20 June 2012

July 13, 2012 at 8:00, yes  Friday the 13th  will be a very special Vortex show and a first of its kind  collaboration between us the Vortex and  Lou Cohen's Open Sound Series.

We are calling this special event: 

Acoustic Meets Electric


The Know Trio:
Gary Fieldman, drumset/percussion
Dan Shaud, french horn
Ima Jonsdottir, violin

Electronic musicians:
Ken Ueno 
Michael Rosenstein
Andrea Pensado
Max Lord
Lou Cohen

Sonic Sandbox
Forrest Larson, electronics
Todd Brunel, clarinets
David Brown, percussion/didgiridoo
Tom Casale, double bass

and special guest Matt Samolis on flute

The Nave Gallery, at the Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church
155 Powderhouse Blvd, Somerville, MA.
Time: 8:00

$10.00 suggested donation

06 January 2012

The VODE at NSH and an invitation only show!

Happy New Year!
The Vortex Series had such a strong finish to the year with two amazing concerts at the Nave Gallery in Somerville and we are so grateful to the Somerville Arts Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council for their support. In our latest Vortex news, The Vortex Other Dimension Ensemble will be teaming up with Lisa Linde and her students at Newton South High School on January 11. In this incarnation of the VODE, we will feature mezzo soprano Sara Bielaski, cellist Rob Bethel, clarinetist Todd Brunel and percussionist Gary Fieldman.
On Sunday February 12, we will be presenting a small invitation only concert that will feature guitarist Garrison Fewell, trumpet player Jerry Sabatini and guitarist Eric Hofbauer. With this concert, we would like to say thank you to our supporters and close friends.
In case you missed it, video footage is now available from our December 9th concert and clips are available now on Todd Brunel's youtube channel. Here are some clips for your enjoyment:

Peter Cassino and Todd Brunel

1st Movement of Petitionen by Paul Walter Furst with violist Eve Boltax, painist Paul Carlson and clarinetist Todd Brunel:

VODE Improvisation II featuring Gary Fieldman on drums, alto saxophonist Rick Stone, violist Eve Boltax, pianist Peter Cassino and clarinetist Todd Brunel