Naked Roots Conducive

Embody the Sacred Moment

Naked Roots Conducive


Valerie Kuehne - Cello / Vocals
Natalia Steinbach - Violin / Vocals

Sacred 521

  • Madness/Sadness
  • WIBN
  • Nameless Story
  • Eating Dirt
  • Demon No. 1
  • Happy Fathers Day in the Name of Science
  • In the Cellar
  • Demon No. 2
  • Happy Things

Bio:

Naked Roots Conducive is an experimental and classically driven musical duo whose eclectic style bridges the gap between the traditional and wildly original. The duo combines virtuosic strings, alluring vocals, and freakish dramatics into an enticing and mesmerizing performance.

Naked Roots Conducive is the musical collaboration between violinist Natalia Steinbach and cellist Valerie Kuehne. The two combine their unique compositional styles in an intricate classical odyssey thickened by vocal harmonies and extended instrumental techniques. Naked Roots Conducive fuses Performance Art with hungry Post-Romanticism and Acoustic Noise while maintaining an intensely melodic beauty.

NRC's performances pull the audience into a riveting narrative of truth as well as the surreal. Their songs are raw and honest while the performance is dramatically dream-like and bizarre.


Mission Statement:

Naked Roots Conducive seeks to provide education and cultivate awareness concerning mental illness, addiction, and trauma. Our music is about surviving devastation through the beauty of creation. We feel that by confronting personal difficulties head on and shaping honesty into music and art we have discovered a means of addressing the reality of our condition. We seek to create work that reveals the experience, struggles, consequences, and revelations of depression, bipolarity, and addiction. In striving towards clarity and transparency we have discovered a channel for personal and interpersonal healing and a tool for breaking down social stigma surrounding these diseases. We want to help others recover and find a way of living that is rooted in hope and creativity.


Tour Dates

Date Location Time
09/12/15 Boston, MA - Cloud Club
w/Joy on Fire
7:30
09/16/15 Brooklyn, NY - Bar Matchless
w/Human Jukebox + Hungry March Band
8:00
09/21/15 New York, NY - Spectrum
w/The Jazz Fakers + Aaron Moore + Adam Bohman & Clive Graham + Schuyler Tsuda
8:00
09/22/15 Brooklyn, NY - The Brooklyn Experimental Song Carnival
@ Jack
w/Emilie Lesbros + Lipchitz + Jonathan Wood Vincent
8:00
09/25/15 Brooklyn, NY - The Brooklyn Experimental Song Carnival
@ Torus Porta
w/M. Lamar + H. Honne Wells + Timeghost
8:00
09/30/15 Brooklyn, NY - The Brooklyn Experimental Song Carnival
@ Bushwick Community Darkroom
w/April Fish + Jaggery + Frogbelly & Symphony
9:00
10/03/15 Brooklyn, NY - The Brooklyn Experimental Song Carnival
@ Panoply Performance Laboratory
w/Grex + Laurie Amat + PPL
8:00
10/07/15 Brooklyn, NY - The Brooklyn Experimental Song Carnival
@ Hell Phone
w/Jeff Young
8:00
10/22/15 Brooklyn, NY - Quinquennial Trauma Salon
@ Grace Exhibition Space
w/David Grollman & Alex Cohen + Meli Sanfiorenzo + LJ Leach + Ben Bennett + Hat Muchmore + Alex Romania + ID M Theft Able + Spreaders
7:30
10/28/15 Brooklyn, NY - David Grollman's Birthday - TBA
w/David Grollman + TBA
TBA
10/31/15 Brooklyn, NY - TBA
w/Martha Cargo
TBA
11/02/15 Cleveland, OH - TBA
w/TBA
TBA
11/05/15 Lexington, KY - Al's Bar
w/TBA
TBA
11/06/15 Louisville, KY - TBA
w/TBA
TBA
11/07/15 Lafayette, IN - TBA
w/TBA
TBA
11/13/15 Toledo, OH - Robin Wood Concert House
w/TBA
TBA
11/14/15 Indianapolis, IN - House Show
w/TBA
TBA
11/16/15 Nashville, TN - TBA
w/TBA
TBA
11/17/15 Nashville, TN - TBA
w/TBA
TBA
11/18/15 Knoxville, TN - TBA
w/TBA
TBA
11/19/15 Johnson City, TN - The Hideaway
w/TBA
TBA
11/20/15 Johnson City, TN - Tree Streets
w/TBA
TBA
11/21/15 Pittsburgh, PA - TBA
w/Dubravka Bencic
TBA
11/23/15 Brooklyn, NY - Trauma Salon @ Panoply Performance Lab
w/TBA
8:00
12/12/15 Silver Spring, MD - The Pyramid Atlantic
w/TBA
8:00
02/26/16 - 2/28/16 Holyoke, MA - Xfest
w/TBA
TBA

Past Shows

Date Location
08/21/15 Livermore Falls, ME - Frantasia Festival
w/Tatsuya Nakatani + Spreaders & Matt Luczak + ID M Theft Able
08/15/15 Baltimore, MD - Church and Company
w/ Elegabalus + Snakefeast + ¡Stuporgroup!
07/26/15 Madison, NJ - Studio Yoga
The Music of Paul Gallagher w/ Ella Ackerman + Martha Cargo
07/23/15 Brooklyn, NY - Panoply Performance Laboratory - Trauma Salon
w/Hey Exit + Becca Epstein + Courtney Lee Novak + Meaner Pencil
07/16/15 New York, NY - ABC no Rio
w/Tif Robinette + Uniska Wahala Kano + Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow + Rudi Salpietra
07/14/15 Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Casa del Popolo
w/Jane Gabriels
07/06/15 Brooklyn, NY - 65Fen Music Series/Delroy's
w/Michael Foster_Ben Bennett
06/14/15 Chester, NY - Seligmann Center for the Arts
w/CO(P)E + Spreaders
06/06/15 Brooklyn, NY - Bushwick Open Studios/Pine Box Rock Shop
w/Jeff Young (ThingNY) + CACAW
05/31/15 Brooklyn, NY - Five Myles
w/Marie Christine Katz + E. James Forth
05/28/15 Brooklyn, NY - Jack
w/The Adelphi University Percussion Ensemble + Ben Lewis & Lyndsey Anderson & Owen Weaver
05/15/15 Berlin, Germany - La Bettolab
w/Panoply Performace Laboratory + Future Death Toll
05/08/15 Berlin, Germany -
w/Miriam Siebenstadt
05/07/15 Berlin, Germany - Culture Container
w/Panoply Performance Laboratory + Future Death Toll
05/06/15 Berlin, Germany - Loophole Berlin
w/Panoply Performance Laboratory + Future Death Toll + Rae Goodwin
05/05/15 Berlin, Germany - Meinblau Projektraum
w/Kaia Gilje + Future Death Toll + Rae Goodwin + Elliott Jenetopulos + Katherine Nolan + Panoply Performance Lab
05/04/15 Berlin, Germany - Altes Finanzamt
w/Lin-Chino-Ellenbogen
04/25/15 Pittsburgh, PA - Avant Classical House
w/Dubravka Bencic
04/24/15 Pittsburgh, PA - Station P
w/Golden Retriever + Joey Molinaro + HIGHDEAF + D.Rifle + Anna Azizzy
04/23/15 Philadelphia, PA - Vox Populi Aux Space
w/Tyr Alexander + Pseudo Sibylline + Martin Freeman
04/04/15 New York, NY - Dixon Place
w/Special Guests
03/29/15 Brooklyn, NY - Muchmore's
w/Jazzfakers + GaGouDij{Ya} & Nate Schieble
03/28/15 Silver Spring, MD - The Pyramid Atlantic
w/Oa + Patrick Vsin & Nate Schieble
02/25/15 Brooklyn, NY - Muchmore's
w/Lucas Brode & SOKOL + Tongues + Barker Trio
12/29/14 Brooklyn, NY - Cameo Gallery
w/Foxfires + Forever House + Little Band of Sailors
12/19/14 Brooklyn, NY - House Show
w/Jonathan Wood Vincent + Shit Show
11/22/14 Brooklyn, NY - Home Audio
w/Why Lie?
11/21/14 Pittsburgh, PA - Rock Room
w/Black Blizzard + Joey Molinaro + Bastard Feast
11/20/14 Pittsburgh, PA - Avant/Piano Warehouse Concert
w/Dubravka Bencic + Joey Molinaro
11/12/14 New York, NY - Performance Anxiety - Gallery Sensei
11/08/14 Allston, MA - House Show
11/06/14 Cambridge, MA - Outpost 186
w/Robert Rivera
11/02/14 New Haven, CT - Never Ending Books
w/Rollidae + An Historic
10/24/14 Baltimore, MD - The Holy Underground
w/The Bowlegged Gorilla
10/22/14 Brooklyn, NY - Panoply Performance Lab
w/Natura Morta + Trois Gnossiennes
10/12/14 Scranton, PA - Synesthesia Social
10/10/14 Pittsburgh, PA - The Abandoned Store
w/Joey Molinaro
10/05/14 Silver Spring, MD - Sonic Circuits Festival
10/03/14 Baltimore, MD - Club K

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