Ulnae is a performance art/music collaboration between cellist and electronic instrument maker, Darcy Neal and synth looping songstress, Lily Taylor. Their style ranges from ethereal layered vocals to experimental noise, and implements live-manipulated visuals and performance art through amplified movements, handmade headdresses and visual reinforcements.
Rad video from the Dead Week Print Show featured by Gutterth. Love the face-morph editing.
Ulnae live @ the Green House in Austin, TX for HIQC’s multimedia art show, 2012 Live Video by VJ Greekfire
ULNAE was featured on the Gutterth Compilation 4
prepping for the Gutterth music showcase @ Rubbergloves in Denton, TX
Video Stills from some of our live performances, created by Sean Miller.
250 word press kit
Artist, Darcy Neal has created circuitbent and custom circuit designed instruments since 2007. Neal was originally inspired by the circuitbending of Reed Ghazala as well as the rich underground scenes in Texas. She performs live with her devices, and
has sold quite a few as commissions to other artists. The most notable commission was Wayne Coyne from the Flaming Lips, who used Neal’s instrument to perform a noise solo for the song “Sleeping On The Roof” from the Soft Bulletin. Neal is currently
developing a kit for said instrument so that others may enjoy playing the circuit themselves. Neal performs with various groups including Geistheistler, Zanzibar Snails, Ulnae, and Bludded Head. Darcy Neal is a primarily self-taught artist, a musician,
and an avid electronics enthusiast.
She got her start as an artist and a cellist/pianist as a child, and has consistently been active with both mediums throughout her years. Sometime in 2007, she discovered circuit bending through a friend, and instantly became fascinated with electronics,
and since then has completely dedicated her craft to developing audio electronic circuits and building obscure instruments that deal with physical interactions to control its functions, and designs instruments for musicians and artists through commissioned
work. She actively plays electric cello and handmade electronics in several different bands in Denton, TX, which is home to one of the most unique music cities in the South. Her focus is directed towards physical computing and having tangible interactions
with her versions of musical instruments.