Artist Bio

Saira Raza
Saira Raza is a musician and multi-disciplinary artist in Atlanta, GA. Her work displays a wide range of musical influences including jazz, folk, electronic, and classical. In her recordings, Saira employs any and all instruments within reach including vibraphone, guitar, bass, dilruba, found sounds, synths, but she primarily performs with her first love, the cello. She recently released a new project Extempore, which reflects the experimental loop-based style of her live solo sets. Her work has been highlighted in many local publications yearly “best album” lists over the years including Creative Loafing (“best Atlanta records” lists for 2014, 2016) and Immersive Atlanta (“best Atlanta songs/records” lists for 2016, 2017). In 2016, she participated in Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp at Bonnaroo alongside 19 other U.S. based emerging music artists.William Kennedy
William Kennedy is a stage and lighting designer in Atlanta, GA. In addition to his accomplishments as a musician, he also designs custom lamps and stage designs for musical performers. In a recent collaboration with Timeboy and Hundred Waters, Kennedy created an installation made up of 420 spinning mirror discs. He has also created stage design for national touring acts including Moses Sumney and for local stage productions with Serenbe Playhouse and Alliance Theater.

Anicka Austin
Anicka Austin is a choreographer and dancer in Atlanta, GA. She holds a BA in dance from Kennesaw State University and has created and performed numerous productions in the Atlanta area, including commissions from Argha Noah and Abernathy Arts Center. Austin was a 2017 Distinguished Fellow at the Hambridge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences. Currently, she is a resident artist at Lucky Penny Work Room and a WonderRoot Walthall Fellow.