Daisy Press is a ferocious and ardent interpreter and creator of experimental classical music in the US and Europe, and a principal vocalist at Brooklyn’s notorious “House of Yes.” She has worked intimately with influential living composers Steve Reich, Bernhard Lang, and George Crumb, and for her recording and performance of Morton Feldman’s seminal “Three Voices,” the New York Times hailed Ms. Press as “intrepid” and “passionate.” Most recently in Spain, Germany, and Austria, Ms. Press was the featured soloist in Vienna-based Phace Ensemble’s production of the late Fausto Romitelli’s searing video opera “An Index of Metals.”
Daisy is a specialist in the music of 12th-century mystic Hildegard of Bingen, and she incorporates elements of North Indian (Hindustani) ragas into her unusual and extraordinary interpretations of Hildegard’s Medieval chants. In 2019 her first Hildegard album will be released on Story Sound Records.
For several years Daisy served as the head backing singer/dancer for band “Chromeo,” and appeared with them on The Late Show With David Letterman, Conan, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Lollapalooza, Coachella, and headlined the Montreal Jazz Festival.
Immediately upon graduation, Ms. Press also served on the faculty at the Manhattan School of Music, where she received her Masters degree. She holds academic degrees from Sarah Lawrence College and Oxford University, and in the past she studied voice with Trish McCaffrey and North Indian ragas with Michael Harrison.
At House of Yes Daisy regularly collaborates with the stunning in-house collection of circus artists to compose, improvise and perform works which embody virtuosity, ecstasy, holiness, humor, and necessary stings of irreverence.
Finally, Daisy is the creator and High Priestess of the phenomenon “Voice Cult,” a vibrant community which meets monthly to explore the intersection of singing and healing, and which may or may not be a legitimate cult.