Sonic and Womxyn Amplify
Seasons: An Experiential Voyage Through Sound
7pm doors • 8pm show
Seasons: An Experiential Voyage Through Sound, a multimedia concert from R&B singer/songwriter and Sonic, reflects her unique relationship with sound: she’s partially deaf. The performance makes innovative use of National Sawdust’s new Constellation and Spacemap audio systems from Meyer Sound to draw audiences into Sonic’s singular aural world. Based on songs from her LP of the same name, and made in collaboration with her collective Womxyn Amplify, Seasons immerses audiences in Sonic’s journey of self-discovery, acceptance, and self-love by navigating her experiences as a queer, partially deaf womxn of color.
This second work-in-progress showing of Seasons, a new piece developed as part of Sonic’s residency at National Sawdust, dives into her adolescence. Featuring an expanded cast of performers and more extensive production design, the performance guides the audience through Sonic’s story with narration by members of Womxyn Amplify.
Come early to experience an interactive installation that asks audience members to engage with “invisible differences.” Captions are provided throughout the performance.
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.