Nika Danilova, the woman behind Zola Jesus, brings her epic, iconoclastic sound—full of dark evocative beauty—to the rotunda, performing a first time collaboration between Nika and esteemed composer JG Thirlwell. Thirlwell has arranged original compositions penned by Danilova to be performed with the Mivos string quartet. Zola Jesus's classically trained voice is commanding, rich, and silky and her music draws from industrial, classical, electronic, and experimental rock influences. From thumping ballads to electronic glitch, no sound goes unexplored. Building on the success of her highly acclaimed 2011 album "Conatus (Sacred Bone)," she has recently collaborated with David Lynch, M83, and Orbital. Zola Jesus's live performances have been called "near perfect rainy day music" (Washington Post) and onstage she has been described as "the physical depiction of a dove, of delicate deliverance paired with the strength of determination and purpose fixated in her sound" (Independent). JG Thirlwell has worked with Nick Cave, Foetus, Manorexia, The Venture Bros, Bang On a Can, Sonic Youth, Nine Inch Nails, and Kronos Quartet, among others.