Lomelda

Lomelda. photo: Laura Lee Blackburn

Music

Lomelda and Spellling

Lomelda & Spellling perform as part of For the Sake of Summer, MFA’s film and music series featuring an eclectic mix of musicians and filmmakers.

MFA hosts Lomelda and Spellling, co-presented with Noise Pop.

If you were to ask Hannah Read what Lomelda means, you’d probably end up with some kind of non-answer. Lomelda is about memory, intimacy, and the tragedies of distance. As a band, it has appeared in several forms over the years, but always, to Hannah, Lomelda has been about discovering friendship and connection. Close collaborators have become closer friends. And when you see Lomelda, when you hear it, it is apparent that Hannah cares deeply about the connection made with the people on stage, the connection with you.

Spellling’s powerful vocal range dances over compositions that vary from rhythmic and ethereal to crunchy and hypnotic, while all remaining singularly cohesive to her distinct and enveloping sound.

For the Sake of Summer expands upon film and music motifs and cultural themes explored in MFA’s summer exhibition, Ragnar Kjartansson: Scenes from Western Culture. The music series presents a sonic compliment to Kjartansson’s video installations that are “about a feeling, but there’s no story.” For the Sake of Summer is co-presented with Canyon Cinema, Noise Pop, and the Roxie Theater.