Fig Pudding Performs!
Organized by Regina Agu and Sandy Ewen. Presented at DiverseWorks February 19, 2014.
Fig Pudding performed a series of original scores written by Regina Agu, Carol Sandin Cooley, Megan Easley, Sandy Ewen, Gabriel Martinez, Rebecca Novak, Rachel Orosco, Carrie Schneider, Ronnie Yates, and Hanna Yoo.
Performed by: Regina Agu, Carol Sandin Cooley, Megan Easley, Sandy Ewen, Anna Garza, Rebecca Novak, Carrie Schneider, and Charisse Weston.
Fig Pudding is the current iteration of the evolving music and performance ensemble Ladyband that performs improvisation, graphic scores, performance pieces, and occasionally more traditional forms of composition. Sandy Ewen founded the all-female group in 2009 as a way to capitalize on the under-utilized resource of creative women in experimental music. The group has changed its name to a different fruit flavor for every performance. Memorable performances include: the Pawpaw Pomelo show atop the Mekong Plaza on July 4, 2010, wherein the band accompanied live fireworks with an amplified vocal performance; the Pina Colada show at NMAS in Austin, Texas wherein the band collaborated with video artist Rebecca Carlisle-Healy; the Durian Durian show at the Menil Collection, which showcased site-specific performance pieces; and the Gooseberry Marmalade show at 14 Pews in Houston wherein the band performed Scratch Orchestra pieces in collaboration with Keith Rowe. The group has a CDr release, but all the copies have gone missing. The CDr was fondly referred to as the “touchy-feely” album because of the fake fur that was glued on the covers.
Regina Agu has performed with Ladyband since 2012.