MUSIC PROJECT: THE READING
The Reading is a past music project Marisol formed with DJ and multi-instrumentalist M. Eugene Lemcio while touring with Scott Matthew. The Reading worked with DJ Motorpitch (Florian Blauensteiner) on a remix of their song, Phantom Friend. Listen to The Reading's Phantom Friend (Motorpitch Vienna Edition) here.
EUROPEAN TOUR DATES WITH SCOTT MATTHEW | FALL 2021
Marisol Limon Martinez – piano, keyboard, vocals
Sam Taylor – cello, guitar, ukulele, vocals
11 October DRESDEN – GERMANY
13 October BERLIN – GERMANY
14 October LEIPZIG – GERMANY
15 October KÖLN – GERMANY
16 October FRANKFURT – GERMANY
17 October ULM – GERMANY
18 October MÜNCHEN – GERMANY
20 October WIEN - AUSTRIA
21 October LINZ - AUSTRIA
22 October SALZBURG - AUSTRIA
23 October DORNBIRN - AUSTRIA
FIRST ISSUE OF OCTO
The first issue of OCTO on Octopus Books' new website features Du Fu (translation by Wong May), Cynthia Arrieu-King, Brandon Shimoda, Eric Baus, Laura Eve Engel, Bill Carty, Marisol Limon Martinez, and Emily Kendal Frey. Illustrations by Dennis Schmickle. Octopus Books is the publisher of Marisol's second book of poetry, Via Dissimulata.
ARTIST RESIDENCY PRODUCTION GRANT | YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA
Marisol received a production grant to work on her new piano and electronics project at Ethnictro in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
AFTER YOU, DEAREST LANGUAGE | DIGITAL PROOF
The first edition of After you, dearest language is now available as a digital proof from Ugly Duckling Presse. Go to Ugly Duckling Presse for more information.
PIANO MUSIC FEATURED IN "THE VALUE OF THINGS"
Marisol’s piano composition is the musical accompaniment to the video “The Value of Things” by Miguel Moreno Mateos. Developed in Songkhla, Thailand at the artist residency, South Fest Thailand, from December 2018 to January 2019, this project examines notions of value, holiness, and scarcity through waste found in our oceans. To view video and for more information, visit: The Value of Things
PERFORMANCE | SOUTH FEST THAILAND
Marisol performs songs from her albums, Here Her Ghost and Autoportrait, at South Fest Thailand in Songkhla on Friday, 11 January at 7pm at the Red Rice Mill / Hub Ho Hin.
MUSIC VIDEO FEATURED IN MARIE LOSIER RETROSPECTIVE AT THE MOMA
The music video of Marisol’s song "Hermaphrodite" will be shown in "Marie Losier Shorts Program 1" at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Friday, November 2 at 7pm and Friday, November 9 at 7:30pm. Marie Losier: Just a Million Dreams runs through November 11.
EUROPEAN TOUR DATES WITH SCOTT MATTHEW | ODE TO OTHERS
Scott Matthew ODE TO OTHERS TOUR
Gary Langol – guitar, bass ukulele, vocals
Marisol Limon Martinez – piano, keyboard, vocals
Sam Taylor – cello, guitar, ukulele, vocals
24 October BIELEFELD – Hechelei (Bielefelder Songnächte) GERMANY
25 October DÜSSELDORF – Johanneskirche (New Fall Festival) GERMANY
26 October ZÜRICH – Bogen F. SWITZERLAND
27 October DARMSTADT – Evangelische Friedensgemeinde GERMANY
28 October LAUSANNE – Le Bourg SWITZERLAND
31 October PORTO – Casa Da Música (Misty Fest) PORTUGAL
01 November COIMBRA – CSF, Convento São Francisco (Misty Fest) PORTUGAL
02 November BRAGA - Teatro Circo (Misty Fest) PORTUGAL
04 November LISBON – Tivoli BBVA (Misty Fest) PORTUGAL
06 November ROME – Largo ITALY
07 November FERRARA – Sala Estense ITALY
08 November MONTEPRANDONE – Centro Pacetti ITALY
10 November SEREGNO (Milan) – Tambourine ITALY
13 November MADRID – Nuevo Teatro Alcalá SPAIN
16 November CARTEGENA – Nuevo Teatro Circo (Cartegena Jazz Festival) SPAIN
19 November MUNICH – Kammerspiele GERMANY
20 November LONDON – The Islington (1st Night) UK
21 November LIVERPOOL – Parr St. Studios UK
22 November LONDON – The Islington (2nd Night) UK
NEW ALBUM RELEASE | HERE HER GHOST
MUSIC VIDEO RELEASES | HERE HER GHOST
CO-SONGWRITER FOR PICK UP BY LENA KOVACEVIC
PICK UP, co-written by Lena Kovacevic, Godfrey Diamond, and Marisol Limon Martinez, was released by Sony Europe in October.
The song was on rotation on MTV at Number 3 in six countries, right behind Lady Gaga.
VIA DISSIMULATA IN TAGVVERK
Read an excerpt from Marisol's book Via Dissimulata online at Tagvverk.
SYMPOSIUM: CRITICAL INFORMATION | TEXT AND IMAGE: NOVEMBER 2015
School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents Critical Information, an interdisciplinary conference examining the contemporary dialogue between art, media, and society. Organized by second-year students in the MFA Art Writing program at SVA, the Critical Information conference provides a critical forum for discussions at the juncture of media, theory, criticism, and the visual arts.
Under this year’s theme “Text and Image,” the November 20th conference will present the work of 10 invited participants on three panels: ALTERED PERCEPTIONS with Madeline Schwartzman, Clement Valla, and Suzanne Anker; BOOK AS OBJECT with Matvei Yankelevich, Shannon Michael Cane, and Andrew Roth; and READING IMAGES with Christian Patterson, Joel Smith, Nicholas Muellner, and Marisol Limon Martinez.
CINEMA X: COLLABORATION WITH ERIK FLATMO
CINEMA X, a multimodal collaboration (and work-in-progress) between Marisol and Erik Flatmo, is featured on Creative Capital's On Our Radar
HONORARY MEN IN BEST OF 2015
Marisol's HONORARY MEN is listed in Weird Sister's Best of 2015
INTERVIEW: KMSU RADIO
REVIEWS OF HONORARY MEN
Marisol Limón Martinez’s Honorary Men . . . comes via Guillotine. It’s a complex work, juxtaposing its author’s own childhood memories with anecdotes about how she is perceived by strangers, by family, by colleagues. Adding another wrinkle to this is her background in music: the teacher who told her, “You play like a man”; the musicians she interacts with on a trip to India. Honorary Men asks big questions, but comes at them in unpredictable ways, venturing into distinctive territory and forming a narrative few others could.
- Tobias Carroll, The Zinophile, Vol. 1 Brooklyn
. . . A fascinating, incisive essay by Marisol Limon Martinez, the essay weaves together childhood musical escapes, gender politics, and travel in India for a thoughtful look at identity, and the way our environment gives shape to who we are and who we are perceived to be.
- Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week, Montreal
BOOK RELEASE: VIA DISSIMULATA: IN THREE VOICES
SOLO PERFORMANCE: PETE'S CANDY STORE
Come celebrate Via Dissimulata, Marisol's new book of poetry + images published by Octopus Books on Tuesday, June 9. Pete's Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
ESSAY RELEASE: HONORARY MEN
GROUP EXHIBITION: THE NATIONAL ACADEMY MUSEUM
Marisol's video "You are Red Just Like Me" is in the group exhibition Creative Mischief at The National Academy Museum, 1083 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, Opening reception: Friday, May 15th, from 6-9PM, May 16th-24th.
INTERVIEW: UGLY DUCKLING PRESSE
Kyra Simone of Ugly Duckling Presse interviews Marisol about her multidisciplinary art practice, her book After you, dearest language, her history with Ugly Duckling, and upcoming projects: UDP Tumblr
MUSIC VIDEO BY MARIE LOSIER OF MARISOL'S SONG "HERMAPHRODITE" PREMIERING AT CENTRE POMPIDOU, PARIS
INTERVIEW: LIKEWISE AUDIO
likewise audio interviews Marisol on her writing and visual art, her book After you, dearest language, recurring images in her work, dream diaries, surrealism, indexes, and networks.
AFTER YOU, DEAREST LANGUAGE EXCERPT IN NEW JOURNAL
Excerpts from After you, dearest language are included in Papercut Annual brought to you by Papercut Press, an independent press based in Brooklyn, NY that is focused on alternative and non-traditional works. Papercut Annual is available at the following venues: Spoonbill & Sugartown, Molasses Books, Better Than Jam, Bluestockings Bookstore, Vinyl Fantasy and their online store. For more information, visit Papercut Press
EXHIBITIONS: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
Marisol's artist's book Forgotten Knowledge is included in "Hand, Voice & Vision: Artists' Books from Women's Studio Workshop," an exhibition featuring artists’ books by thirty-six artists published over thirty years by Women’s Studio Workshop. Curated by Kathleen Walkup, the exhibition is a comprehensive retrospective featuring some of the most influential contemporary book artists in America. This exhibition has taken place at The Grolier Club, New York, Vassar and Smith College, and will be at the following universities in 2013 and 2014:
University of Kentucky,
January 20 – March 16, 2014
University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, MI
September 2 – October 21, 2013
Jan 22 - March 15, 2013
PERFORMANCE: ADVICE FOR LOVERS RELEASE PARTY
In celebration of Julian Talamantez Brolaski's new book ADVICE FOR LOVERS (City Lights), Marisol wrote a song to the poem, "Year of the Misfit" that she will perform live (vocals and piano) at the Branded Saloon in Prospect Heights, 603 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn on Saturday, December 8th.
Film, poetry and music performances by:
Micah Ballard /Ana Bozicevic/ Nada Gordon /Stephanie Gray/ Marisol Limon Martinez/ Juan & the Pines
READING: UGLY DUCKLING PRESSE'S CELLAR SERIES WITH JAMES HOFF
Ugly Duckling Presse presents a special off-site installment in their Cellar Series which will be held at RH Gallery in New York City on Wednesday, 22 August 2012 at 6pm.
James Hoff and Marisol Limon Martinez will be reading from their UDP books, and UDP will be recording for the podcast series. The reading will be followed by an informal conversation with the authors.
The reading coincides with a show of UDP rare broadsides and prints at RH Gallery. It has been extended until 6 September.
RH Gallery is located at 127 Duane Street in Tribeca between Duane and Church streets. Nearby subway stops: The 1 train to the Franklin station, or the 1, 2, 3, A, C trains to the Chambers stop.
PERFORMANCE: ABRONS ART CENTER
Marisol will be performing as part of the music ensemble (with Michael Mahalchick and Jim Galbraith) in luciana achuagar's new dance piece
For 5 nights at the Abrons Art Center, co-presented by the Chocolate Factory
May 11-12, 2012 (Friday & Saturday)
& 17-19, 2012 (Thursday - Saturday)
“Most of the music, played at the back of the stage by James Galbraith, Marisol Limon Martinez and Michael Mahalchick, is art-rock or punk. It gives intermittent energy to the purposely pedestrian choreography, which now consists of the women rolling across the stage.” - The New York Times
"Encircling a pile of denim, pawing at it like animals at prey, the performers undertook the task of putting on blue jeans with no help from their hands, as the live band (James Galbraith, Marisol Limon Martinez, and musical director Michael Mahalchick) played a gritty rendition of Erik Satie’s plaintive “Gnossienne No.1.” - The Brooklyn Rail
GROUP EXHIBITION AT VASSAR COLLEGE
Marisol's artist's book Forgotten Knowledge is included in the group exhibition "Hand Voice & Vision: Artist's Books From the Women's Studio Workshop", curated by Kathleen Walkup. January-March 2012.
PERFORMANCE: LA SALA
On Saturday, November 5th, 2011, Smoke & Flowers will be playing the grand opening of La Sala Cultural Space in Williamsburg (formerly Monkeytown) with three-wall projection & surround sound. The shows include original films created at a residency in Marfa, Texas...with Justin Veloso on drums. 10PM. Talibam will perform at 11pm.
Note that the November 5th Show is RSVP only with free admission.
Please RSVP at email@example.com
MARFA ARTIST RESIDENCY + NEW BLOG
After performing in July 2011 at Cameo and Zebulon in Brooklyn, Marisol and Jeanann Dara are now in Marfa, Texas to record, write & create a performance entitled "Loneliness as Style". The residency will be chronicled on the blog loneliness as style
REVIEWS AND PERFORMANCES: SMOKE & FLOWERS
"Smoke & Flowers is two girls who probably grew up getting yelled at for daydreaming in piano class. Brooklyn residents Jeanann Dara and Marisol Limon make music that reveals a deep respect for classical arrangements, but also a playful curiosity with modernity and all its loops & sampling...Their music sounds like a long friendship bracelet braided in with synth, live samplings, vocals, a viola, and keys. Dressed in girl-ish vintage with touches of galactic goth, the girls look like Tim Burton space dolls but deliver a hearty vocal harmony that sounds like the perfect soundtrack to a warm New York summer night, sitting on a fire escape facing the night skyline and smoking cigarettes until heat hits the fingers. Romantic and enchanting, they closed out their set with a flood of viola that vibrated through to the very fine hairs on the back of the neck." -AUDYSSEY PRESENTS, THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Smoke & Flowers will be doing an extra special hour-long electronic set at Legion Bar Friday night, the 24th at 10PM.
790 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg
SMOKE & FLOWERS IN THE BROOKLYN RAIL
Marisol's band Smoke & Flowers in "Outtakes" in The Brooklyn Rail
"Smoke & Flowers is a collaboration between Jeanann Dara and Marisol Limon. They blend genres musically and explore the boundaries of romance and reality in a style that could be described as electronic chamber pop. The Brooklyn-based duo performs with the instrumentation of vocals, keys, synthesizer, viola, drums, and live sampling. Jeanann and Marisol combine their background in the classical arts with pop culture and poetic lyricism. They share vocal and instrumental duties, with Limon on piano and synthesizer, Dara on viola and live sampler, and a rotating cast on drums..." -THE BROOKLYN RAIL
PERFORMANCE: SMOKE & FLOWERS EP RELEASE
Join Smoke & Flowers in celebrating their new EP
(with Justin Veloso, Drums & Percussion + Kyle Boyd, Engineer @ Headgear Recording)
Smoke & Flowers
Live performance begins 8PM at
CAMEO, 93 N 6th Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Noah Plotkin on drums.
READING AT THE HIGH LINE
As part of the PEN World Voices of International Literature & with Ugly Duckling Presse, Marisol will read her latest work. Sunday, May 1st from Noon-2pm with poets Jen Bervin, Julian T. Brolaski + Eugene Ostashevsky. 10th Avenue & West 16th Street, New York City
PERFORMANCES: SMOKE & FLOWERS AT SXSW
Smoke & Flowers play the beloved Cheer Up Charlies, 1104 E 6, Saturday, March 19, 3PM
Pete's Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St, January 21, 9PM
GROUP EXHIBITION: BARNARD COLLEGE
Re-Turn, Group Exhibition of Barnard Alumnae at the McCagg Gallery, The Diana Center, Barnard College, February 9 opening reception. On view until February 25th
EXHIBITION WITH SYLVIA MARTINEZ
And if she left off dreaming about you New Works on Paper by Marisol and her sister, Sylvia at The Spence Gallery at The Spence School. 22 East 91st St at Madison Avenue, February 9 to March 20
GROUP EXHIBITION: GROLIER CLUB
HAND VOICE & VISION, Artist's Books from the Women's Studio Workshop, Grolier Club, 47 E 60th St, New York, NY Dec. 8, 2010 - Feb 5, 2011
Traveling exhibition through 2014.
PERFORMANCES: SMOKE & FLOWERS
November 14: SPECTACLE THEATER, Live Music to Silent Film The Seashell & the Clergyman (1928) Directed by Germaine Dulac, 124 S 3rd St Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 9PM
November 23: THE TANK, A Full Ensemble Premiere presented by Ear*Heart*Music Series, 356 W 45th St New York, NY, 9PM
December 4: PETE'S CANDY STORE, A benefit show for MAKE IT BETTER PROJECT, an initiative launched by the Gay-Straight Alliance Network, 709 Lorimer St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 9PM
SOLO PERFORMANCE: CAMEO
August 15, 2010. Marisol Limon with Jeanann Dara, viola & Michael Barron, Drums. Also performing, all the lovelies: Lovemonster, Austin McCutchen & Abandoned Warehouse. Cameo, 93 N 6th St Williamsburg
SOLO PERFORMANCE: CANADA
Cracked Lightning & Caviar Pissings: an evening of music/light performances at CANADA with Marisol Limon, Victoria Keddie, Todd Pendu (Chaos*Majik*), Cathode-Ray Ministries, Marcos Rosales, Enoch A.L.N, 55 Chrystie St, New York, NY, 8-11PM
SOLO PERFORMANCE: ZEBULON
3 Solo Sets: a night of Femmes Fatales, with Marisol Limon, Clara Kennedy and Ann Dara. 9pm
SECOND PRINTING: AFTER YOU, DEAREST LANGUAGE , RECEPTION AT P.P.O.W. GALLERY
The second printing of After you, dearest language is now available through Ugly Duckling Presse. Official release date: June 1, 2010.
Order online at: Ugly Duckling Presse
Join Ugly Duckling Presse at a reception for 3 new Artist Books by Ellie Ga, Ben Luzzatto, and Marisol Limon Martinez.
Thursday, April 15 : P.P.O.W. Gallery
511 West 25th Street, New York, NY
ELVA SNOW ALBUM COVER ART BY MARISOL
Artwork featured on the cover of ELVA SNOW'S worldwide released album and single: www.myspace.com/elvasnow
GROUP EXHIBITION: ART BOOK @ MOMA P.S. 1
17 Ugly Years, Ugly Duckling Presse at Art Book @ MoMA PS 1, Long Island City, NY, March 4-29