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Will Call #30 — In Motion: Pittsfield Reviving Berkshire Literature

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http://media.blubrry.com/cornbread_cafe/p/www.greylockglass.com/podcasts/willcall/gg_wc_20151107_InMotionPittsfield.mp3Podcast (will-call): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSTessa Kelly and Chris Parkinson are reviving the literary legacy of Pittsfield through architectural design.
We talk to Tessa Kelly and Chris Parkinson, two architects who are designing five writers studios for the writing residency program component of Pittsfield’s In Motion: Pittsfield initiative. The writing residency program plans to place its first residents in the summer of 2016. The studios are based on five prominent Pittsfield authors who wrote in the area between 1840 and 1860: Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.,…

INDIEcent Exposure #15 — Lexi Weege On Tape

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ADVISORY: Explicit language.
We spoke with Lexi Weege, the jazz songstress who recently released her second album, “Sweet Moon.” The album was all recorded live and on tape and released digitally and on vinyl on September 13th following a release party at the Parlor Room at Signature Sounds with The True Believers.…

INDIEcent Exposure: ArtScope at Fringe Music with Eleonore Oppenheim

Shire City Sanctuary in Pittsfield, MA, home to the monthly Fringe Music Series.

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Eleonore Oppenheim at Fringe Music, at Shire City Sanctuary in Pittsfield, MA

Shire City Sanctuary in Pittsfield, MA, home to the monthly Fringe Music Series; photo by William McGuire III

This special presentation, “ArtScope,” explores the Fringe Music series through its first performance on September 4th, 2015, which featured renowned solo-bassist Eleonore Oppenheim. Fringe Music is a new monthly music series offered by Bazaar Productions.…

INDIEcent Exposure #10 — Fringe Music in the Berkshires

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Bazaar Productions presents Fringe Music, a new free music series that will bring new, innovative music to the Berkshires on the first Friday of every month as part of Pittsfield’s First Fridays Artswalk.
The arts organization is taking a hiatus from its normal summer offering, Berkshire Fringe, a festival that combines theater, music and art, to provide a more focused musical experience. Co-artistic director Peter Wise says, “Previously, we had a music series going on at the same time as a theater festival, and workshops, and all of this stuff crammed into a couple of weeks… but this is a great chance to showcase one thing at a time, and we’re really looking forward to that.”…

Special Presentation: Todd Reynolds Mesmerizes at Bang on a Can

"Outerborough," by Todd Reynolds (featuring eight composer/collaborators); 2011

Todd Reynolds performs at the Bang on a Can Festival, 2015 MASS MoCA, North Adams, Mass.
 
Todd Reynolds, violinist, composer, educator, and technologist is a master of his craft and one of the founders of the hybrid-musician movement. His works combine genres from across the world with centuries of musical tradition and digital technology into a unique and well-refined style that he calls ‘present music.’ In a career filled with original works, multidisciplinary projects and collaborations with some of the most-respected names in music, Reynolds has already made great contributions to contemporary music and influenced countless new musicians, and he continues to innovate to this day.…

Will Call #12.5 — Special Presentation: Bang on a Can with Todd Reynolds

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Todd Reynolds and the Bang on a Can Festival, 2015
MASS MoCA, North Adams, Mass.
This special presentation, “Present Music,” is an exploration of the Bang on a Can Festival, that takes place July 15–August 1 at MASS MoCA. This incredible series, launched in 1987, offers listeners the chance to enjoy innovative music performed in a setting that provides a backdrop of imagination and disciplined talent.…

INDIEcent Review — ” Send for the Million Men ” Pushes Boundaries and Rewrites History

The critically acclaimed "Send for the Million Men," by Joseph Silovsky, opens Thursday, July 16; photo by Cory Weaver

By WILLIAM MCGUIRE III
special to the Greylock Glass
The Mass Live Arts festival at Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington continued this week with “Send for the Million Men.” This critically-acclaimed reexamination of the trial and execution of Sacco and Venzetti explores the circumstances that led to the pair of Italian immigrants being wrongfully accused of a robbery and murder committed in Braintree, MA in 1920. The piece features writing, direction and mechanical prop design by Joseph Silovsky, video design by Victor Morales, and music by Catherine McRae.…

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