New Gallery Concert Series features Jaggery/Veloso collaboration

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Commissions, premieres, improvisation, and dance. Tonight’s event, ranging from ideas of depression to joy, from living in the moment to hope for the future, we recognize that we are always learning, creating, and evolving.

Featured visual artist, Karl Stephan

Composers Jonathan Bailey Holland, Eden MacAdam-Somer, Laurie San Martin, Michael J. Veloso, and 2019 Call for Scores Winner Clifton Ingram;

Performances by Jaggery, Primary Duo, violinist Katherine Winterstein, violinist/vocalist/dancer Eden MacAdam-Somer, violist Ashleigh Gordon, cellist Francesca McNeeley and dancer Ramiro Vaughan

Beat Circus [CD Release] + Count Zero + Jaggery + Emperor Norton Stationary Marching Band + Kee Avil

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Word on the street is that Petaluma Vale will be playing harp for this show, as she continues on her long road to RSI recovery ~ we are very excited! Here’s a word about the lineup ~ we believe we are playing second:

Beat Circus

Beat Circus is a band from Boston, Massachusetts fronted by Brian Carpenter. The band’s songs are characterized by lush arrangements, eclectic instrumentation, and lyrical themes of love, death, religion, and American mythologies. Carpenter developed a “Weird American Gothic” trilogy of concept albums, starting with Dreamland (2008).

Formed from the most talented deadbeats and drifters that could be rounded up, this group of raucous and rambunctious musicians will honk, wail, blow, beat, bounce, scream and serenade their way into your hearts. Playing anything that won’t break after vigorous use; their instrumentation is a unique blend of brass, winds, violin, accordion, percussion and an eclectic rhythm section.

Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band combines the rich musical history of the circus and the vagabond peoples of Europe with the raw energy of avant-garde jazz and the irreverence and fun of today’s Vaudeville & Steampunk for a sound that is somehow familiar yet like no other. Label them anyway you like! Call them Balkan steamfunk, call them avant world fusion, call them experimental big band, call them circus noise! They may be tough to sum up, but it’s easy to tell you that they’ll show you a good time!

Count Zero is an innovative Boston band that combines electronics,acoustic grit, strong melodies, intriguing arrangements and thoughtful lyrics into an intense, eclectic stew of musical experimentation…and it’s catchy too. It’s Future Pop for the disnenchanted.
Step inside and take a listen.

Kee Avil

Kee Avil is a solo song project based in Montreal, QC. It combines guitar, voice and electronics into song forms thatstagger between structure and improvisation. Kee Avil evolved from playing the guitar with broken cymbals and drumsticks into creating strange beats glued together by samples of screws dropped into crystal bowls. 

Singer Mali (solo) + What Time Is It, Mr. Fox?

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Join us for an intimate evening of music and food, hosted by WW, a long-time friend and fan of What time is it, Mr. Fox? and Singer Mali of Jaggery.

WW is opening up her home, near a Brookline T stop, to all comers. ****To receive the address, please RSVP by email to []. Space is limited and attendance is not guaranteed without an RSVP.****

The event begins at 7pm.
Donations requested.

“Brian is one of my favorite people, and the last time Mr. Fox played at my house was one of the best days of my life. I’m also a fan of Mali’s music – she does stuff with her voice that I couldn’t even imagine doing. It’ll be fantastic to have Mr. Fox back and to have Mali performing in my home for the first time.”

Mali Sastri & Tvíund play Reykjavik, ICELAND

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Mali is excited to perform in ICELAND for the very first time. Here is the press release for the show:

Mali Sastri is a singer, songwriter, and composer based in Boston, Massachusetts. The members of Tvíund are the musicians Ólöf Þorvarðsóttir and Guðrún Edda Gunnarsdóttir.

On the program are compositions and improvisations for voices, keyboards and violin.

Mali’s work blends and juxtaposes the familiar and accessible songwriting forms heard in popular music with elements more often associated with jazz, classical, musical theater, world music, and the avant-garde.

The music of Tvíund is sincere, often dramatic and largely improvised. It is inspired by classical music, Icelandic folk music and renaissance music.

For this program, Mali will perform four unreleased original pieces for voice and keyboard, and one improvisation. The composed pieces were written between 2017 and the present. The rest of the program will be improvisations by Tvíund for violin, voice and keyboard and improvisations by all three musicians, including a piece for voice, keyboard and dancer.

Doors at 18:30 – The event starts at 19:00 – Tickets are 2.500 kr.