The Furies is a contemporary violin duo whose mission is to bring intersectional feminism into the concert hall through immersive performance experiences that challenge their audience and community, for them to learn more about the histories of womxn in a white male dominated canon, and to encourage audience members to demand more diverse programming from their musical institutions.
Since their premiere in winter of 2018, the artist-run duo (Maiani da Silva and Kate Outterbridge) has performed at several distinctive festivals and series across the U.S., most notably as featured artists of The Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival. At the Detroit Institute of Arts, they performed alongside Eighth Blackbird. The duo has also performed in the Hot Air Festival, Equal Sound, Light Box, Third Place Concert Series, and Oh My Ears (2018-19). Future performances include Scholes Street Studios and Spectrum in New York, and Tuesdays at Monkspace and Equal Sound in Los Angeles.
The Furies’ individual and collective eclectic musical identities, incorporated with elements of theatre and performance art, has led them to develop their uniquely interdisciplinary approach to performance and programming. Not ones to shy away from the comfort of their primary instruments, The Furies performs and arranges works which include improvisation, singing/speaking, percussion, movement, and live-processing electronics, among others. Their repertoire ranges from artists with academic backgrounds like Olga Neuwirth, and Anna Clyne, to works by more unconventional and alternative artists such as Eve Beglarian, Elizabeth A. Baker, Bjork, Jennifer Walshe and avant-garde bossa nova/electro-acoustic Brazilian legend Jocy de Oliveira.