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Colorform in Shakefist Magazine

This past Friday, Colorform, a band I play cello in, performed at the Greenpoint Gallery in Brooklyn.  It’s a great space – a two-story warehouse in the industrial fringes of Greenpoint – A ton of rooms to explore, great exhibits, friendly people, a great vibe, and 10 local bands on two stages. 

A great time.  The gallery does these parties at least once a month, and they are definitely worth checking out.  We’ll be back to perform on April 20.

 

Shakefist Magazine was at the event and had this to say about Colorform:

“All this was set amongst a backdrop of about 10 local musical acts who suited the event well. The stand out was Colorform, a simple act featuring a female singer with band including an excellent cellist, who sang catchy songs whilst a friend of their’s created a piece from scratch in front of the stage using pastels. A creative and inventive idea that suited the event to a tee.”

 

For music, and live art, (and to find out about future events and recordings) check out:

http://www.facebook.com/colorformmusic

http://www.myspace.com/colorformmusic

http://www.myspace.com/user/colorformmusic

 

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A piece of live art made from scratch at a Colorform show in December

 

 

 

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A Colorform Friday!

Greetings from the Adirondacks!  (more on that later)

Tomorrow the band I play cello in, Colorform, is rocking out with a brand new full line-up!  If you’re anywhere near NYC, you should definitely check it out.  It’s female vocals, acoustic guitar, bass, drums, cello, AND live improvised art.

The show’s at 10pm at:

The Local 269

269 East Houston Street (btw. Aves A and B)

NYC

$7 cover (for a whole night of music)

Here is a work that artist Sarah Valeri created from scratch during one of our 45 minute sets:

"Gemini" by Sarah Valeri

ALSO
2 weeks from tonight is NY RawArtists’ Illuminaire where some of my Holga and Diana pictures will be showing.  There’s a ton of great artists and creative people involved.   More details later, but check out the site, and your tickets now, as these things tend to sell out.

Rock for Honduras – And this Friday at teneleven

This past Saturday, one of the bands I play cello in, Colorform, performed in Hoboken, New Jersey with “Rock for Honduras“.

Colorform

The event was attended by great people who graciously raised a bunch of money for the Esmirna School for the Deaf  in San Pedro Sula.


Colorform consists of female vocals, cello, guitars, percussion, bass, and a visual artist who improvises an entire work of art on a blank canvas as the music plays.

Example of the improvised art Sarah Valeri (www.sarahvaleri.com) created during a Colorform set

Example of the improvised art Sarah Valeri (www.sarahvaleri.com) created during a Colorform set

Our shows are always a unique experience, but this day was particularly special.  The venue, Willie McBride’s, has excellent sound (thanks Matt!) and a great warm vibe.  (A characteristic, btw, which is much more rife in Hoboken than across the river in Manhattan)

The best part, though, was our impromptu “encore” on the sidewalk outside!

We play again this Friday!

May 20, 9pm

teneleven

171 Avenue C (btw. 10th and 11th Streets)

East Village, NYC

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150185655887190.310945.690987189&saved#!/event.php?eid=131808736894260

For more about Colorform:

www.myspace.com/colorformmusic
www.youtube.com/user/ColorformMusic
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Colorform-Music-and-Live-Art/256400222512
www.twitter.com/ColorformMusic


Example of the improvised art Sarah Valeri (www.sarahvaleri.com) created during a Colorform set

Example of the improvised art Sarah Valeri (www.sarahvaleri.com) created during a Colorform set

Example of the improvised art Sarah Valeri (www.sarahvaleri.com) created during a Colorform set

Example of the improvised art Sarah Valeri (www.sarahvaleri.com) created during a Colorform set

Example of the improvised art Sarah Valeri (www.sarahvaleri.com) created during a Colorform set

Example of the improvised art Sarah Valeri (www.sarahvaleri.com) created during a Colorform set

Example of the improvised art Sarah Valeri (www.sarahvaleri.com) created during a Colorform set

Example of the improvised art Sarah Valeri (www.sarahvaleri.com) created during a Colorform set

Example of the improvised art Sarah Valeri (www.sarahvaleri.com) created during a Colorform set

Example of the improvised art Sarah Valeri (www.sarahvaleri.com) created during a Colorform set