Ingeborg von Agassiz Posts

Selective Focus: Ingeborg von Agassiz

Ingeborg von Agassiz is a multimedia artist who writes and performs music, paints and draws, creates videos and also teaches music. She just released her album “O Giver of Dreams” and hosted a combination release show / art show at the Red Herring. Her art will be up into the month of April at the Herring. In December, she and her students worked with PDD on a video for “Oh, the Hillside,” a song from the new album. Her music embraces technology with looping vocals, synths and effects, while her paintings are distinctly handmade with bold lines, shapes and strokes.

IVA: I work as both a musician and visual artist. I’ve shared my visual art publicly under another name for over a decade and once I launched my musician project as Ingeborg von Agassiz, I decided to use that name for all the art that I make. I make acrylic paintings on canvas and also pen & marker drawings on paper. And sometimes I use watercolors and also typewriter text on paper. I’ve created a couple of zines with drawings, doodles, essays, song lyrics.

Ingeborg von Agassiz – “Sun Beats Down”

New video by Duluth artist Ingeborg von Agassiz. Her album release and art show will be held March 15 at the Red Herring Lounge.

Ingeborg von Agassiz – “Oh, the Hillside”

Duluth’s Ingeborg von Agassiz (Emma Rustan) has written an ode to the Duluth Hillside, part of her upcoming debut album O Giver of Dreams, to be released later this winter. Perfect Duluth Day and the Homegrown Music Festival bring you this wintry holiday-time video for the song. It features some of Emma’s music students, and dancers Brianna Hall-Nelson and Amber Burns.

Ingeborg von Agassiz launches Kickstarter to fund debut album

Duluth’s Emma Rustan has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds for a debut album under her musical pseudonym Ingeborg von Agassiz.

The song used in the video is “Oh, What a Morning,” one of ten tracks to be featured on the album. The music has already been recorded by Rustan and mixed by Adam Krinsky at Bellows Studio in St. Paul. The $6,000 Kickstarter campaign seeks to fund the mixing, mastering, artwork and replication.

Ingeborg von Agassiz – “Jolly Old St. Nick”

A reharmonization and altered melody for the traditional holiday classic “Jolly Old St. Nicholas” by Duluth’s Ingeborg von Agassiz.

Ingeborg von Agassiz – “Bulletproof Vest”

Ingeborg von Agassiz 2016Ingeborg von Agassiz performs in KUMD‘s studio in this video, shot on May 5.

Upcoming gig: Friday, June 24 at Washington Gallery

Duluth Band Profile: Ingeborg Von Agassiz

Post Image IngeborgIngeborg Von Agassiz mixes electronic soundscapes with folk undertones. She explains how her solo project began with a 1990s Yamaha keyboard and audience feedback. Click on the image above to hear the interview.