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, the second solo album by Ka Baird, and first on RVNG, blurs the line between word and action, definition and possibility. Spirited yet restrained, bearing its wildly thrummed heart strings and inner calm alike, Respires 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, releases part of the Commend THERE tape series.
In Fall 2021, RVNG shared a new FRKWYS collaboration between Ka Baird and the late Pekka Airaksinen. Hungry Shells was recorded as part of a residency in 2018 at Le Guess Who? (Utrecht, NL), produced and mixed by Ka Baird in 2020 after she took time to process Pekka’s passing in 2019.
Ka is a road warrior who tours the world often/when possible; her live performances are not to be missed.