hosted performances by three acts from Philly and New Haven this Friday
part of the Archer Spade Performance Series.
The night started with 3 Philly Guitars playing a set of music composed by Travis Woodson, Carl Testa and Eric Slick:
“Lesbians With Victorian Sensibilities” (Travis Woodson)
“Slope II” (Cart Testa; written for bass and cello, arranged for three guitars)
“Gary & Monty” (Eric Slick; written for solo guitar, arranged for three guitars by Travis Woodson)
“Personality Donor (A Donor for 3)” (Travis Woodson; arranged for three guitars)
“Free” (Ornette Coleman)
Next, Carl Testa took the stage and played two of his pieces for solo String Bass and Electronics.
And finally, Broadcloth, New Haven’s trio known for playing Avant garde chamber music, took the stage and played three of their newer pieces including an Operetta composed by Adam Matlock.
Broadcloth is: Anne Rhodes,
In the usually quiet Rose Main Reading Room in New York’s public library, Ben Frost took command of his console and crafted along with Tim Hecker, Shahzad Ismaily, Paul Corley, Sarah Lipstate, Sarah Register, Daniel Rejmer and a brass sextet waves of electronic noise that were sky high.
A sign, just outside the main reading room, read: Making unreasonable noise is not allowed at The New York Public Library!
July’s uncertainty music series featured Ben Shilrley(guitar) and the Scrimshaw Ensemble: Nathan Bontrager on cello, Adam Matlock on accordion, Anne Rhodes voice, & Carl Testa on bass.
The group performed a set of Ben’s original music followed by improvisational sets for duets. The group concluded the night by a piece for quintet written by Ben.
The Uncertainty music series is a regular event that takes place in Never Ending Books store on State Street in New Haven, CT. For more information, please check their Facebook page or website.
Benjamin Shirley presents a set of his music featuring the Scrimshaw Ensemble consisting of Nathan Bontrager on cello, Adam Matlock on accordion, Ben Shirley on guitar, Carl Testa on bass and Anne Rhodes(voice)