland, OR)—has been described in its nascence by writer Katt Lissard as "...an intriguing and important project which acknowledges the role of humans in the way architecture functions (or doesn't) in our culture. Mary Edwards hopes to take space back for all of us, not through the seizure of property or the redefinition of place, but though the use of melody and phrasing and multi-aural overlay."
© 2014 MARY EDWARDS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. | CONTACT










SOUND INSTALLATION

Conversation at 2 West 13th Street at The Shelia Johnson Design Center, NYC

Conversation at 2 West 13th Street is an extension of a sound showcase hosted by the research group Sound@Newschool. As one of the participants invited to engage sonically with a specific image from the building, Mary Edwards created a response, in correspondence with an alcove. It will be installed as a component of the exhibition at the Sheila Johnson Design Center opening in January 2014.
SOUND INSTALLATION

per/severance

5 September 2013 — 17 October 2013
The Grimshaw-Gudewicz Gallery
Fall River, Massachusetts

The 2013-14 Season at Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery will open with an exhibition featuring the debut of new works by Mary Edwards and Charlotte Hamlin. Edwards' per/severance, an ambient sound installation about the Quequechan River, is evocative of many things, the memories that the water still carries, the conversation it would have if someone were there to listen. Hamlin's installation, this bright morning, is a reimagining of an Allée. Constructed with sewn and hand dyed organza over delicately constructed armatures, Hamlin has transformed the notion into a musing about life and death, about impermanence, about that which remains after everything else is gone.

MORE...
CONCERT

Mary Edwards in Concert at The Rockwood Music Hall
Sunday 30 June 2013, 4:00pm

Mary Edwards will perform at The Rockwood Music Hall, joined by Andrew Potenza on drums for an intimate, 45-minute set. Note, there is no cover for this performance; donation is suggested.

APPEARANCE

The Life and Work of Karen Carpenter
Thursday 27 June 2013, 7:00pm

Randy L. Schmidt is the author of Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter (2010) and the editor of Yesterday Once More: The Carpenters Reader (2012), both published by Chicago Review Press. Schmidt will read from both books and discuss Karen Carpenter’s life and work.

Schmidt served as creative consultant for several television documentaries on the Carpenters, including those for E! True Hollywood Story, A&E’s Biography and VH1’s Behind the Music. He is also a music educator. Schmidt lives near Dallas,Texas.

Joining Schmidt for this special evening of music and memories will be Mary Edwards, a composer, musician, arranger, producer and sound artist whose projects range from recordings "evocative of epic cinematic soundtracks combined with lyrical intimacy..." (Time Out NY), to ambient installations—sound as a spatial form—that create nature, architecture and cinema for the ear.

Read Schmidt’s article on Karen Carpenter in The Advocate, “Karen Carpenter: Unlikely Gay Icon”:

http://tinyurl.com/ca5mtrm.
BROADCAST

WOOL 100.1 FM

Wednesday 19 June 2013, 9:00pm

Lost Marbles host Julio Razquin will feature some of his old and new favorite female artists, including Mary Edwards, Louise Goffin, Sarah Gillespie, Imelda May, Laurie Biagini, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Om Kalthoum, and more.

Visit WOOL 100.1 FM for more information.
REVIEW

Mary Edwards' "Eastern/Central & Mountain/Pacific," a Timeless Release

Yahoo Voices, January 2013

Mary Edwards' smoky honey bourbon vocals all at once evoke the early output of Burt Bacharach and Fifth Dimension and Dionne Warwick and ice cream castles in the air. With her latest release "Eastern/Central & Mountain Pacific," the singer successfully channels the muse of '70s television themes in an oddly satisfying, coherently tight 30-minute set...

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REVIEW

Popshifter
The Spinning Special: Mary Edwards, Eastern/Central & Mountain/Pacific
Popshifter, September 2012

Such is the momentous arrival of Mary Edwards‘s new album Eastern/Central & Mountain/Pacific! Her album title harkens back to a time during the 1970s when television networks would announce the scheduled show times applying to those specific time zones; the casual spectator was always given a dual sense of sweeping national geography and a sense of union, that we were all bound together by what was coming across the channel.
Mary Edwards’s music has always been about such unity; each album that she delivers is a warm, welcoming party...

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Mary Edwards, Eastern/Central & Mountain/Pacific
Dougsploitation: A One-Way Ticket to the Depths of Pop Culture, September 2012

This musical trip through time sounds and feel like it was made just for me - and I know some (if not all) of my readers will feel the same way. Let's take a look at it song by song....

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RECORDING

The Inn: The Series licenses music from Mary Edwards for Season 1

The Inn, an XFiles-esqe, supernatural soap with a twist of Alfred Hitchcock (produced by Steve Silverman who brought us PRETTY, the award-winning mockumentary that spoofs kiddie beauty pageants (Toddlers & Tiaras, Little Miss Perfect), produced by Velvet Candy Entertainment, will feature songs by Mary Edwards.
BROADCAST

Mary Edwards, David Bowie, Jarvis Cocker and others Featured on NOW Again Cloudcast

Tune in to The Secret Admirer Mixcloud channel to hear the full program.
RECORDING

Expo: The Most Fabulous Object in the World

Mary appears on "Night Time Kite Flying" with writer/producer John Lane on the latest Expo release.
SOUND INSTALLATION

I Could Live Forever (in a Day Like Today) in Portland, OR

I Could Live Forever (in a Day Like Today)—part of a sound trilogy where each composition reflects the conflict of desire and uncertainty that seems to simultaneously haunt intimate (if sometimes interim) spaces, each drawing on the relationship we have with temporality, where the anticipation of travel or movement often overshadows the destinantion — signifies the essence and impermanence of nature and architecture, evoking both absence and presence through sound. Mary Edwards practices what Juhani Pallasmaa calls "Sensuous Minimalism," where a certain neutrality, restraint and silence are an inherent quality of the discipline: "The significance of architecture is not in its material form, but in its capacity to reveal deeper layers of existence." I Could Live Forever (in a Day Like Today) —in addition to her sound compositions, Altamont and The Juice of Stone —will be installed as part of the Taproot exhibition at Gallery 114 in Portland, Oregon, 3-27 January 2013.
BROADCAST

Mary Edwards, Brent Cash, R.E.M. and others Featured on The NOW Sounds of Secret Admirer on Cloudcast

Tune in to The Secret Admirer Mixcloud channel to hear the full program.

CONCERT

Eastern/Central & Mountain/Pacific: An Encore Presentation Concert

On Sunday afternoon, 2 December 2012, Mary Edwards will perform at The Rockwood Music Hall, joined by Andrew Potenza on drums and Jason Di Matteo (of Burnt Sugar Arkestra) on bass for in support of her latest release, Eastern/Central & Mountain/Pacific. Time: 3–4pm.

BROADCAST

Across Time: Mary Edwards on WOOL 100.1 FM

Lost Marbles host Julio Razquin interviews Mary Edwards about her latest release, Eastern/Central & Mountain/Pacific.

Visit WOOL 100.1 FM for more information.

BROADCAST

For The Time Being on Scordatura: Composer Talk

On 91.7 KTRU's Contemporary, Avante Garde, Electroacoustic, Acousmatic, radio show, hosts Hsin-Jung Tsai and Chris Becker play and discuss a variety of 20th and 21st century works. It’s a casual, informal, yet serious evening of music and talk. The May 31 program featured Hasu Patel’s Sitar Concerto, and music for mixed media installations, including works by New York-based composer Mary Edwards (For the Time Being and "In the Warm Space"), Nico Muhly and David Sylvian (Approaching Silence).

Composer Talk streams live on the web at www.ktru.org 5 to 7 PM CT. Tune in and find out why talking about music is like dancing about architecture.
SOUND INSTALLATION

For The Time Being in Portland

For The Time Being 1—part of a sound trilogy where each composition reflects the conflict of desire and uncertainty that seems to simultaneously haunt intimate (if sometimes interim) spaces, each drawing on the relationship we have with temporality, where the anticipation of travel or movement often overshadows the destinantion — signifies the essence and impermanence of nature and architecture, evoking both absence and presence through sound. Mary Edwards practices what Juhani Pallasmaa calls "Sensuous Minimalism," where a certain neutrality, restraint and silence are an inherent quality of the discipline: "The significance of architecture is not in its material form, but in its capacity to reveal deeper layers of existence". For the Time Being 1 —in addition to her recent sound compositions, Arctic Cathedral Topographies (Aerial View) and Off Season Fairground —was installed as part of the Exit, Winter exhibition at Gallery 114 in Portland, Oregon, January 2012. (Click titles to listen.)




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January 2012
On 5 January, the opening reception for Exit, Winter at Gallery 114 will be part of Portland’s (OR) Pearl District First Thursday event, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Included in the exhibition are three sound installations by Mary Edwards.

Visit Gallery 114 for more information.

November 2011
On 9 November, Lost Marbles host Julio Razquin plays CONSOLE in its entirety during an hour of new music.

Visit WOOL 100.1 FM for more information.


November 2011
On 6 November, Mary Edwards (piano/vocals) will be joined in concert by Andrew Potenza (drums/percussion) and Crystal Durant (backing vocals) for a one-hour afternoon performance. Time: 3–4pm.

Visit The Rockwood Music Hall for more details. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 4-5 PM

Mary Edwards: The Annual Birthday Concert
The Rockwood Music Hall

Mary Edwards (piano/vocals) will be joined by Andrew Potenza (drums/percussion) and Gary Wang (bass) for her annual birthday concert at The Rockwood Music Hall, in support of her upcoming EP release, Eastern/Central & Mountain/Pacific. A one-hour performance will be folllowed by a reception. Time: 4–5pm.

Visit The Rockwood Music Hall for more details. SUNDAY 7 AUGUST 2010, 3-4 PM

Mary Edwards: Live
The Rockwood Music Hall


Mary Edwards (piano/vocals) will be joined by Andrew Potenza (drums/percussion). Time: 3–4pm. The Rockwood Music Hall.

SUNDAY 22 MAY 2011, 3-4 PM

Mary Edwards: Solo
The Rockwood Music Hall


Mary Edwards (piano/vocals) will be joined by Andrew Potenza (drums/percussion). A one-hour performance will be folllowed by a reception. Time: 3–4pm. The Rockwood Music Hall.


November 2011
On 6 November, Lost Marbles host Julio Razquin plays select tracks from CONSOLE and A SMILE IN THE MIND.

Visit WOOL 100.1 FM for more information.


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 4-5 PM

Mary Edwards: The Annual Birthday Concert
The Rockwood Music Hall

Mary Edwards (piano/vocals) will be joined by Andrew Potenza (drums/percussion) and Gary Wang (bass) for her annual birthday concert at The Rockwood Music Hall, in support of her upcoming EP release, Eastern/Central & Mountain/Pacific. A one-hour performance will be folllowed by a reception. Time: 4–5pm.

Visit The Rockwood Music Hall for more details. SUNDAY 7 AUGUST 2010, 3-4 PM

Mary Edwards: Live
The Rockwood Music Hall


Mary Edwards (piano/vocals) will be joined by Andrew Potenza (drums/percussion). Time: 3–4pm. The Rockwood Music Hall.

SUNDAY 22 MAY 2011, 3-4 PM

Mary Edwards: Solo
The Rockwood Music Hall


Mary Edwards (piano/vocals) will be joined by Andrew Potenza (drums/percussion). A one-hour performance will be folllowed by a reception. Time: 3–4pm. The Rockwood Music Hall.

SUNDAY 7 AUGUST 2010, 3-4 PM

Mary Edwards: Live
The Rockwood Music Hall


Mary Edwards (piano/vocals) will be joined by Andrew Potenza (drums/percussion). Time: 3–4pm. The Rockwood Music Hall.

SUNDAY 22 MAY 2011, 3-4 PM

Mary Edwards: Solo
The Rockwood Music Hall


Mary Edwards (piano/vocals) will be joined by Andrew Potenza (drums/percussion). A one-hour performance will be folllowed by a reception. Time: 3–4pm. The Rockwood Music Hall.


SUNDAY 22 MAY 2011, 3-4 PM

Mary Edwards: Solo
The Rockwood Music Hall


Mary Edwards (piano/vocals) will be joined by Andrew Potenza (drums/percussion). A one-hour performance will be folllowed by a reception. Time: 3–4pm. The Rockwood Music Hall.


RECORDING

Console
Mary Edwards

Interview: Songs and Sonics (U.S.) - 2011
Interview: A Touch of Grace (U.S.) - 2011
Review: On Film (U.S.) - 2011
Interview: Popshifter (U.S.) - 2011
Interview: It's Rainmaking Time (U.S.) - 2010


RECORDING

Soundtrack Music to A Lost Film
The Man From Another Place


A Tribute to Joe Raposo

Mary Edwards commemorates the late Joe Raposo with her cover of "Everybody Sleeps." Raposo was the prolific composer of nearly every classic '70s and '80s Sesame Street and Electric Company song along with a host of other memorable television themes, film soundtracks and Sinatra tunes. This tribute album (including BMX Bandits, A Girl Called Eddy, Orwell and Paul Steel) is produced by Jonathan Donaldson and will release in 2012. Read more at For Children and Adults Alike: A Tribute to Joe Raposo and Joe Raposo Tribute.


Pretty: The Series
"Gumdrop The Unicorn" Theme Song

Throughout Seasons 2 and 3 of this award-winning mockumentary that spoofs kiddie beauty pageants (Toddlers & Tiaras, Little Miss Perfect) and soap operas, produced by Velvet Candy Entertainment, the show's theme song is covered by a different artist. For Mary Edwards' version in Season 2, she takes her cue from Charles Fox's "Love, American Style", and in Season 3, she gives the farcical theme an instrumental 1980s DALLAS treatment.


Strange Relations
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

...and Mary is also currently composing a film score for Velvet Candy Entertainment's forthcoming "darkly imaginative" and "hilariously tragic" comedy thriller, set between the 1960s- and present-day California.
She Sells Seashells
Expo

"...principally the work of John Lane and friends (including Mary Edwards, Christian Lipski, Ron Gibson and John Hunt) who it seems has a thing for the craftsmanship of both warmly radiating pristine pop much like the type that appeared on the Beach Boys ’Smile’ ... there’s the absolutely sumptuous lovelorn sweetness of the 70’s styled candy pop ... adept attention to melody and mood..." —losingtoday.com

"Anyone that hears your album will be impressed. The youth of today have missed out on the golden era of recording; it looks like your album will bring them up to speed on important and enjoyable music." —Hal Blaine, Wrecking Crew member/Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member/genius drummer on The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds
A Smile In The Mind (2007)
Mary Edwards

Review: Dougsploitation (U.S.) - 2009
Review: Review: Jed Central (U.S.) - 2009
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201122 May 2011
Mary Edwards: Solo
Rockwood Music Hall


Mary Edwards performs solo on piano/vocals in concert at
Rockwood Music Hall, Sunday 22 May 3:00.

rockwoodmusichall.com

25 June 2011
Restoration: A Benefit Concert
All Saints' Episcopal Church

Mary Edwards on piano/vocals will perform a benefit concert, in support of
All Saints' Episcopal Church. Time: 7:00–9:00pm.

ALL SAINTS' EPISCOPAL CHURCH


December 2010
The Consolation Concert
Rockwood Music Hall

Mary Edwards (piano/vocals) will be joined, once again, by
Andrew Potenza (drums/percussion) and Gary Wang (bass)
for her year-end concert, in support of her recent release, Console.
The afternoon includes CD signing and post-performance cocktails. Time: 3–4pm.

THE ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL


Soundtrack Music to A Lost Film
The Man From Another Place

A Tribute to Joe Raposo

Mary Edwards commemorates the late Joe Raposo with her cover of "Everybody Sleeps."
Raposo was the prolific composer of nearly every classic '70s and '80s Sesame Street
and Electric Company song along with a host of other memorable television themes,
film soundtracks and Sinatra tunes. This as-yet-untitled tribute album
(including artists BMX Bandits, A Girl Called Eddy, Orwell and Paul Steel)
is produced by Jonathan Donaldson and will release in 2011...

...More at For Children and Adults Alike: A Tribute to Joe Raposo and Joe Raposo Tribute.


She Sells Seashells
Expo

Mary's "orchestral pop" collaborations "If There Ever Was" and "Out of the Millions"
with writer/producer John Lane are featured on the Expo's 2010 release.

"...principally the work of John Lane and friends who it seems has a thing for the craftsmanship of both warmly radiating pristine pop much like the type that appeared on the Beach Boys ’Smile’ ... there’s the absolutely sumptuous lovelorn sweetness of the 70’s styled candy pop ... adept attention to melody and mood..."
–losingtoday.com

"Anyone that hears your album will be impressed. The youth of today have missed out on the golden era of recording; it looks like your album will bring them up to speed on important and enjoyable music."
–Hal Blaine, Wrecking Crew member/Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member/genius drummer on The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds

...More at BANDCAMP
Excavating Katrina

Mary's haunting overture for this play draws on memories of playwright
Casey Groves' childhood home which has been gutted since Hurricane Katrina.
The play explores issues of racism, privilege and personal storm, and is interwoven
with the Egyptian myth of Isis and Osiris to give the play a larger, mythic context
to match the epic proportions of the tragedy...LISTEN TO EXCERPT
Pretty: The Series
"Gumdrop The Unicorn" Theme Song

Throughout Season 2 of this award-winning hybrid parody of kiddie pageant reality shows (TODDLERS & TIARAS, LITTLE MISS PERFECT) and soap operas,produced by Velvet Candy Entertainment, the show's theme song is covered by a different artist. For her version in Episode 6, Mary Edwards takes her cue from Charles Fox and Ron Hicklin Singers' rendition of "Love, American Style"...
Available on iTUNES
Listen now to "Gumdrop The Unicorn" (Written by Bret Silverman, Performed by Mary Edwards)



Strange Relations
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

...and Mary is also currently composing a film score for Velvet Candy Entertainment's forthcoming "darkly imaginative" and "hilariously tragic" Grand Guignol-style mystery set between the 1960s- and present-day California.


© 2011 Mary Edwards.


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