Please join us for an evening of soul-jazz-chamber music performed by up and definitely coming group, Variantrio Project. Stephen Gores on piano, Holly Hamper on vocals, Maren Haynes Marchesini on cello, Andy Cottrell on percussion with special guest, Mj Williams on trombone. Don't miss this one! at 1+1=1 Gallery June 23rd 7 to 9pm
Diagenesis Duo World Premiere in Helena
Diagenesis Duo at 1+1=1
Thursday May 4th, 2017
Please join us for a world premiere of Different Kinds of Light, and more fabulous sound-magic. Diagenesis Duo performs at Sound Gallery on May 4th. Can’t wait to experience this performance!
Where: 1+1=1 Gallery 434 N. Last Chance Gulch
When: Thursday, May 4, 2017 … 7:00 to 9pm
What: from 7 to 7:30, complimentary wine with delicious snacks and socializing
MUSIC STARTS and the house lights go down — promptly at 7:30.
How much? No ticket charge for the concert. A pay-what-you-can donation goes to the musicians. All Sound Gallery concerts have no charge, but we gratefully accept donations large or small, so we can pay the musicians and tune the piano. We appreciate your generosity. Thank you!
Seating is very limited. We strongly recommend that you call, text or email us to reserve your seat(s). Call/text the gallery at 406.431.9931 or email [email protected] to reserve your seats.
DIAGENESIS DUO comes to Sound Gallery to present their latest project, Different Kinds of Light, a concert inspired by the experimental poetry of Jackson Mac Low. Mac Low was a pioneer in chance and open poetry and created poems that could be performed as music. Featured in the concert will be Mac Low’s Tree Movie, Young Turtle Asymmetries, 54th Light Poem, and Numbered Asymmetries, and a world premiere of Different Kinds of Light, a composition for soprano and cello by Marti Epstein which sets Jackson Mac Low’s 1st Light Poem. This combination of text scores, graphic scores, and contemporary music create a contemplative and unrepeatable evening of chance music and poetry.
DIAGENESIS DUO is Heather Barnes (soprano) and Jennifer Bewerse (cello). Diagenesis Duo has been performing together since 2010 and has been able to commission and premiere many new works for soprano and cello. Diagenesis frequently performs concerts that facilitate a dialogue between the audience and performers with the goal of building an empowered audience for contemporary music.
For more information, visit www.diagenesisduo.com
Composer Marti Epstein is also an active pianist and a devoted teacher. She plays prepared piano with guitarist David Tronzo in the Epstein/Tronzo Duo, is Professor of Composition at Berklee College of Music, where she has taught harmony, counterpoint, and composition since 1991, and is also on the faculty of Boston Conservatory.
For more information, visit www.marti-epstein.squarespace.
- Tree Movie by Jackson Mac Low (1961)
- Five Young Turtle Asymmetries by Jackson Mac Low (1967)
- Different Kinds of Light by Marti Epstein (2016)
- 54th Light Poem by Jackson Mac Low (1978)
- Numbered Asymmetries by Jackson Mac Low (1960)
Yep. Sound Gallery in Helena Montana is one of those places. Come hear a LIVE performance. Original jazz. improvisational jazz. art-jazz. NEW MUSIC. and fall in love with it. and come again. and again. see you!
Sound Gallery concerts are …
… original, new, sometimes experimental music performances although occasionally we feature artists who mix pieces by other composers and musicians into their program. We have also featured poetry and spoken-word performances and hope to expand our offerings to performances of any kind that fit the mission of Sound Gallery. We appreciate all of you folks who continue to support live music and this venue for performing arts in an intimate setting such as our art gallery.
Call 406.431.9931 for more information about the performance, or to reserve your seat.
Don’t wait! We have only 48 seats total.
An Evening of Irish Delight
Last Friday, downtown Helena’s First Friday for March, we hosted a fabulous evening of 18th century Irish music, Irish food (and some non-Irish green food) local micro-brewery beer and great art. I think it was our best First Friday yet. The acoustics in the gallery are just right for music — and Queen City Consort sounded perfect, playing in the center of the gallery. Although we didn’t set out to make this a “concert,” the music was so lovely that people just wanted to hang out and stay longer than usual. So we brought some chairs up from the basement and had quite a crowd.
Thank you to Suzy Holt, Lee Harrison, Vic Reiman and Nan Parrett for playing two sets of Turlough O’Carolan’s compositions. Cello and three recorders. A cozy, welcome atmosphere and appreciative listeners made for a delightful evening.
I promised some of our gallery visitors I would publish my recipes for the Irish Soda Bread and the green dip I made. So here they are: