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Left to right: Robert, Bill,Aaron, Cooper and Emily. West rock state park New Haven, CT

This was a hike in West Rock State Park followed by a party hosted by Emily in New Haven, CT. The title was inspired by the fact that she has not seen some of the people who showed up for more than 20 years.

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 & Prehistoric Horse At John Slade Ely House

Broadcloth trio performed at John Slade Ely House in New Haven, CT last Friday with a set of their improvised music. Broadcloth trio is: Anne Rhodes, vocals Nathan Bontrager, Cello & Adam Matlock, accordion They played 4 pieces of their music Con Ahinco In Stitches Sharpie Suite Folk Song The entire performance may be watched… Continue reading Broadcloth & Prehistoric Horse At John Slade Ely House

Carl Testa Trio plays for the Uncertainty Music Series in New Haven

Snapshot from the video footage

Carl Testa Trio did such a stellar job Saturday at Never Ending Books in New Haven that the crowd forgot about the wind and rain blowing outside and immersed in an hour of music indulgence as the trio played a set of 5 pieces of their original compositions. Cark Testa trio is: Carl Testa, String… Continue reading Carl Testa Trio plays for the Uncertainty Music Series in New Haven

From Rail to Trail, Farmington Canal

The Farmington Canal was built in the 1800s to facilitate trade between the towns of Connecticut, it was what some say a reaction to Errie’s canal in NY state. It was originally meant for boats to move merchandise but later railroads proved cheaper and faster and the canal was ditched and a rail road covered… Continue reading From Rail to Trail, Farmington Canal

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