Electricmeg creates a sense of balance through music, photography, words and actions. A child of the Beat movement and deeply committed to equality, she infuses the wondrous nature of the universe, with all of its infinite possibilities, into the fabric of her creative energy.
She is a composer, trumpet player (with effects), singer, sound engineer & producer. Her performances are often spiritual improvisations/ meditations however she composes songs from her poetry that are infused with world rhythms and tonalities.
Growing in up Goshen NY she was active in the musical life of the town and branched out to study at SUNY Potsdam, the Eastman School of Music and the Berklee School of Music. She performed with the New York City Youth Symphony Orchestra from 1981-1983 before heading off to the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington, where she received a Bachelor of Music Education in 1988.
After college she moved to NYC where she pursued a dual career, splitting time between music performance and assisting Wall Street to transition to the digital world. She began writing poetry and composing music while playing with a wide variety of ensembles including punk, jazz, classical, rock, worldbeat and klezmer.
In 1997, she debuted her first work, Le Collage C’est Fou!!, a funk-driven worldbeat ensemble including luminaries such as Jojo Kuo, Li’Nard, Jeremy Gaddie, Martino Atangana, Azouhouni Adou, Mem Nahadr and Willy White. The album was mastered by Grammy-winning recording engineer James P. Nichols. The record release was a multimedia extravaganza at S.O.Bs in NYC featuring special guests including Everton Sylvestor, Lipbone Redding (as a tuba-playing Elvis and MC), visual artist Debbie Sutton, DJ Cruz Missile and Hassan Hakmoun and his band Zahar. The show, and the album, were graced by the extraordinary talents of Gary Heidt.
In the mid-late 90’s she performed and recorded with spirit-based musicians including Hassan Hakmoun and other gnawa musicians from Morocco; Frisner Augustin, a vodou musician from Haiti, and acted as recording engineer for Sussan Deyhim, a multimedia vocal artist from Iran. She also toured with Arrow (who wrote the famous song Hot, Hot, Hot).
She debuted her solo electrified trumpet persona, Electricmeg, at the Burning Man Festival in 1998 and dove head-first into the world of improvisational jazz, collaborating with Daniel Carter, Sabir Mateen, Gary Heidt, Mem Nahadr, and many others.
What’s known as “Freejazz” is in fact an experience in self-knowledge, collaboration, and ultimately – freedom.
In 2001, she leased a 4,000 square foot loft in Newark NJ and began building an artists’ live/work space, which eventually grew to 12,000 sq feet and had 10 private rooms and 2 performance spaces.
In 2008, she moved with her family to Sullivan County NY, where she has been engaged in writing, ethical entrepreneurship, composing, understanding water and water issues, homesteading, photography and researching quantum physics.
At this point in time, she is committed to presenting high quality creative work in upstate New York, including her own ensembles as well as other exceptional work, and teaching the connection between quantum physics, meditation & creative energy.
In 2017, she won two grants.
The Value of Nature Multimedia Extravaganza won The Sullivan County Artist in the Community Decentralization grant.
The second grant was the Sullivan Heritage Grant for the 1st Annual Liberty Festival, presenting lectures, workshops and performances to inspire self-sufficiency and engage creative energy toward the best possible future. This was held on July 29th in White Sulpher Springs, NY.
In addition, her artwork was accepted into two different gallery shows in Sullivan County – Art in Sixes in November at the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, and Radius in December at Gallery 222 in Hurleyville.