Sharon Arts Center’s Good Neighbor Series continues on June 21 at 7:30 pm with an evening of music by groups Mystery Bear, Dream Team, and Banjo Assault. Tickets for the event are $6 and can be purchased at the door. Refreshments will be available.
Mystery Bear is Peterborough-based Dave Seidel, who creates improvised electronic music. He was the featured artist of the month in May of this year on Stillstream.com, an internet radio station specializing in ambient music. He also plays bass, formerly with local improvisation collective Sister and Brothers, and occasionally with the Hornworn Ensemble and Hedges, both from western Massachusetts.
The Dream Team is a three piece DIY new music ensemble from New England, consisting of tenor sax, harmonium, and guitar played by Jack Callahan, David Kant, and K.C.M. Walker.
Music by Callahan, who holds a B.A. degree in music composition and theory from Hampshire College, has been performed throughout the United States and Europe. Kant holds a B.A. degree in mathematics from Yale University and an M.A. in digital music from Dartmouth University and says he writes “music for people, computers, people with computers, computers with people, people with people and computers with computer.” Walker’s music has been performed in various cities in the U.S. and Europe. He holds a B.A. from the College of Charleston and an M.A. in composition from Wesleyan University.
Banjo Assault started in 2011 on the streets of Northampton, MA, as an ensemble dedicated to primarily outdoor performance. The group, consisting of Matt Robidoux and Tom Crean, aims to play in unconventional spaces and settings, exploring relationships of performer, environment, and “experiencer.” Recent releases include “The Streets of Northampton Volume 1″ (Inn Studio Recordings) and “4th of July Pizza Tape” (Hidden Temple Tapes).
Robidoux, who holds a B.M. from Keene State College where he performed with Graph/Sisters and Brothers collective, is based in Northampton, MA . In addition to Banjo Assault, he tours and records with the rock group Speedy Ortiz, and is music director at The Well School, Peterborough, as well as the RFK EWT School, Holyoke, MA. Crean received a B.A. from the Hartt School of Music and an M.A. from Wesleyan University. As a performer/composer he has traveled extensively across Europe and the U.S. and currently lives in Massachusetts.
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