This season Alkemie launches “Alkemie & Friends” – a series of informal, musically experimental, and multi-sensory concerts in non-traditional NYC concert settings. “Alkemie & Friends” is a forum for the ensemble to create programs that take advantage of the sonic possibilities that emerge when we collaborate with other experts in adjacent musical fields. Venues are selected in part for their ability to introduce elements that transform the sensory space in divergent ways.

"Blood, Booze & Betrayal," the inaugural concert on this series, was a recipient of the Early Music America Mini-Grant. See below for concert details.

Blood, Booze & Betrayal: Music for an Extremely Broken Consort

August 29, 2020 at 8 p.m.

Immersive 360-degree Virtual Reality Livestream from New York, NY

Murder ballads, riddle tunes, and other lurid  and gruesome pastimes.

Featuring Fiona Gillespie, Paul Morton of Chivalrous Crickets, Loren Ludwig of Acronym, composer Elliot Cole, and Sian Ricketts & Tracy Cowart of Alkemie.


Get a Friend, Supporter or Patron ticket by August 25th and Musae receive a free basic Virtual Reality headset!!

How Do I Keep From Singing: Medieval + Modern Female Voices

March 2021, TBC

Amanda Gookin of Forward Music Project joins Alkemie members Tracy Cowart and Sian Ricketts in a musical exploration of the tale of the siren, featuring music ranging from the medieval period to today.