[Her] music occupies the space where, by breathing, the everyday meets the sublime.” – Resident Advisor
Ka Baird is an American recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, producer and performer based in New York City. Baird is known and heralded for her raw, ecstatic, and boundary-pushing live solo performances which often involve energetic and experimental body movements, vocal and mic techniques and flute playing. Respires, her second solo album, blurs the line between word and action, definition and possibility. Spirited yet restrained, bearing its wildly thrummed heart strings and inner calm alike, it ventures toward the unknown, charting the shifting ground of experimental music and the rewards born of risk. Baird followed Respires with Bespires (2020), a collection of outtakes and covers, and Vivification Exercises I (2021), a live performance captured at Roulette’s Brooklyn theater in May of 2018. Baird’s live performances are not to be missed.