The Forth Day - Stairwells and Night

I have a new project called The Forth Day. The first collection is called Stairwells and Night. 

The first song is up. Have a listen if you please. :)

www.theforthday.com




Update

Hey People.

New Album is going to take longer than I expected. The computer I have half my rough tracks on just died. Which wouldn’t be the worst, if they were just some acoustic guitar scratch tracks. But what I’ve lost is a wackload of layering, and 100+ hours of freestyle recording that I was going to sift through and draw from for mixing my new stuff. 

Also, I’ve been inspired by new things lately, and want to incorporate new goodies. I’m pretty excited about the anything that can happen, and want to give the anything time to cook and get rich. 

So vague. One might say, “What the f is she talking about?”

I think this is all I can say for now. And I probably won’t say more till the project is done, and ready to be shared. Less talk, more do, RIGHT? 

Until then, dosvedanya. 

Ky :)


the fourth day

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, 

And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.

And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.


Onward!

Hey Friends!

I’ll be releasing an album this spring. Busy this December, getting gear together, and transitioning from Garageband to Logic Pro. Excited to go full throttle with writing and recording in the New Year. 

Still lots of conceptualizing to do, but here are some words that are important to me moving forward.

full-length
folktronica
radio 
multidisciplinary
science
no selling out. be true
surprise
poetry
breathing. guts
performable
dystopian
tour summer 2014
connect
us

Well! Now the zany cat is out of the bag, and I can’t put it back! Expecting to release mid-March. 

See you soon, with some things new.


Kyla


devise

 
conceive       think up       dream up       work out       formulate       concoct       design       invent       coin       originate       compose       construct       fabricate       create       produce       develop       discover       hit on       hatch       contrive       cook up


First Live Vid- Woo Woo!

I’ve finally started performing as a songwriter a little bit over the last year. 

I’m not shy about acting in a play, giving an impromptu speech, or doing some comedy improv. But going up and sharing my music is still pretty new. So far, I’ve opened for this sweet band last April, sang few songs at the 15 Minutes of Fame open mic night, and then, the following day, I did a set for the Festival. Apparently someone was filming, because my friend Eva sent me a link to this video of me singing Silver Heart. Before I pressed play, the “Oh-No!” bus, full of a hundred little Oh-No bugs, pulled up and opened it’s doors, releasing the wiggly worries to scurry through my body in all directions. But then I started watching, and thought, “Oh. Not so bad. No so bad at all. Phew!” Even my harshest inside critics shut up for awhile. I feel proud. Also thankful. Glad to have something to observe and learn from. And pleased that I didn’t pee my pants.

Tons of other videos of 15 performers on are the site as well, so if you didn’t make it to the festival, you can check them out too!


as the game continues you
should seek to say ever more clearly
what you truly
believe
even if what you truly
believe
turns out to be
wrong.


it can be a hazardous
and difficult
task.


but
if you can’t laugh
at the impossible odds
we all endure as
we seek to understand
and know


then you will
surely sleep
restless
in the
coffin.

the joke is on the sun by Charles Bukowski


A sassy little number, from the dame who didn’t get into the 15 Minutes of Fame Festival this year.


The Leaves Fall
Music by Kyla Ferrier, Lyrics by Tina Teeninga
Wolf at the Door - rehearsal track

I recently acted in the premiere production of WOLF AT THE DOOR by Tina Teeninga, and also helped with some of the music. The lyrics for this song were already a part of her script, but we needed a melody for it, so I made one!

The play is about a family going through some rough Industrial Revolution times. They’re artisan weavers, and with factories popping up everywhere in England, small businesses like their own are pretty much screwed. As things start to get heavier, the father has an idyllic dream. In the dream, everything is as it should be, were his heart’s desires to be. This includes his youngest daughter Harriet (who in real life hates reading and bookwork) writing a poem to sing for the family. I’m no alto, but Kirsty Provan who sang was, and she sounded lovely :)