Gneiss: creative music by New Haven youth
New Haven's creative music scene is blowing up, and it's time to get more young folks involved! Gneiss is a fluid ensemble of teen and young adult musicians exploring free and guided improvisation, graphic notation, and other experimental idioms. The group is guided by co-conspirators Anne Rhodes and Adam Matlock, in the creative music tradition of collaboration as learning. Because we know that many young artists are exposed early on to the myth of "exposure", we want to help instill the truth that every artist's time and talent is worthy of compensation. We are raising money for young artists' fees for our first performance, at the State House on April 28th as part of the Multiplex series, and to fund future projects. Please help us gain some momentum, plan performances, and welcome new members!+ Read More
We've exceeded our goal! The campaign will still be open through this Sunday, May 12. As a last push, my good friends Ross Wightman and Zach Rowden are hosting a house show, from which proceeds will go to the fundraiser. It's Saturday, May 11 at Orchard in NH (contact me directly for address), and will feature Boston vocalist/pianist Mel Weikert, as well as local acts Underwear (Nick Grunerud), Ross, and Curmudgeon Corner (me and Adam Matlock). Thanks for all your generosity! I'll post one more update at the close of the campaign.
P.S. Many thanks to Pete Brunelli for taking beautiful pictures, including the one in the previous update!
We have exceeded our goal! Thanks SO MUCH to everyone who has donated! This means more shows, more members. Our first performance was this past Monday at the State House in New Haven, alongside a lineup of world-class musicians. The members of the ensemble, Brianna Chance, Tahjee Galbreth, and Clifford Schloss, made some incredible music, and we can't wait to make more. The fundraiser will be open until mid-May, so please share if you know anyone who might like to support this project. And thanks again!