New music collective Verdant Vibes performs multimedia works for instruments and electronics by Joshua Carro, Patrick Castillo, Thomas Feng, Ian Frederick, Victoria Malawey, Patricia Martinez, and Nicole Murphy, chosen from their free call for scores.
Special guests and local legends, spoken word artist Christopher Johnson and electronic musician Matthew Azevedo, will perform original works and collaborate with the ensemble.
About Verdant Vibes: Verdant Vibes is a new music ensemble and concert series based in Providence that brings together artists and musicians creating new work in a variety of genres and media, acoustic and electronic. By highlighting the diversity of music composition and performance of our time, we seek to eschew perceived boundaries, cross-pollinate ideas and influences, and build a greater community celebrating the work of living artists. featuring Chuck Furlong, clarinets; Piero Guimaraes, percussion; Kirsten Volness, piano and accordion; Alexander Dupuis, electric guitar; EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks, violin; Zan Berry, cello; and Jacob Richman, double bass
About Christopher Johnson: My name is Christopher Johnson. I am a Providence resident artist, artist educator, curator, and producer here in the city since 2001. Upon arriving in the city I have independently organized and produced performances and events on small and large scales for nonprofit organizations, clubs, and citywide festivals. When I started in this city I worked with no budget and focused on building relationships with artists, audiences, businesses, art organizations, and funding organizations. My rapport with aforementioned individuals has allowed me to gain success after success in grant writing and finding alternative funding for projects (such as Poetry in Public Places for Sound Session 2004 through 2010), in being an agent of intersectionality between organizations (Pairing Everett Dance “Freedom Project” with WaterFire and Roger Williams Memorial Park 2015 &20016), organize and curate independent artist for pop up and stage performance for downtown festivals (First Works 2004, Sound Session 2004-10, Straight Mixed Culture 2005-09, Wilbury Theater’s PVD Fringe Fest 2014-15, PVDFest 2015-16).
About Matthew Azevedo: Matthew Azevedo is a musician, acoustician, mastering engineer and educator living in Providence.