Sonic + W.A.V.: "SEASONS"
7pm doors • 8pm show
A force of soulful, slow-burning R&B, singer/songwriter Sonic has a unique relationship with sound: she’s partially deaf.
An Artist-in-Residence at National Sawdust for the 2019-20 season, and the first-ever resident to come out of The Revolution series, Sonic kicks off her 3-act performance Seasons: An Experiential Voyage Through Sound with a special preview as part of FERUS Festival. Based on songs from her LP of the same name, as well as new, unreleased work, Seasons immerses audiences in Sonic’s journey of self-discovery, acceptance, and self-love by navigating through her experiences as a queer, partially deaf womxn of color. Sonic makes use of National Sawdust’s new Constellation and Spacemap systems from Meyer Sound, alongside ASL interpretation, to craft an evening that reflects how she experiences sound.
Made in collaboration with her collective Womxyn Amplify, an experiential production house that creates experiences that amplify the voices of LGBTQIA womxyn and non-binary artists, Seasons aims to provide accessibility for all audiences and increase awareness around disabilities of all kinds. Incorporating live performance, monologue, movement, and more, Seasons amplifies the senses and invites audiences into Sonic’s world.
Originally hailing from the Bay Area, Sonic is an innovative and formidable vocalist and artist currently residing in New York City. Sonic’s soulfully versatile and dynamic sound is uniquely amplified by the fact that she is profoundly deaf in one ear and partially in the other. The name Sonic represents her distinctive ability to break barriers and transcend the limitations of her abilities through the gift and expression of song.
In 2015, Sonic secured a spot on The Voice Season 8, singing her way to the Top 20. Later that summer, she dropped her multifaceted mixtape WAV, and in 2017, she released the empowering anthem “I Can Be Lonely”. In 2018, as co-founder of her production team, Womxyn Amplify, Sonic helped launch Sisters Unsigned, an inclusive, intimate concert series created to amplify the voices of independent women and non-binary artists of color. As co-host and headliner, she and her team have catapulted Sisters Unsigned to one of the Top 50 Airbnb Experiences in the world.
Earlier this year, Sonic released her much anticipated debut LP, Seasons, a vulnerable, introspective take on heartbreak, self-reflection, and self-love that invites listeners on a cathartic journey through her many “seasons” of self, affirming and celebrating her identity as a queer woman of color in the world.
Following the release of her LP, she was asked to headline her first indie showcase at the 2019 SXSW Music & Arts Festival. Sonic is currently in the studio working on new music.
Womxyn Amplify, LLC is a collaborative vessel and production team disrupting and reclaiming space for the LGBTQIA community by creating and curating inclusive content and experiences that amplify the voices of womxyn and non-binary artists and creators of color. In 2018, they founded the inclusive, intimate concert series, Sisters Unsigned, in partnership with Airbnb. As of now, it is one of the Top 50 Airbnb experiences in the world.