Jesse Sparhawk is composer, improviser, and harpist whose work spans the realms of experimental music, folk, psychedelic rock, modern classical, and dance. Sparhawk has worked with Duane Pitre, Larkin Grimm, Fern Knight, Eric Carbonara, The Valerie Project, Timesbold, Marissa Nadler, and Greg Weeks (of Espers). Sparhawk has performed at other notable venues including Carnegie Hall, MoMA in NYC, the Castro Theatre in SF, and the Royal Festival Hall in London. Sparhawk is joined this evening by Peterson Goodwyn on drums and Zachary Wexler on drums and keyboard.
Sol & Kiel (http://solandkiel.bandcamp.com)
Boston scene veterans Tobey LaRoche and Michael Harrist formed Sol & Kiel to carve out a highly crafted space in which song, instrumental composition, and improvisation coexist. Roaming through various musical landscapes, the ensemble performs on acoustic instruments from all over the world including Malian balafon, Navajo flute, Ugandan adungu, Nepalese bells, Indian shruti box, and a plethora of percussion instruments. Sol & Kiel synthesize these textures with delicate chamber-like conversation within various western folk traditions including fiddle music, avant-garde jazz, and American songcraft.
Ricardo Lagomasino Trio (http://www.ricardolagomasino.com)
Ricardo Lagomasino is a drummer known for his adaptability. He exists within many different musical spheres. He has toured and recorded extensively with his co-led brutal punk, free jazz trio Many Arms, whose most recent album was released by Tzadik. He played on Fugazi bassist Joe Lally's second self-titled record and has done every one of his North American tours since 2007. From 2005 to 2008, Ricardo toured and recorded with Capillary Action, whose sound dipped into just about every musical genre imaginable. He recently joined Washington, DC's Deleted Scenes and will be on their next record to be released by Park the Van. Other projects include RL3, a trio that plays his own compositions, The Sea Around Us, Split Red, Adventuredrum!, Lagomasino/Fishkin, and many others.
Jonathan Pfeffer (http://www.soundcloud.com/jpfeffer)
Best known for leading avant-pop ensemble Capillary Action, Jonathan Pfeffer is a composer/singer/guitarist currently based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Jon's solo classical guitar and voice music abstracts autobiographical narratives into poignant "story-songs" that flirt openly with both thematic and harmonic dissonance. Expect anecdotes, Sphinx-worthy riddles, and probably some group therapy.
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