Thursday, 6/23. Shakefist Magazine Presents a night of Poetry, Music, and Art. http://shakefistmagazine.webs.com/
Friday, 6/24. 8-midnight. a Night of Cello-Centric Sounds. This means every group performing involves a cello. This is how it’s done:
1. Broadcloth. They are Anne Rhodes (vocals), Nathan Bontrager (Cello), Adam Matlock (accordion).
Broadcloth performs improvised music with a nod to various compositional outlets. Using a unique instrumentation of voice, cello and accordion/recorders, the trio plays from notated, graphic, embroidered, and textual scores in addition to completely spontaneous pieces. Without shying away from virtuosity, Broadcloth creates music that reflects the order of composition and the risk of unpredictable musical interactions. Emphasis lies on establishing a holistic sound that favors cooperation over hierarchy.
2. I cannot reveal the name of this performer. He travels too many miles. But I assure you he plays the cello.
3. Prehistoric Horse. David Grollman (snare drum), Valerie Kuehne (cello), Lucio Menegon (guitar).
Prehistoric Horse plays a very intense and dynamic form of improvisational music that incorporates the dramatic and absurd and sometimes borders on sheer noise. They generate spasmodic bursts of clatter and skree via cello, drums, and guitar, typically played in ways that would make conventional music teachers shudder in horror.
Saturday, 6/25. The Super Coda presents: Get Squeezed 2 (a night of Accordion Centric Music). This means:
3. The Accordion Babes. From San Fransisco. On tour. Armed with a pin-up calendar of accordions. http://www.amberleeandtheanomalies.com/
4. Culann’s Hounds. From San Fransisco. On tour. Armed with accordions. http://www.sfhounds.com