Molly Thompson

 

photo by Jon Klemm

Molly Thompson is a Brooklyn-based composer and singer who writes music that the New York Times describes as “rhapsodic music with…jazzy outbursts and exuberant chaos” and New Music Box calls “honestly raw and yet sophisticatedly crafted, filled with intimate lyrics and intriguing cross-genre influences…It keeps her audiences on their toes.”

Her album Ash (White Lime Records) is a collection of eleven songs that All About Jazz Italia praises as “some of the most beautiful songs ever heard.”  Time Out Chicago says Thompson “has a sultry voice, somewhere between Lotte Lenya and the pop icon Nico…Equal parts smoky lounge music, turn-of-the-century Berlin cabaret and Medieval chanson…Thompson’s blend of recognizable genres is fascinating and unique.” These songs have been performed at venues in NYC and throughout the United States such as Mills College’s Littlefield Concert Hall, The Flea Theater, Galapagos Art Space, and The Cornelia Street Café.

Thompson also writes music for concerts, independent film, and multimedia performance.  The LA Times describes her Draft of Shadows as “a clever mash-up of tango, rock rhythms, and city noises” and Spoleto Today calls The Great Hush “eerie and lovely.”  She has been commissioned by Kathleen Supové, Margaret Lancaster, James Moore, the California EAR Unit and the Accordant Commons Vocal Ensemble who have performed her music at new music festivals such as Spoleto USA and Santa Fe New Music Festival, and at venues as diverse as The Stone, MASS Moca, and The Salvador Dali Museum. She has also been resident at Atlantic Center for the Arts, Montalvo Arts Center, I-Park, and the Bang on a Can Summer’s Institute.

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