Fortress Presents Modern Music: An Evening with Anika

Annika Henderson is a musician, poet and artist who rose to fame as ANIKA with two highly acclaimed eponymous records (Recorded with Geoff Barrow of Portishead and his band Beak>, released on Stones Throw in the US), and was touring the world.

Fortress Presents Modern Music: Jerusalem In My Heart

Jerusalem In My Heart (JIMH) is the acclaimed Montréal–Beirut contemporary Arabic audio-visual duo of musician/producer Radwan Ghazi Moumneh and experimental analog filmmaker Charles-André Coderre. The project has been active since the mid-2000s as a site-specific live performance happening, featuring a wide array of multi-media and theatrical elements, where no two shows were ever the same.

Fortress Presents Modern Music: Pedagogy: Eli Keszler and Nate Boyce

Keszler’s intricate playing suggests he could take on an army of Aphex Twin’s computer-controlled acoustic instruments, barehanded.
- Pitchfork

As noted by Pitchfork, "Eli Keszler is experimental electronic music’s favorite drummer. A regular collaborator of Laurel Halo and Oneohtrix Point Never (both live and on record), the virtuosic percussionist helps bring surreal, digital compositions to life."

Fortress Presents and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth present a multi-media performance with Eli Keszler and Nate Boyce.

Fortress Presents Modern Music - An Evening with Alex Zhang Hungtai

This concert has been cancelled. Alex Zhang Hungtai show postponed: Unfortunately Alex is dealing with a broken wrist and is postponing all performances until 2019 to allow time to heal. Our best wishes for a quick recovery to Alex and please keep an eye out for a possible make-up show and additional programming at the Modern from Fortress Presents in the coming months!

Fortress Presents Modern Music - An Evening with Gingger Shankar

Gingger Shankar is a singer, violinist and composer, and was born into one of the world’s most acclaimed and influential musical families. Her accomplishments include working with top producers and film composers including Mel Gibson, The Smashing Pumpkins, Trent Reznor, Mike Nichols, Mike Myers, and James Newton Howard. In 2011 she was chosen as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s ‘25 New Faces to Watch’, as well as becoming a member of the Advisory Board for the Sundance Film Festival. Gingger composed music for the critically acclaimed 2011 Sundance U.S.

Fortress Presents Modern Music - An Evening with Helena Deland

Montreal's Helena Deland writes songs that are a testimony of a given time or place, converting her memories to something that sounds, in a word, unforgettable. A myriad of influences filter in and out of her writing, from '60's Parisian pop to indie folk to fuzz rock. She describes her songwriting as a collection of 'unsent letters,' perhaps fueling her self coined genre, 'sincere pop.' Helena captures the unapologetic aspects of womanhood the world needs today, highlighting powerful femininity in her vocals and refined writing in her unique lyrical choices. 

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