- about -
Zosha Warpeha is a genre-crossing violinist, vocalist, and composer from Minnesota, currently based in New York. Steeped in improvisation, her music draws inspiration from a wide range of folk traditions and contemporary music. Her distinctive approach to blending voice and five-string violin brings a unique dimension to her sound. She also performs regularly on hardanger d’amore, an instrument modeled after the traditional Norwegian hardanger fiddle, fully embracing the resonance and shimmering qualities of its sympathetic strings. She is currently involved in several musical projects ranging from the contemporary chamber ensemble Stratus Quartet to the ambient electro-acoustic duo visible worlds. Recent multidisciplinary collaborations include improvisatory performances with the Joffrey Ballet School and the experimental theatre group Exquisite Corpse Company. She has performed in many musical contexts at festivals and venues across the US, as well as internationally at the Bern Jazz Festival in Switzerland and has received artistic awards from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. She is a recent graduate of The New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music and Eugene Lang College in New York and in the fall of 2019 will begin studies in Norway, supported by the US Fulbright Award.
- current projects -
explorations of voice, violin, and hardanger fiddle
visible worlds is zosha warpeha (voice/violin/electronics) and michael beckett (bass & electronics) spinning extended improvisations concerned with continuous shaping and dissolution. soundcloud
zosha warpeha & connor parks duo
crystalline caverns//glittering ice//improvised explorations of a frozen landscape (zw - hardanger d’amore & voice, cp - drums)
stratus quartet is an improvising string quartet performing original compositions and collective arrangements of jazz, classical, and contemporary songs. the ensemble consists of ben sutin (violin), zosha warpeha (violin), nathan kamal (viola), and sam quiggins (cello). website - bandcamp