Antony and the Johnsons are a New York-based avant-garde music group that formed in the 1990s. Its members include ANOHNI (lead vocals and piano), Julia Kent (cello), Doug Wieselman (horns), Jeff Langston (bass), Maxim Moston (violin), Rob Moose (guitar and violin), and Parker Kindred (drums). The group has produced music that recalls operatic chamber ballads, which has often been classified as Baroque Pop. They have released several critically acclaimed albums, including I am A Bird Now (2005), which was awarded The Mercury Prize, and The Crying Light (2009), which topped music charts across Europe. Their songs address gender identity, feminism, climate change, and other politically charged topics. Antony and the Johnsons performed at The Kitchen in 1997 as a part of William Basinski's installation "Life on Mars.”