Equally at home with many other styles of music, Jessica can regularly be seen performing on Baroque viola, improvising with jazz musicians, playing chamber music, or collaborating with other performer/composers.
However, Meyer is most passionate about her one-woman show “Sounds of Being” – where she uses a pedal to create a virtuosic orchestral experience with her viola and voice. Drawing from wide-ranging influences which include Bach, Brahms, Delta blues, Flamenco, Indian Raga, and Appalachian fiddling, Meyer’s music takes audience members on a journey through joy, anxiety, anger, bliss, torment, loneliness and passion.
Her solo show has been featured at iconic NYC Clubs such as Joe’s Pub and SubCulture, the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, and in Paris at Sunset Sunside.
As a veteran Teaching Artist for Lincoln Center, she is also able to connect with any audience of any background by talking to them about what events or ideas inspired each piece in an engaging way.
Most notable of all, though, is Meyer’s bravura playing…..is by turns fierce and lyrical.
Meyer’s fierce-edged playing activated the Tank’s awe-inspiring properties.
The loop pedal allows her to multiply her gorgeous, expressive tone, and the delicately layered textures blend to create an ambient one-woman orchestra. Throughout the album, her viola paints beautiful soundscapes of surprisingly varied colors and timbres.
an intriguingly vivid new solo electroacoustic album…Meyer often creates the effect of a one-woman orchestra…
Meyer’s album is a true contribution to the repertoire of programmatic music, providing a soundscape to the abstract musings we experience every day…Just as the human psyche is prone to conflict, chaos, and occasional harmony, its musical representation, envisioned by Meyer, is a resounding potpourri of styles.