Brendan Burns Presents!
November marks the third month of my residency at the LilyPad. On Sunday November 24th at 5:30pm, come celebrate the CD Release of The Music Of Silvia Graziano’s INDISCREET DISCRETION (originally presented by Fort Point Theatre Channel), as well as a feature set by Burns & Webb.
Both of these projects have great meaning to me and my artistic development.
Indiscreet Discretion was my first collaboration with Silvia Graziano. She wrote a beautiful script that I fell in love with instantly. Her use of tension and subtext inspired music from me that evoked the challenging and sometimes tortured feelings of unconscious desire. The location of Fort Point Theatre Channel also had a big influence on this music. It’s large and open concrete, brick and wooden room generated bright and harsh sounds. That coupled with trucks loudly rumbling down the street made a magic mixture for the music for Indiscreet Discretion.
Originally performed as duets with Kirsten Lamb (Upright Bass), Kathy Olson (Baritone Sax) and Tony Leva (Upright Bass), I recorded The Music Of ID with Kirsten & Kathy this past spring with Ariel Bernstein. On Sunday, the 24th we will bring Tony back and share this music in quartet form!
I feel very grateful to have composed and recorded this music. These are sounds that I was challenged to make and now are part of my language. Thank you to Fort Point Theatre Channel & Silvia Graziano for the opportunity.
There will be small number of physical CDs at the LilyPad on the 24th, and a simultaneous Digital Release on BandCamp.
Burns & Webb is another project dear to my creative heart. Karin Webb & I have been working and exploring dance/music improvisation since 2011 and it’s been an incredible journey. Similar to ID, this project requires me to create music that tells a story, holds tension or snowballs out of control. Inspired by each other, we spontaneously create sounds and movement that are informed and communicating with each other. It’s really wild stuff. Be sure to check it out.
You can find more about my residency on Facebook.
Kristen Ford Band
Kristen Ford is back! She spent 6 weeks in Montana and has 22 new tunes to prove it!
On Tuesday, November 5th, Kristen & I will be trying out some new material and old favorites in duet form at Tavern At The End Of The World (108 Cambridge St, Charlestown, MA 02129). FB Event Link
Later in the month, the full band will be recording a new album at Dimension Sound with Dan Cardinal and produced by Jesse Ciarmataro.
Schooltree will be down in Providence, RI on Friday, November 8th at FETE with Sun of Sound, The Shills & Collector. FB Event Link
Squirrel Stole My Underpants is headed to NYC! We’ll be performing two shows at La MaMa in Manhatten on Sat./Sun. Nov. 16th & 17th @ 2:30pm
Isabella Stewart Gardner
Finally, I’ll be the featured artist in Lee Mingwei’s Living Room Series at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on Friday, November 8th. Feel free to stop by between 1-3pm to see my collection of metronomes.