I am really pleased to announce the official debut of my new project,
THE SATURN PEOPLE’S SOUND COLLECTIVE DEC 7 Goddard College Haybarn
A 19-piece ensemble coming from a creative music – chamber – new music – global – big band kind of aesthetic. Think Steve Reich meets Sun Ra and Sonic Youth on the Silk Road . . . . kind of.
We are honored to have our premier show presented by the esteemed Goddard College Concert Series. In fact, our show is the launch of a new wing to the series called Local Spotlight. The criteria for the spotlight is that the local artists’ show must be unique and standout from other work that you have done in the past. My understanding is that they only intend to put on a local spotlight show a few times a year.
The project is made possible in part by the Vermont Community Foundation’s Arts Endowment Fund (another honor that I am immensely grateful for). By the way, there is a kickstarter campaign in the works so check back soon if you feel like supporting the project.
We will actually be recording in November and if all goes well I intend to have a brand new album together for the first show. It is sure to be a limited printing release – but will also be available via bandcamp.
The group includes some of Vermont’s most notable musician from a diverse array of backgrounds. The instrumentation includes 5 reeds (doubling on saxes, clarinets and flutes), 3 trombones, 3 trumpets/flugels, 3 cellos, 1violin/viola, mallet percussion, guitar, piano, bass, modified drum kit, and percussion (Indian tabla, cajon, Middle Eastern frame drums).
Here’s the whole line up:
Evan Crandell: Alto Sax, Flute, Clarinet
Jake Whitesell: Alto Sax, Flute, Clarinet
Zach Tonnissen: Tenor Sax
Dan Liptak: Tenor Sax, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Luke LaPlant: Bari Sax
Lloyd Dugger: Trombone
Dan Silverman: Trombone
Matt Avery: Trombone
Don Glasgo: Valve Trombone
Brian Boyes: Trumpet, Composer, Conductor
Dave Purcell: Trumpet
Alex Wolston: Trumpet
Max Bronstein: Guitar
Rob Morse: Basses
Gabe Halberg: Tabla, Cajon, Frame Drums
Simeon Chapin: Drum Kit
Hilary Goldblatt: Cello, Flute, Alto Flute
Nelson Caldwell: Cello
Indigo Ruth-Davis: Cello
Caleb Elder: Violin, Viola