I saw Molly Joyce perform her music back in 2017 in an art gallery in the Lower East Side and I have been following her work ever since. Her choice of instrument (a toy chord organ from the 1970s) is intriguing, but that is only a part of what her work is about. Molly’s latest album, Breaking and Entering, is a highly personal album through which she explores disability as a creative source.
It was an absolute delight talking with Molly about her ever-evolving understanding of disability and how her own physical difference informs her path as a musician and composer. We also talked about the cultural model of disability which is a huge topic I plan to investigate further. Enough already! Give it a listen yourself!
Form and Flee – Molly Joyce
Who Are You – Molly Joyce
Both selections from the New Amsterdam Records release, Breaking and Entering, available on Bandcamp and streaming on all the places.
Photo by Sarah Midkiff
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