Genevieve Fernworthy (Genevieve Kammel Morris) is a theologian, multi-instrumentalist, and artist who, since 2001, performs and composes under the solo moniker Lauds.

She is the Founding Director of the Kings County MicroKORG Choir, and launched Grand:ZERO in 2020--taking over a 6,000 SF warehouse space in the heart of Williamsburg,Brooklyn-- as a creative initiative to preserve performance + creative expression under Covid-19.

Her solo musical output is expansive and incorporates elements of synthpop, soul, psych, and noise into her instrumental + vocal work.

An Inaugural Graduate of the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, she earned her BA in Religious Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2007, and is the joint recipient of a VCU Arts research grant for the creation of new work in experimental theatre.

As an early member of the feminist art collective ORGIAZZTECH!!! she performed at John Connelly Presents in 2008 for the exhibition A New High In Getting Low. In 2014, she contributed solo viola to The Fool by Colin Self and Raul De Nieves, during a string of sold-out performances at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn.

She is presently scoring an ongoing series of suites called AVIARY, a metacollection of musical works composed for various members of bird species; and is in the development phase for Laius, a chamber opera that reimagines the Oedipal drama, focusing on the absent/present Father.

A selection from her piece The Stations—an interactive A/V installation that explores projection and reflection in the formation of religious belief within the Landscape of the Spectacular—premiered on Easter weekend 2016 at The Park Church Co-Op in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Involved in frequent collaboration with David Lackner (Synthetic Love Dream) and Adrian Knight (Blue Jazz TV), her partnership with Celie Dailey (Spewgeyser, Charlie McAlister) has resulted in numerous projects and recordings, most notably Slow To No Wake— an instrumental timeline of the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

Genevieve provides sonic accompaniment to her husband, Billy Cancel in the noise-poetry duo, Tidal Channel, and has announced a new project with Dahm Majuri Cipolla (MONO, Sapat, Watter, Torres ), as Reeperbahn. Her vocal work can be found on the limited-edition LP release, Eulogy by A Family In Mourning— a collaboration between Lydia Lunch + Phantom Family Halo (Galtta Tapes, 2017).

Together with her longstanding musical accomplice, Martin Bisi (Material, Sonic Youth, Swans)she co-produced the jaw-dropping compilation, BC35: the 35th Anniversary of BC Studio (Bronson Recordings, 2018).