COTFG at Me Mer Mo Monday
June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Our committee member Melissa Seely has been hosting Me Mer Mo Mondays at The Volstead for over a year now!
Till by Turning is the collective effort of Amy Cimini, Erica Dicker, Emily Manzo, and Katherine Young — four creative performers who work as composers, educators, scholars, songwriters, and improvisors.
Till by Turning performs new chamber music by established and emerging artists, including original compositions, songs, and arrangements written by the ensemble members. Till by Turning also develops creative educational programs linked to this repertoire. Time Out Chicago wrote: “There’s an old Shaker dance number, written in 1848 by Elder Joseph Brackett, that likely serves as inspiration for…Till by Turning. It’s called ‘Simple Gifts’ and what it describes is a kind of serendipitous joy in movement through time and space: When true simplicity is gain’d / To bow and to bend we shan’t be asham’d / to turn, turn will be our delight / Till by turning, turning we come round right.”
“The group belongs to a new generation of adventurous musicians bringing contemporary music to clubland….[T]he players dip into the modern canon…and give breath to new works by their peers.”
The members of Till by Turning met while studying instrumental performance at Oberlin Conservatory. Inspired in part by a unique instrumentation (violin, viola, bassoon, and piano), the first concert was a program of music by Sofia Gubaidulina. Since then, the ensemble has commissioned and premiered music by Jessica Pavone, Aaron Siegel, Jason Cady, Jim Altieri, Matt Marble, Sabrina Schroeder, Alex Ness, Jordan McLean, among others. Repertoire also includes pieces by Morton Feldman, Olivier Messiaen, Ornette Coleman, Harold Meltzer, Faust, James Tenney, and Christian Wolff. Till by Turning explores the group’s creativity by presenting original works produced by the members, as well as through collaborations with visual artists such as Paul Rowley, Christine Edwards, and Brock Monroe.
Vermont based Maria Pugnetti aka Wooly Mar is an interdisciplinary artist with a varied background. Pugnetti has a Fine Arts Degree in Painting from the University of California, Santa Cruz and has worked as a freelance painter and illustrator, costume designer, video artist, light designer and creative mentor.
Juliana Furioso aka JMoneyFur is a sound artist, electronic musician, interactive artist, and performer. Born and raised in Washington, DC, they studied cultural studies, visual and performing arts in their undergraduate at the Evergreen State College. In recent years, they co-founded and directed a multi-functional art space in Austin, TX called the Museum of Human Achievement (MoHA). Juliana is currently completing an MFA in Sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Please consider making a donation of $5-$15 to support these extremely excellent and diligent traveling performers!
We will also have our COTFG and NMASS T-Shirts available for sale. Support NMASS2017!