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The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) presents an extraordinary musical performance this fall on October 27. Australian singer/songwriter RY X (born Ry Cuming) will take center stage with his intimate, intuitive, and devotional songs composed with lush melodies and raw, emotional lyrics (8 PM; $20 general admission; $17 ICA members + students) in the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater at the ICA, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 617-478-3103.
RY X will perform in support of his full-length debut album Dawn (released May 2016), which according to the New York Times “…floats in a gorgeous, dolorous haze.” The artist found commercial success with his single “Berlin,” which was used in a popular European advertising campaign for Sony TVs in 2013. He is also part of the electronic/house-influenced act Howling along with musician Frank Wiedemann, and is a member of the band The Acid with DJ Adam Freeland and composer Steve Nalepa. RY X often cites Jeff Buckley as one of his greatest influences and started writing music at 16 after discovering Buckley’s album Grace. In July 2010 as Ry Cuming he released a self-titled debut album, and briefly toured with Maroon 5, becoming their opening act in select venues.

First Republic Bank is proud to sponsor the ICA’s 2016–17 Performance Season.