Chatterbird and Metro Archives Audiovisual Conservation Center joined us as we presented a new live performance combining music and archival film footage. Working alongside Metro Archives Staff, chatterbird selected unseen and endangered footage from the collection for preservation. The ensemble then created a new music soundtrack and film which will debuted live at Nashville Public Library's main auditorium on June 21.
This concert included four WORLD PREMIERES featuring the music of composers Chris Bell, Annalyse Clark, Nick Heilborn, and Matthew Shorten. This concert will be the culmination of a spring project with Vanderbilt University’s Composition Studio.
Hello Gold Mountain is a requiem for lost possibilities of the Jewish community of Shanghai. The work, an original composition by Wu Fei, will feature chatterbird along with Wu Fei, guzheng, and Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz, oud (Silkroad Ensemble). The piece is inspired by stories of Jewish refugees who fled to Shanghai from Europe during World War II. This premiere is supported in part by the MAP Fund.
chatterbird joined SONUS choir at WELD as they presented their spring concert, which included pieces by such renowned composers as Rachmaninoff, Whitacre, Mealor, Gjeilo, and Rutter among many more -- including an original piece by artist and choir member Timbre.
Culminating concert for residency with Jason Treuting. chatterbird performed his suite Amid the Noise, specially arranged for our group.
A concert of music featuring the music of Wu Fei, chatterbird’s Composer in Residence for the 2017/18 season, with special guests Abigail Washburn and Kai Welch – with Fei, also known as the WU FORCE.
Ingram Hall, Vanderbilt University
An immersive visual concert featuring the music of Robbie Lynn Hunsinger, Wu Fei, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Michael Slayton, and Eve Beglarian.
Collaborative concert featuring Wu Fei and chatterbird musicians presented in partnership with Music for Seniors. This concert featured the silent film archives of the Nashville Public Library’s Audiovisual Conservation department.
A showcase of 2016/17 repertoire for RCS music students.
Ensemble in residence for the NACUSA conference at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Repertoire from John Mayrose, Roger Briggs, Tyler Capp, Baljinder Sekhon, Jeff Morris, Lansing McLoskey, Ingrid Stolzel, and Nicholas Omiccioli. A second concert at the conference offered a showcase of 2015/16 ensemble repertoire.
A cross-disciplinary, multi-sensory exploration of a poem from the inside out, with thanks to poet Stephanie Pruitt. Featuring the music of chatterbird musicians Bryan Clark, Paula Van Goes, and Jesse Strauss, along with compositions by Gene Koshinski and Jacob TV.
Celebrated Nashville-based songwriter Brooke Waggoner premiered a commissioned work for chatterbird. Additional repertoire from Jacob TV, Bryan Clark, Ted Hearne, Gene Koshinski, Alex Leach, Daniel Wohl, Logan Castro, and Randy Woolf.. with typewriters, toy pianos, and a bit of Biz Markie.
A sold-out crowd at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center enjoyed the music of chatterbird's Composer in Residence Bryan Clark, along with original music from Jesse Strauss and Alex Leach.
Within a secret coffee shop tucked away in Nashville's Wedgewood Houston neighborhood, we explored the music of Eve Beglarian, Liduino Pitombeira, Bryan Clark, Seth Timbs (of Fluid Ounces), Alex Leach/Jesse Strauss, and Richard Reed Parry... and stethoscopes.