This is a past event. Sunday, January 6 at 8:00pm
Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar 3939 N. Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227
Holland Andrews is a singer, composer, improvisor, multi-instrumentalist and visual artist based out of Portland, Ore. They perform under the stage name Like a Villain, both in the United States and internationally. Andrews, a self-taught extended-technique vocalist and musician, has garnered reputable attention for their lush array of vocalizations and sonorous arrangements that consist mostly of their voice, clarinet and effects, all which are artfully organized. The compositions of Andrews can begin sparsely, almost uncannily; a single measure to begin the momentum of which only builds and destabilizes, builds and restabilizes until, at a point of pure catharsis, when the layered orchestration has reached its completion, Andrews begins to wail, connecting to something unseen and powerful in full control of their own voice; a feat that feels both energetically raw and impressively curated.
Andrews’s influences are as wide-reaching as their performance, ranging from Arvo Pärt, Stephen Sondheim and Diamanda Galas to the experimental terrains of also both ambient and noise music. Lately, in addition to performing solo work, Andrews has set significant attention on performance, traveling extensively throughout the world as musical accompaniment to avant-garde dance and theater for which she provides composition, texture and atmosphere. In addition to stage, the cinematic nature of Andrews' music has also garnered them experience in scoring for film, as well. Andrews is also an experienced vocal improvisor and enjoys the process of writing through improvisation.