Anna Homler is a vocal, visual and performance artist based in Los Angeles. With a sensibility that is both ancient and post-modern, Homler sings in an improvised melodic language. Her work explores alternative means of communication and the poetics of ordinary things. She creates perceptual interventions by using language as music and objects as instruments.
Since 1982, Anna has collaborated in America with composer / musicians Steve Moshier, David Moss, Ethan James, Steve Roden, and Steve Peters; and in Europe, with the Voices of Kwahn, Steve Beresford, Peter Kowald, Frank Schulte, Richard Sanderson, Geert Waegeman, and Sylvia Hallett, among others.
Homler’s music first became known in the 1980s with her Breadwoman cassette. At this juncture in her life, performance art had recently become “a form big enough to contain everything happening” during her studies with Rachel Rosenthal at Otis College of Art and Design. As this performative freedom fed into the enchanted vocalese, the character of Breadwoman emerged.
Released on LP, CD, and digital formats by RVNG on February 5, 2015, Breadwoman & Other Tales are the collected recordings of a language arising. It is the sound and document of Homler divining speech, lyrical fragments, and melody for music composed, mixed, and engineered by Steve Moshier.