Amirtha Kidambi is a musician and composer invested in the performance and creation of exploratory musics, ranging from South Indian Carnatic, Improvisation, Weirdo Rock, Early Music, New Music and the Avant-Garde. She has performed as a soloist, collaborator and ensemble member in groups such as, the experimental Medieval folk band Seaven Teares, the DIY percussion group Ashcan Orchestra, and vocal quartet Elizabeth-Caroline Unit. Her band Seaven Teares released their debut album Power Ballads in 2013 on Northern Spy Records. Kidambi worked with Robert Ashley beginning in 2011 with That Morning Thing and the premiere of WWW III (Just the Highlights). Amirtha and the Varispeed Collective premiered Robert Ashley’s final opera CRASH shortly after his passing, for the Whitney Biennial in 2014.