Amirtha Kidambi

Amirtha Kidambi is invested in the creation and performance of subversive music, from free jazz and improv, to electroacoustic, noise, experimental bands and new music. She is an educator, activist and organizer, informed by anti-racist, decolonial, anti-patriarchal, anti-caste and anti-capitalist values. As a bandleader, she is the creative force behind Elder Ones and has received critical praise from the New York Times, Pitchfork, and Wire magazine. In addition to leading Elder Ones and vocal ensemble Lines of Light, Kidambi is a key collaborator in Mary Halvorson’s sextet Code Girl, the duo Angels & Demons highlighting the poetry of Sun Ra with saxophonist Darius Jones, duo with bassist Luke Stewart, duo with Matteo Liberatore, Neti-Neti with percussionist Matt Evans and in various collaborations with William Parker.