Aimee Norwich

Aimee Norwich

 New York City, New York, USA
BandRockPunk

Aimee, a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and instrument designer, is devoted to creating positive, transformative experiences for listeners through her recorded productions and live performances as a soloist and collaborator.

Biography

General Info:
Aimee Norwich, a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and instrument designer, is devoted to creating positive, transformative experiences for listeners through recorded productions and live performances. She works as a soloist, as a collaborator, and has a mini-orchestra. Aimee plays a Hybrid Bass/Guitar, which she invented, Fretless Electric Bass, Piccolo Bass and Electric Bass, along with various FX pedals and loop stations. Aimee is currently playing solo shows and persuing a Masters in Music Technology at New York University.

Multi-Instrumentalist:
Aimee plays Hybrid Bass (description below), Electric Bass, Fretless Electric Bass and Piccolo Bass. She plays solo as well as in bands.
In the studio and at live performances one of Aimee's inventions, Hybrid Bass, sounds like a bass, keyboard and guitar all in one instrument. This invention required Aimee to develop a new playing technique and unconventional tuning to achieve the final result, the performance of a guitar, synthesizer and a bass player coming from one person simultaneously.
Here is a nice quote from synth-pop legend Howard Jones:
"I came across a fascinating musician today, [Aimee] plays bass but makes it sound like a million different instruments…".

Producer:
Aimee produces, records and mixes her music, as well as other artists’ music, in her studio in Brooklyn, NY. She built many of the electronics that she uses, such as microphones and preamps.

Composer:
Aimee has composed music, ranging from power pop, rock anthems to string orchestrated instrumental works. Aimee composes for film, dance and movement, cd projects and more. You can listen to her music on her website at www.aimeenorwich.com.

Mini-Orchestra Personnel and Bios:
C. Ryder Cooley - Accordian
Ryder has participated in a wide range of public works, educational projects and international shows. Selected works have been performed and installed at locations including: White Box and Exit Art galleries in NYC, Yerba Buena and Theater Artaud in San Francisco, Proctors Mainstage Theater in Schenectady NY, Pan American Art Projects in Miami FL, Watermill Center in Long Island NY and public art projects in Indonesia, El Salvador, France and the Czech Republic.

Rachel Winard - violin.
Rachel is Juilliard-trained violinist, composer and multidisciplinary artist who has performed as a soloist and collaborator on projects throughout the United States and abroad.

Jerold H. - Bass.
Weaned on violin & viola, Jerold launched himself in to the worlds of punk, post-punk, electronic & world music. A self-taught guitarist & bassist, he currently plays and tours with Undersea Explosion (garage-rock), and is active with his solo project, Rarefaction (experimental post-punk), when not playing with the Mini-Orchestra.

Ian Cook - drums
Margaret Barry - Cello
Sarah Starpoli - Accordian, triangle
Aimee Norwich - Piccolo Bass

Lyrics

Fake Secret

Written By: Aimee Norwich

I am yours
You are mine.
But it's really me
it's really me.

I would lie
down for you.
You would step
over me.

We have a fake secret... (repeat and fade)

Discography

Solo recordings are as follows:
The End single 2011
Human Nature single 2011
Light as a Feather single 2010
LAVA tides 2007
Making Friends 2007
Deceptacon (the remake single) 2005
Tenderly 2003
Aimee Norwich 2000
Mnemonics 1997

Band Recordings:
Adrienne Anemone 2011
noon:30 2010
Gretchen Phillips and Dave Driver 2010
n.a. + a.n. 2008
Grey Does Matter 2006
The Jacksonvillains 2000
Taigaa 2006
(Various Artists 1987 - 2000)

Set List

Solo Set List:
It varies. Possibilities include solo fretless, hybrid and/or piccolo bass with/without electronics.

Mini-Orchestra Set List:
Virgo
Things Behind the Moon
Sidelines
Flying
Tides
Home
Parade