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Sonification of Landscape

Today we started in on a collaboration with visual artist and musician Burke Jam wherein we read his panoramic photos as if they were sheet music. Each instrumentalist is assigned either the bass, tenor, alto, or soprano voicing and as … Continue reading

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Janus

A few days ago we had a year-end Stellarondo lunch.  We celebrated 2012, checked in with the present, and envisioned what we’d like to do in 2013.  Also, we consumed many beets and all but one of us cried. Celebrating … Continue reading

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Top 10 Things We Learned on Our First Folklife Trip

10. We are part of something much bigger than ourselves 9. Best to gas up in Idaho 8. Picnicking within earshot of 2 stages and a community drum circle might cause hallucination 7. Must plan to stick around longer next … Continue reading

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Thank You From Caroline

Today we played together for the first time since you helped us reach our Kickstarter goal. The back porch was breezy and Patrick the cat caught a mouse in the compost bin. There was talk about performing some sort of … Continue reading

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From Rick Bass: For Lack of Better Phrasing, Thank You

It’s hard to make the language of gratitude be anything near the language of poetry. The phrase Thank you, uttered both too-often and not-enough, is phonetically graceless, a murmured white noise compared to what we feel about the community that … Continue reading

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Note from Caroline

“Train on the island, thought I heard it squeal,” goes the first line of the song we’ve been invited to re-imagine for a tribute to the Harry Smith Anthology of American Folk Music at the Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle. … Continue reading

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A Note From Rick Bass

The tour is over, and I learned some things about musicians. I had thought they might be kind of like writers, in their habitual poverty, but I found out it’s much worse. As a writer you can’t get much more … Continue reading

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A Little Footage From City Symphonies Live-Scoring Event

Supergroup including Stellarondo, Butter, NextdoorPrisonHotel, Grandfatherglen, Josh Wexler, Andy Smetanka, Nate Biehl, and Tyler Knapp at Big Sky Documentary Film Fest. City Symphonies from Big Sky Film Fest on Vimeo.

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First Live-Scored Film Project

One year ago, on the way out of The Wilma Theater after Yo La Tengo’s live-scoring of “Sounds of Science,” I passed by Doug Hawes-Davis. “Whadja think?” he asked. “I want to DO that,” I answered. “You will,” he said. … Continue reading

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Montana Public Radio Special: Rick Bass and Stellarondo

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