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No Longer Showing.

Kitchen Broadcast is a new livestream performance series taking place every Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm EDT. 

Our artist community has been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis through the sudden loss of jobs and presenting opportunities, and we have postponed our previously scheduled Winter/Spring 2020 events. During uncertain times, our commitment to bringing artists and audiences together hasn’t changed, even if the circumstances have. Since gathering at The Kitchen is not currently possible, we have invited artists to connect from their homes to yours, through any form they see fit.

We are happy to welcome you to experience these Kitchen Broadcasts and to join the dialogue around them on our social media channels. To get announcements and updates on the series, follow us on Instagram and Facebook or sign up for our mailing list here.

Recordings of Broadcast Week 5 performances are below. To see videos of additional Kitchen Broadcast performances, please visit our Vimeo page.

Tuesday, April 28, 6pm EDT — Ka Baird (Instagram: @sapropelicpycnic, Venmo: @Ka-Baird, PayPal: sapropelicpycnic@gmail.com )

Thursday, April 30, 6pm EDT — Adam Tendler (Instagram and Twitter: @adamtendler, Venmo: @Adam-Tendler)

Tendler performed Tom Johnson, “Old Wine New Bottle” (1976); Elodie Lauten, “Imaginary Husband” (c.1983); and Philip Glass, “Mad Rush” (1979).


Ka Baird is an American multi-instrumentalist, recording artist, producer, and performer based in New York City. She is heralded for her raw, ecstatic, boundary-pushing live solo performances that involve energetic body movements, extended vocal techniques and microphone use, luminous driving flute meditations, and innovative use of live electronics. She creates a radically present tense and vigorous type of “body music” that seeks extreme release through physical exertion and psychic extension. 

 Her latest recording Respires on Brooklyn based imprint RVNG Intl was included on Pitchfork’s Best Experimental Albums of 2019 list. Her previous album Sapropelic Pycnic was released through independent label Drag City in 2017. She is one of the founding and continuing members of the legendary psych-folk/avant-garde group Spires That In The Sunset Rise founded in Chicago in 2001. 

Recent national and international engagements have included performances at the Unsound Festival (Krakow), Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), MoMA PS1 (NYC), Issue Project Room (NYC), The Hirshhorn Museum (Washington D.C.), The Kitchen (NYC), The Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia), TUSK Festival (Newcastle, UK), Incubate (Tilburg, Netherlands), KRAAK (Brussels, Belgium), Le Guess Who (Utrecht, Netherlands), and the Festival Of Endless Gratitude (Copenhagen, DK). She has also worked closely with choreographer Moriah Evans on her pieces Figuring (Sculpture Center, January 2018) and Configure (The Kitchen, December 2018). She co-runs the platform Perfect Wave that manages the release of recorded works, a print magazine, and curates live performances throughout NYC.

Adam Tendler is a 2019 recipient of the Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists and a “remarkable and insightful musician” (LA Times) “joyfully rocking out at his keyboard” (New York Times) who is a recognized interpreter of living and modern composers. A pioneer of DIY culture in classical music, between 2005 and 2006 Tendler performed in all fifty United States as part of a grassroots recital tour he called America 88x50, which became the subject of his memoir, 88x50, a Kirkus Indie Book of the Month and Lambda Literary Award nominee. He maintains a career as a concert soloist, recording artist, speaker and educator. 

Tendler released an album of piano works by Robert Palmer on New World Records in 2019. He has also recorded performances and masterclasses for the digital music platform, Tido, collaborated with Edition Peters on a new edition of John Cage’s In a Landscape, and released the premiere recording of Edward T. Cone’s 21 Little Preludes. An active presence in all contemporary concert music genres, Tendler has also performed the complete major piano works of Aaron Copland, and collaborates with the John Cage Trust and Edition Peters in presenting Cage’s work internationally. He released his second book, tidepools, in 2018.

Kitchen Broadcast is made possible with the support of the NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust; annual grants from Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation and Howard Gilman Foundation; and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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