The Rotunda

The Rotunda

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,… Continue reading The Rotunda

Ben Shirley and the Scrimshaw Ensemble at The Uncertainty Music Series

Scrimshaw Ensemble

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.… Continue reading Ben Shirley and the Scrimshaw Ensemble at The Uncertainty Music Series

Broadcloth makes it to The Stone in Alphabet City, NYC

My Cello teacher’s trio,Broadcloth, has made it to “The Stone” described by many as “ A not for profit space for the Experimental and Avant-Garde”. Its location in Alphabet city talks a ton about its vitality and dedication to up and new musicians. Broadcloth is: Anne Rhodes on Voice, Nathan Bontrager on Cello and Adam… Continue reading Broadcloth makes it to The Stone in Alphabet City, NYC

Broadcloth Trio

On January 30th 2010, Broadcloth trio played two sets of their original compositions with two aspiring guests. Broadcloth is a free improv Chamber group that includes: Anne Rhodes, Vocal Nathan Bontrager, Cello Adam Matlock, Accordion and Recorders(he also provided some voices) The guests were Gabriel Bolaños Chamorro, electronic spectral music composition and guitar Steve Zieminski,… Continue reading Broadcloth Trio