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E. Æyer (they/it/e)

Æyer is a vocalist, composer, found sound collector, and organizer who lives and creates in Brooklyn, NY. They mesh a powerful and harrowing multi-octave voice with stark electronic soundscapes made of vocal loops and found sounds. Selected artworks include Processions with Okwui & E. Æyer (2021),  Kyrie All Alone (2021) commissioned by Elana Mann, Sitting on a Man’s Head in collaboration with MacArthur Fellow Okwui Okpokwasili, A messy story about oak and (2019) an experimental film collaboration with Maria Bang Espersen which internationally premiered at Den Frie in Copenhagen, Queering the Wheel (2019) at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Eternal 30 (2019), Everyone at Blaffer Museum (2019), Cell Lust | a body (2018) at the Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston, and many others.

Organizational work includes Mystic Stylez (2018-2020), WEEDS (2019), in collaboration with Maria Bang Espersen. Bayou City Be All (2019) with Diverseworks. Creatives for Asylum Seekers & Migrants (2019) a silent art auction and poetry performances benefiting Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative. Æyer joined Common Field in 2019 as a Houston Partner and served as the Convening Events Manager in 2020, and returned as Convening Tech Facilitator in 2021. They joined the University of Texas Liberal Arts college and Mellon Foundation fellow, Christine Capetola in curating, organizing, and hosting a series of online music events featuring all QTPOC musicians from Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas to discuss issues of race and racism in practice in the South during the Black Lives Matter movement in the summer of 2020.  In 2021, after performing contracted work with Houston Arts Alliance, Philip Karjeker and Æyer decided to continue their collaboration in the form of 3 of Cups, which is now Æyer’s primary organizational project.