ABOUT PINK SKY
on meditations . . .
“The band's latest [album], meditations, is built on the collective socio-political unrest, uncertainty, and current global crisis, but through an empathetic lens that does not aim to overwhelm the listener, likely already inundated with media and information. But Meditations isn't necessarily meditative in the traditional sense, either. Though the duo describe the practice of performing improvisationally live as feeling euphoric . . . meditations is deceptively jarring” - Jerilyn Jordan
PINK SKY is an instrumental electronic band and collaborative art project created by husband and wife artists, Ryan and Angelica Hay. Pink Sky channels their turbulent personal stories of trauma and loss into immersive audio-visual beauty, which is resonating in clubs, galleries, and non-traditional public spaces. Pink Sky creates and performs emotional electronica & instrumental art-rock without laptops, using hardware synths, drum machines, samplers, electric pianos, and live visuals, which allow them to craft dynamic, unique live sets for each performance.
In September 2019, Pink Sky released their second LP, meditations. The album release was featured the Detroit Metro Times, and in Bizzarre with the premiere of their first music video for the single, “when we exist.”
In November, Pink Sky surprised fans with the release of their third LP, meditations II, the sister-album to meditations recorded during the same session.
Meditations is available on all major streaming platforms, cds, and vinyl. Meditations II is currently available to download for free, and stream on all major platforms—vinyl coming February 28th!
These conceptronica albums about trauma form part of a larger interdisciplinary project the band is currently working on, which also includes a collection of visual artworks, meditations [on the end of the world]. The project reflects the band’s fears, anxieties, hopes, and visions of the future—particularly in a world that is facing environmental and human crises.
Pink Sky's self-released debut album, FORMS, was released on vinyl and all major platforms on August 25th and hit #13 on the NACC Electronic Chart. FORMS was the #5 Most Played Album on WYCE 88.1FM in 2018 and won a Jammie for the Best Electronic Album.
Upcoming and recent shows include performances at The Grand Rapids Art Museum, The Pyramid Scheme, Spacebar, Corktown Tavern, Cafe Mustache, Nice Place Detroit, Langlab South Bend, Studio Anatomy, Bell's Eccentric Cafe, Riverscene Music Festival, The Loving Touch, Hamtramck Korner Bar, Mexicains Sans Frontieres, Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse, The Grand Rapids Public Library, Lions and Rabbits Art Gallery, The Witch House, Green Acres (house), GRLIVE, In The Clouds Music Festival, Lamp Light Music Festival, and Blue Bridge Music Festival.
PINK SKY hosts an art and music series (HAY YAH House Shows) that features two synth-based artists and two visual artists each month during the spring and summer. Pink Sky also hosts Synth Night, a regional showcase of synthesizer-based artists, at The Pyramid Scheme.
In 2019, Pink Sky donated 10% of profits to local charities that advocate for social justice and environmental issues. Donations to date include Kids’ Food Basket, Center for Women in Transition, Wellhouse GR, International Rescue Committee, Dogtown Studios, and Planned Parenthood.
Formerly a microbiologist, Angelica Hay received a fellowship to Kendall College of Art and Design where she recently completed an MFA in Painting and an MA in Visual and Critical Studies.
Ryan has an MA in English and formerly taught college composition and rhetoric.
Both are now working as Pink Sky full-time.
CREDITS & THANKS to Hwa-Jeen Na for the photos.