The Parlor Room at Signature Sounds Northampton, MA
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Lori Goldston / Rachel Blumberg
Classically trained and rigorously de-trained, possessor of a restless, semi-feral spirit, Lori Goldston is a cellist, composer, improvisor, producer, writer and teacher based in Seattle. Her voice as a cellist, amplified or acoustic is full, textured, committed and original. A perpetual inquirer, she wanders recklessly across borders that separate genre, discipline, time and geography, performing in clubs, cafes, galleries, arenas, concert halls, sheds, ceremonies, barbecues, and sanctuaries; she toured with Nirvana and appeared with them in "Unplugged in New York".
Current and former collaborators, co-conspirators and bosses include Earth, Mirah, David Byrne, Nirvana, Jherek Bischoff, Malcom Goldstein, Matana Roberts, Cat Power, Ellen Fullman, John Doe, the Wedding Present, Laura Veirs, Secret Chiefs 3, Portland Cello Project, Angelo Spencer et les Hauts Sommets, Marisa Anderson, Your Heart Breaks, Trey Gunn, Ô Paon, Tara Jane O'Neil, Natacha Atlas, LeRoy Bell, Threnody Ensemble, Cynthia Hopkins, 33 Fainting Spells, Vanessa Renwick and Lynn Shelton. She is co-founder of the Black Cat Orchestra, and has toured the U.S. and Europe with Earth, and recorded Angels of Darkness Demons of Light, Parts 1 & 2; in 2010 she opened as a soloist on tour with Earth and Wolves in the Throne Room.
Her work has been commissioned by and/or performed at the Kennedy Center, TBA, WNYC, Northwest Film Forum, On the Boards, Frye Art Museum, Seattle International Film Festival, Bumbershoot, Museum of Fine Arts, Joe's Pub, the Stone, Wayward Music Series, Oregon State University, University of Chicago Film Studies Center and One Reel Film Festival. She has received awards from Meet the Composer, Artist Trust, 4 Culture and Seattle Arts Commission, and has taught at the University of Washington, EMP, Idyllwild Arts Academy, the Vera Project and the Bush School.
Rachel Blumberg is a visual artist, film maker, and musician/composer. As a visual artist she makes paintings, drawings, found object pieces and other work inspired by dream land, folklore, history, nature, and people's stories. She shows regularly as well as creating many commissioned works. As a film maker she creates stop motion animated shorts and music videos, including a recent music video for the New York based band Nada Surf (Barsuk Records). As a musician she has collaborated with many widely acclaimed artists including The Decemberists, M. Ward, Bright Eyes, She and Him, Tara Jane O'Neil, Jolie Holland and many more, as well as composed music for The Portland Cello Project and her own music project Arch Cape. She recently relocated from her native home of Portland, Oregon to Providence, Rhode Island.
The Parlor Room at Signature Sounds (View)
32 Masonic St
Northampton, MA 01060