Nocturne Spark

music. organizing. learning.

Nocturne Spark weaves together vocals, acoustics, and electronics, traversing genres as diverse as world, folk, techno, electoclash, jazz, and American gothic music. Her forthcoming record, The Hero's Journey, merges dance and pop music with folk themes and stories about ancient Greek myth and culture. Her debut solo album, The Ecstasy of Decline, was released in 2022.

Nocturne Spark is the solo musical project of Alysha Shaw, a lifelong community organizer, musician, and artist who works at the intersections of the arts, community, folklore, and social change. She is currently developing a series of in-person and online workshops exploring these topics. 

Shaw is a member of Rumelia Collective, an all-female quartet that arranges and performs folk music from the Balkans and Mideast. The band released a new album called Beneath Roses in 2024. 

Shaw is also the campaign director for Public Power New Mexico, a grassroots coalition working to advance community-owned renewable power and energy democracy. 

Alysha has a BA in Politics and Interdisciplinary Art from College of Santa Fe, an MFA in Art and Social Practice from Portland State University, and she expects to complete an MA in Interdisciplinary Music Studies from Berklee College of Music in June 2024.