Primary Scene: Brooklyn/New York
Innovative guitarist Ava Mendoza relocated to Brooklyn in October 2013, after establishing herself in Oakland, CA, over the previous decade. She has toured Europe and the United States playing with figures and bands such as Tune-Yards, Fred Frith, Carla Bozulich, Nels Cline, ROVA saxophone quartet, among others. She also writes music for dance, theater, and film. Since coming to Brooklyn, she has established an east coast version of her foremost ongoing project, Unnatural Ways, with bassist Tim Dahl (Child Abuse, Lydia Lunch Retrovirus) and drummer Nick Podgurski (Extra Life, Feast of the Epiphany).