Nov 7th 2021

Hedra Rowan – solo electronics

Rhythm Ninja Drums – percussion and self-produced beats.

Hedra Rowan is a computer musician. She lives in Chicago, where she runs the cassette label/concert series Bodymilk, and plays with Talullah Bankheist, hell & the high school, H e a d a c h e, and on her own. She recently reprogrammed her voice and it’s much better. Find her online or in person.

Rhythm Ninja Drums is Naydja Bruton’s solo project and her set is entitled “What Kind of Drummer You Wanna Be..?” She combines a series of her own late night beat making together with live drumming. Her rhythmic patterns are tightly controlled by dynamics to allow for freedom of emotional expression.



Pleiades is a monthly series that features womxn and non-binary musicians and improvisors.  The series has a two-fold mission: to increase the visibility of phenomenal womxn musicians and to build community and connection between womxn improvisors from diverse backgrounds.

Each show opens with curated performances by renown artists which reflect the wide range of Chicago’s thriving creative music scene.  Their projects pull from diverse traditions such as contemporary classical, free jazz, metal, hiphop, performance art and noise music.

The second half of each show is dedicated to a free improvisation jam that includes both the headline performers and any other womxn or non-binary musicians who wish to play.  Improvisors of all experience levels are welcome to participate.  Those who wish to play are encouraged to get in touch ahead as the size of the jam may be limited.  Although the Pleiades series highlights womxn, EVERYONE is more than welcome to attend, hang and support!!

The Pleiades series is curated by Emily Rach Beisel and she is deeply grateful to her musical sisters, including Erica Miller and Molly Jones, for their input and support.

For more details or to join the jam please email

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