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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, 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,
Adam Matlock
And
Nathan Bontrager

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Ben Shirley and the Scrimshaw Ensemble at The Uncertainty Music Series

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)
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Live Music at Popeye’s Garage

This was a “Farewell & good luck” performance for Gabriel José Bolaños Chamorro before he moved to the west coast for grad school. The event took place in New Haven’s  Popeye’s Garage at Goffe street.

The set started with Chris Point playing an Electronic noise piece of his followed by a piece by Adam Matlock on Accordion,Theremin & clarinet.

Then Black Thorn Cataclysm, Adam Matlock Nathan Bontrager & Gabriel José Bolaños Chamorro, took the stage playing a number of pieces using guitars, drums and keyboards. Their improvisational music ranged from heavy metal to post rock and flamenco.

The set was concluded with Chris Point & Adam Matlock playing one piece of electronic noise.

The following playlist shows all the pieces by the order they were played:

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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 Matlock on Accordion/Recorders

The trio played a set of 5 pieces of their free improv music to the Big Apple crowd. They were accompanied towards the end by the remarkable sound of the Stone’s heater!

1- Free Improv piece

2- Windows and Walls

3- Introductus

4-In Stitches

5- Free Improv finale

The following is a playlist that has all the pieces in order instead of navigating through individual clips: