Afterglow Festival

Carol Lipnik

July 31st, 2018  |  Published in Artists

Carol Lipnik – the spellbinding, wistfully-humorous singer and songwriter called an “ethereal vocal phenomenon” by The New York Times and hailed by The Village Voice as an “alt-cabaret star whose phenomenal four-octave range conveys everything from dark and delusional Alice in Wonderland mushroom fantasies to face-in-the-sidewalk security-state concerns” is the artist in residence at the East Village Boîte Pangea where she and her pianist/ collaborator Matt Kanelos have enjoyed an unprecedented three year long run. They also perform frequently at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater. The inimitable Coney Island native who blends folk music, operatic flourish and art song with the classic nightclub tradition has released seven CDs on her Mermaid Alley Music label, most recently the acclaimed “Almost Back To Normal”, which was funded through a grant from the Peter S. Reed Foundation. Carol was the winner of the 2015 BroadWay World New York Cabaret Award for best Alternative Cabaret Show. In 2016 she was an artist in residence at The Philadelphia Kimmel Center (Theater Residency Program in conjunction with The Public Theater), in 2017 was a performance artist in residence at Yaddo, and has also appeared at The Afterglow Festival, The Rose Theater at Lincoln Center, The Spiegeltent at Bard, The Ancram Opera House, The Abrons Art Center, The Fringe Festival at La Peg, and composed music with performance artist John Kelly for his show “The Escape Artist”, his debut CD “Beauty Kills Me”, and Michelle Handelman’s 2018 video installation “Hustlers and Empires” at The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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“Her instrument is, in a word, phenomenal.”
-Stephen Holden, The New York Times

“…a siren song to lost cosmopolitans everywhere. Dark, funny, and cosmically aligned.”
-Richard Gehr, The Village Voice

Video links:

The Oyster and the Sand

The Things That Make You Grow

Almost Back To Normal