Tuesday, May 1, 2012
On the Lookout for New Sounds
Sunday's show is free and open to the public - for more information, go to www.carltesta.net.
The day before the Wesleyan performance, Ms. Rhodes will debut a new work at 2 p.m. in the Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Avenue in Hartford. Commissioned by the Hartford New Music Festival, this fascinating piece is a combination of textiles and sound, an 8 foot by 2 foot piece of sliver burlap stretched over an artist's canvas frame on which Ms. Rhodes will embroider (in her words) "graphics... in the form of a flowchart, allowing the musicians to move through choose paths between cells of information." Scheduled to perform with the vocalist/embroiderer are cellist Bontrager, accordionist Matlock, bassist Testa along with Ben Klein (tuba), Bill Solomon (percussion), Maura Valenti (harp) and Libby Van Cleve (oboe). To find out more about Anne Rhodes work with design and sound, go to annerhodes.net/news/.
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The SCQ plays at 9 p.m. in Elm Bar, 372 Elm Street in New Haven. For more information and a look at the upcoming schedule (including a rare appearance by New Haven native guitarist Michael Gregory on Wednesday June 6), go to uncertaintymusic.com.