Douglas Dare @ Berklee
My audience iphone snap of Douglas Dare performing Lungful in a cappella.
Expressive, in tune and seamlessly flowing; this snap by no means captures how good he is live…
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Polished, committed, free, complex and beautiful; Son Lux @ the ICA, Boston had us utterly mystified.
'First ever Son Lux show in Boston! This is what happens by the end of it!! Fuck yeah!!! ' - Video posted by Nikolas Metaxas (@NikolasMetaxas) on Telly.
The best Mellotron demonstration, ever.
Omnisound’s Spring Albums Picks:
You’re going to want to get your teeth into these…
A rare opportunity has arisen to join the Studio team at Real World Studios as an Assistant Engineer, with the possibility of solo engineering opportunities for the person with the rights skills and experience.
I wonder who the lucky soul will be?
Hit This Album Stream: SISYPHUS
Sufjan Stevens, Son Lux, and rapper Serengeti used to be called s / s / s. Now, they’re known as Sisyphus, and on March 18, they’re releasing their self-titled full-length via Asthmatic Kitty and Joyful Noise. - Evan Minsker
JUANA DE AMERICA - in Boston
"Juana de America": is a music setting of poems by Spanish America’s most loved woman poet Juana de Ibarbourou. "Juana de America" was also the honorary nickname given to the poet in her early publication years.
A prolific artist and self-reflective poet, Juana’s works reveal the light and darkness in her hermetic life journey. By tuning the reader into her senses and drawing imagery of earth, water, air and fire; Juana’s expression alludes to today’s familiar eternal aromas.
Michelin’s work looks back upon Juana’s life while stepping forwards to her fate. Featuring Katie Viqueira, The Four Corners Quartet, and Nando Michelin’s Trio, their unique mix of instrumentation is also bound by lyrical jazz harmony and hot Uruguayan rhythms.
Opening the series on Juana de Ibarbourou’s 122nd birthday, come and be “la pasajera” with Juana de America.
MORE INFO: https://www.facebook.com/fourcornersquartet
3/8, 8PM, Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham MA
(Tickets http://bit.ly/1q8l84h )
3/10, 8PM, Longy School of Music of Bard College, Cambridge, MA (Free: http://bit.ly/1f9qSlb)
3/14, 9PM, Acton Jazz Café, Acton MA
(Tickets http://bit.ly/1q8o5So )
3/19, 9PM, Ryle’s Jazz Club, Cambridge MA
(Tickets http://bit.ly/1lzCxSA )
So this is my string quartet…
The Four Corners Quartet
Jordan | U.S.A. | England | Palestine
Maracaibo - Performed live at Berklee’s Red Room @ Cafe 939
Composed by Berklee Professor Eugene Friesen, “Maracaibo” is named after the Venezuelan city and is inspired by the complex rhythms native to the traditional music of the region.
Challenging cultural difference through music, The Four Corners string quartet celebrate their own identities whilst exploring each others musical influences. Originating from Jordan, USA, England and Palestine, they converse in middle-eastern, jazz, classical and folk styles.
The Four Corners Quartet
Layth Al-Rubaye - Violin - Jordan
Ellen Melissa Story - Violin - U.S.A
Alliz Nicholas - Viola - England
Naseem Alatrash - Cello - Palestine
Video Directed by Alliz Nicholas
Gardens & Villa’s epic sexy-synth tour will be in your back yard (UK, U.S. & EU). Taking their new release Dunes on a spin, this is going to be a hella-fun gig.
Boston, we are tonight 2/22 @ Middle East Upstairs, door 7pm, $12!
See you there,