Testing All My Memories (Live)
“Testing All My Memories (Live)” is a live album from my Master’s recital in April 2018, released on January 18th, 2019.
Vocals/Piano/Songs by me, Recording/Mixing by Jeremy Sarna, Mastering by Peter Atkinson, Album Art by Extra Vitamins
“Like a car in a lake or a blackberry bush or an old pot of coffee, Melissa Weikart's debut EP enters stage-right with the unapologetic aire of those things that just are. Eschewing the trappings of modern sonic decadence in favor of the simple ageless pallete of piano and voice, Weikart subtly displays her mastery over pen and canvas, drawing a hyperrealist landscape with words and sound and the scattered, piercing perceptions of a restless mind taking the hypocritical world to task, and leaving us wanting more.” — Matt Pike from HEC tapes
Debut EP released on December 14th, 2017.
Vocals/Piano/Songs by me, Production by Nicholas Bisceglia, Album Art by Extra Vitamins
A recomposition of The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds album for an all-female vocal choir and rock band.
Paper Dolls is an improvising trio consisting of Melissa Weikart (voice), Priya Carlberg (voice), and Jeff Cox (trumpet). Drawing from overlapping backgrounds in songwriting, contemporary classical music, and avant garde jazz, our sound explores the interplay between pitch and noise through fragmentation and counterpoint.
This arrangement of "Gluttony" from Kurt Weill's Seven Deadly Sins was performed by a quartet consisting of Melissa Weikart (piano intro & vocals), Caroline Kuhn, Elise Leavy, and Grace Ward (vocals) at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall in November 2017.