Broadcloth @ The Stone: Press Release

The new music/free improv trio Broadcloth is back at The Stone in February. Called “high voltage” by All About Jazz – New York, Broadcloth has been busy as of late as a group and with individual projects. Vocalist Anne Rhodes appeared in Anthony Braxton’s operas Trillium E and Trillium J;  Rhodes and accordionist Adam Matlock appeared this past October in the composer’s Ghost Trance Choir; and cellist Nathan Bontrager appeared in Braxton’s Tri-Centric Orchestra at Roulette. The group is also working towards the final recording session for a debut full-length album. Between them, the members of Broadcloth cover western early music, various folk musics, modern composition, songs from popular, operatic and dramatic repertoires and various traditions of improvisation.
On Februrary 18th, nearly two full years after their first appearance there, Broadcloth returns to The Stone for a set at 10PM. For this date they’ll be performing a few of their newer compositions, including the newly completed “Book One” by Rhodes, a score featuring embroidery and graphic notation, and “Mere Distractions,” a chamber opera written for the group by Matlock. The trio will also perform Bontrager’s microtonal exploration “Con Ahinco” and some free improvisations.

Cellist Bontrager is also appearing in the 8PM set that night with the improvisational string quartet String Surprise (featuring Al Margolis, Julianne Carney and James Ilgenfritz). Admission is $10 per set.
The short version:
Broadcloth Trio
2/18/12 10PM
The Stone, NYC
Hope to see you there,

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