Announcing the existence of the Gnarwhallaby, and encouraging you to support Synchromy

I received a facebook invitation from my friend Richard Valittuto (pianist, in wild Up, blew everyone’s collective mind with his performance of Gubaidulina’s Introitus back in May) today that I feel deserves some public attention, seeing as it’s the first performance from a new ensemble, at a relatively new venue.

The ensemble/band/whatnot is called Gnarwhallaby. It’s Richard on piano, Brian Walsh on clarinets, Matt Barbier on trombone, and Derek Stein on cello. Their debut concert is going to be held this Saturday, November 5th, at the the wulf, an experimental art space downtown that seems to be doing all sorts of awesome stuff. Starts at 8, and no price is mentioned in the invitation all shows at the wulf are free. They’ll be playing music by Henryk Gorecki, Edison Denisow, Morton Feldman, Steffan Schleiermacher, Wlodzimierz Kotonski and Marc Sabat.

I’m really sad because I’m going to be out of town this weekend, and would LOVE to hear these guys. You should go.

In other news, I interviewed the composers who formed Synchromy yesterday. It’s the first time I’ve ever tried doing a video interview, and it will be posted soon, ahead of their November 12 concert, which is looking pretty sweet too. They’re currently fundraising for that concert on Kickstarter. If you’d like to support them, you can access the campaign page here.

2 Comments

  1. matt barbier on 10/31/2011 at 3:11 PM

    the wulf is free. One of their missions is to never charge for shows.

    Thank you so much for posting this on your site, for our group and the wulf.!

  2. Nick on 10/31/2011 at 3:43 PM

    Thanks for the heads up, consider it updated.

    Happy to post it! I’m sorry that I can’t make it to this one.

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