emily ann pothast

Music and Performance

Midday Veil

Midday Veil. Photo credit: Frank Correa.

In the summer of 2008, I co-founded a band called Midday Veil with my partner and frequent collaborator David Golightly. Our lineup soon expanded into a full band that currently includes multi-instrumentalists Timm Mason and Jayson Kochan, drummer Garrett Moore and percussionist Samuel Yoder.

Since 2008, we have released two full length albums and a total of five EPs on our label Translinguistic Other. Our most recent album The Current was named by The Wire as one of the top avant-rock albums of 2013.

In March 2015, Midday Veil signed a deal with Brooklyn-based label Beyond Beyond is Beyond to release our upcoming studio album This Wilderness on LP, CD and digital formats in August 2015.

In 2010, David and I began doing installation/performances as Hair and Space Museum. Unlike Midday Veil, which primarily performs in traditional music venues and contexts, Hair and Space Museum has served as a vehicle for "multimedia meditations on the generative, cosmic properties of sound." Past HSM performances have included a 12-hour sleepover improvisation at Seattle University's Hedreen Gallery, an interactive audiovisual installation at Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival, and TEP ZEPI, a limited edition lathe cut 7" housed in a hand-bound, fold-up pyramid cover produced for LxWxH Gallery.

In addition to Midday Veil and Hair and Space Museum, I have performed, recorded and improvised as a vocalist and instrumentalist in a variety of collaborative contexts, including a song I also co-wrote for Vox Mod's 2014 album The Great Oscillator and a vocal performance for composer Ben L. Robertson's microtonal composition Thamnophis Sirtalis, currently available on CD via Aphonia Recordings.