Kane, Bonnie

photo by Robert O'Haire

photo by Robert O’Haire

Primary Scene: Brooklyn/New York

“I’m interested in what a musician can bring to the moment of creation…”

Dedicated improvisor and electro acoustic pioneer, Bonnie Kane’s music is formed from equal exposure to the avantgarde, hard core and the psychedelic.

Integrating saxophone, flute, feedback and electronics, her solo and group work traverse the genres of noise, free jazz and improvisation, psych rock, jam band, and bio-composition. She brought her “Fresh Sound Guarantee” to her first show at the Rochester Planetarium, performances at a Bosnian refugee camp, outdoor festivals, art spaces, rock, jazz, and punk clubs. She has toured nationally and worldwide, performing extensively throughout her Eastern USA base.

A bandleader since the 1990s, with over 30 releases, those she has performed and recorded with include: John Spencer, Tatsuya Nakatani, Chris Forsyth, Kevin Shea, Shayna Dulberger, Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut, Blaise Siwula, Ernesto Diaz-Infante, Chris Welcome, and Federico Ughi. New collaborations are continually evolving.

Happiest in 3 bands simultaneously, her current groups are the psych band, “Big Plastic Finger” with Scott Prato and Mark McClemens; noise/drone ensemble,”I’m With Joo Won” with Joo Won Park and Flandrew Fleisenberg; and the power trio, “Fire Maidens From Outer Space” with Reuben Radding and David Miller.



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