Amy Melissa Reed is an artist, composer and creative director of Ma Series Arts. They work with traditional ecological knowledge keepers, improvisers, authors, dancers, poets, teatro, songmakers, journalists, ranchers, social workers, dream… Rooted in the west coast improvised music scene they extend the sonic possibilities of a song maker, artist, and guitarist. They create work that remembers our migrations, the exchange of knowledge by our relationship with each other and the land. They currently work with Biggi Vinkeloe, Andrea YAYA Porras, IONE, Li Harris, Leyya Tawil, Amy K Bormet, gabby fluke-mogul, Collette McCaslin, Courtney McDonald, Josh Kline, Mark Pino, Donald Robinson and MA ensemble.
Recent work includes: Published writings and paintings in Spellbreaking2: listening to the dreaming heart Anthology of women writers edited by Ione and published by Deep Listening publications and Ministry of Maåt
Lying on the ground: A visual and sound documentary
Hydrophone listening: Water: prayer a series of video, writing, and listening sound archives
Quark Matters: Biggi Vinkeloe (flutes, saxophone), Thea Fahardian (elector-acustic violin), Donald Robinson (percussion, Tim Perkis (electronics)
Telematic performances with dream keeper, Ione; poets, improvisers, and MA ensemble
A series of solo and group land-based improvisations in Plains Miwok territory, produced by MA Series Arts with Li Harris, Jennifer Andrea YAYA Porras, Biggi Vinkeloe, and Zachary James Watkins,
Song dreams: Improvisations and song material with various improvisers –ongoing project
“The Gallery” a score for improvisers and live rotating gallery of paintings by Amy Melissa Reed.