I’m a big fan of Soundcloud! It’s truly for and about music and connection through music. My favorite connection has been with Debs McCoy a lovely, haunting songwriter from England. I had the pleasure of collaborating with her on a track she wrote called The Weight. I recorded many, many tracks of cello which she arranged beautifully. Its a melancholy yearning for sure…
It was chosen to be on http://freshonthenet.co.uk/2014/11/faves130/
Fresh Faves – chosen by our readers over the weekend and reviewed by Team Freshnet moderator Jim Craigen fromAlternativeFriday.com. You can hear all these tracks in a singleSoundcloud playlist here.
It will also be played on the BBC!
THE BBC INTRODUCING MIXTAPE
The BBC Introducing Mixtape is a 60 minute radio show and podcast broadcast on BBC Radio 6 Music from 2-3am every Sunday night/Monday morning and available as a free download for 30 days at the BBC 6 Music downloads page. Since April 2013 the tracklists and timings for each mixtape have been posted here at Fresh On The Net with links & info for all the artists. For earlier tracklists see the BBC Website.
In this multimedia oratorio by composer Ted Hearne, four singers inhabit a fever-dream assemblage of media to explore the hysteria surrounding Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning.
The primary-source libretto was culled from Iraq/Afghanistan War Logs. One of the most intense,beautiful and terrifying pieces I have been a part of. The NY Times review describes the power and simplicity of this multi-media experience. http://nyti.ms/1tAjjQb
Composed by Ted Hearne
Libretto by Mark Doten
Directed by Daniel Fish
Mellissa Hughes Soprano
Samia Mounts Soprano
Isaiah Robinson Tenor
Jonathan Woody Bass-Baritone
Nathan Koci Music Director/ Conductor/ Keyboards
Courtney Orlando Violin
Anne Lanzilotti Viola
Leah Coloff Cello
Greg Chudzik Bass
Ron Wiltrout Drums
Produced by Beth Morrison Projects
Trio for Clarinet, Cello, Piano
Four Serious Songs
String Sextet No. 2 in G major
St. Peter’s Church
619 Lexington NYC 10022
Mary Bopp – piano
Sam Hutcheson – baritone
Sharon Gunderson, Claire Smith – violin
Julie Goodale, Katherine Sinsabaugh – viola
Scott Ballantyne, Clay Ruede, Leah Coloff – cello
Damon Albarn is a fantastic songwriter. Everyday Robots is his first Solo record, but he’s known for his band Gorillaz and if you go back even further, BLUR. Yes.
A little side story: I play with The Secret City most months and we played the Blur song Girls and Boys as one of the Prelude songs for the March? service. I didn’t listened to Blur back in the day (or Oasis…) or to Gorillaz in more recent times. Anyway, the song seemed rather simple upon first look. But it turns out that it was the most fun to play, sounded the best, and I decided that it was actually a great song, as simple songs often are. (I have yet to master this- always getting too complicated…)
A month later, Martha Mooke from Scorchio told me we were going to be the string quartet for some sessions with Damon Albarn who was promoting his new record, Everyday Robots on radio shows for WFUV and Sirius. Oh! Turns out it’s that guy who wrote that great song! Turns out he’s written many great songs!
I just love the synchronicity of that. I never would have thought I would be playing with the guy from Blur. And he’s still as cute as he was in the video for Boys and Girls, just slightly more mellow. Only slightly. He and his band were good humored and friendly. And his music director, Mike Smith writes a very nice string arrangement.
We were asked to play with them again on The Tonight Show and at Bonnaroo! Ah….we accepted.
I’m so pleased to be playing the inspiring Judson Memorial Church along with the amazing talent of Anna/Kate and Racquel Cion.
Free to everyone!
Wednesday, June 4th
On the first Wednesday of each month, join us for free homecooked dinners, good vibes, better people, and entertainments. No cover, no catch, no proselytizing, no processed food. Each Bailout Theater date will rotate between music and dance.
7:00 PM – Doors open at 55 Washington, Square South at the Corner of Thompson Street – Greenwich Village, Manhattan.
7:30 PM – Free potluck dinner: Potluck donations welcomed (but not required).
8:00 PM – Free entertainment:
The Music of:
Raquel Cion (accompanied by Karl Michael Johnson)
Anna/Kate are a folk-pop duo consisting of, well, Anna–a teacher, solo artist and red-nose clown–and Kate, playwright, activist and jazz singer. Together they perform for theater companies, pop-up performance parties and protests. Their song-cycles have been produced by Culture Project/Women CenterStage Festival, Dixon Place, Poetic Theater Productions/Poetic License Festival, and Judson Church/Magic Time and BailOut All-Stars. They have developed original content for Bowery Poetry Club, the Duplex, and multiple music venues throughout NYC. See www.facebook.com/
annakatemusic for more!
Hailed by The New York Times as “half witch and half cabaret performer,” Raquel Cion has performed extensively in NYC, Paris and the Bay Area. Recent projects include: Kim Katzberg’s DARKLING (Director) -IRT Theater, CATCH Performance Series; Nora Woolley’sHip(Director), IRT Theater; Gilding the Lonely: An Evening of Cabaret (Writer/Performer)-Joe’s Pub, Dixon Place. She is a founding member of NYC’s Eat a Radish Productions and performs monthly with the Obie Award winning The Secret City.
Karl Michael Johnson is an Astoria-based singer-songwriter and composer-lyricist. He is a graduate of the NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, and performs his own songs under the name Karl Saint Lucy. He wrote CLASS, a musical, with playwright-lyricist Maria Alexandria Beech, and songs from his song cycle, LA HORA PERDIDA: SONGS FOR RENNO can be heard at http://www.youtube.com/user/
These songs stretch tall like pines dark with sweet prickly needles. Shades of cabaret, horns and old timey stylings create a fearless album about family legacy and finding your place in the world.
recorded by Marc Urselli at East Side Sound
mixed by Bryce Goggin at Trout Studios
mastered by Fred Kevorkian
horn arrangements by Andy Green
featuring Mathias Kunzli on drums
Dan Willis on Tenor sax/clarinet
Kenny Berger on Alto Flute, Baritone Sax
Mike Fahie on Trombone
Sarth Calhoun on bass
Tony Diodore on banjo