The Hum, in its 5th year, is a magical project put together by Rachael Pazdan. Pazdan, music director at the Le Possion Rouge, unites female artists who have never worked together to create new music for an all-female performance series for five nights. In past years it was held at Manhattan Inn (RIP), but this year Good Room (98 Meserole Ave) is hosting all the events except one which will be held at Le Poisson Rouge. This past Monday’s session was serene, synth-ful and sinful, and full of dance-like beauty. Each group was seamless and fluid in their collaboration, making it appear that they must have worked together before. These groups that played involved several powerhouses, including Kissey as well as Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz).
Dance moves shone on stage, along with smiles, both from the ladies performing and from the enamored audience. The soothing beats kept the room lively, while whispery melodies made us all feel cozy. The light hues were hitting just right and it is a reminder that women are so essential not just in the music world but also in the world itself! Not expecting to feel so enchanted by the night, it was a nice surprise to witness such a truly a collaborative effort with a good turnout.
The Hum is well-organized and expertly curated. After a long Monday at work, we left Good Room feeling…good. More than good, just soothed and pampered as well as empowered because damn, that talent in the room was on another level. There are two more Hum sessions left, including one this coming Monday at Good Room, more details here.