Nomy Lamm – Effigy
Effigy is a 2003 album by Nomy Lamm. It combines accordion, layered vocals, sound effects, and electro-driven drum beats. Lamm’s official website states the creative purpose of the album was “to create a heartfelt goodbye to her hometown and its control over her”. In the summer of 2003 the album was produced as a full-length theatrical rock show, and Lamm went on the road with it while performing songs from the album.
Nomy Lamm and the Need – The Transfused
“The Transfused” was a full scale and full length rock opera co-created by Nomy Lamm, Rachel Carns, Radio Sloan, Emily Stern and Freddie Fagula. Nikki McClure, and Tae Won Yu were also vital as the sets and design directors.The show featured Nomy Lamm and Emily Stern with Molly Robertson, Beth Stinson, Rosalinda Noriega, Andras Jones, Jerry Beard, Tammy Martin, Zack Carlson, Anna Oxygen, Mirah Yom Toz Zeitlyn, and musicians Donna Dresch and Scott Seckington, and many, many more…The Transfused is a post-apocalyptic vision of multi-gendered mongrel people finding community and empowerment under the oppressive rule of The Corporation. The soundtrack is now being used in a midwestern university curriculum as part of an economics and poli-sci class.The entire production was done without corporate sponsorship, and gave $5000 of its profits back to the community, with donations to non-profits including Books to Prisoners and Stonewall Youth. Though there are no plans to restage “The Transfused,” a video of the live performance is available for rental at Rainy Day Records in Olympia, WA.”The Transfused” was produced for a sold out one-time run of eight shows in July 2000 at Olympia’s historic Capitol Theater