One of our foremost instrumentalists and a true hidden American treasure,... his intimate, nuanced musical language has slowly revealed itself, along a path that meanders from the apple orchards of British Columbia to the villages of Zimbabwe and Namibia, from the lonesome moors of Ireland to Australia, Brittany, Peru, Louisiana and beyond. There is also the influence of White's hometown of Austin, Texas, a rich musical crossroads in and of itself.
Along with Danny Barnes and Mark Rubin, White completed the original and definitive lineup of country/bluegrass mavericks (and recent Texas Music Hall of Fame inductees) The Bad Livers. He now performs his singular blend of ancient rural folk music and original songwriting as a soloist. - https://ralphewhite.com/about
SNCKPCK: "i'm daniel alexander and create art under the name SNCKPCK.
i've been creating videos and music for fun since 2006. i just love
creating things that people can enjoy! my videos have been shown at
contemporary art venues including VIDEO Like ART hosted in Bordeaux,
France. my music has been played on LASR, KZUU, stange wavess, and other
college radio stations across america. listen to it on spotify and
collect/download the albums for free on
bandcamp. i have talked to a digital new media class at NYU as well as
multiple high schools about positive thinking and motivation. dogs are
like mythical creatures to me. i dont have a dog but when i see one i
cherish the moment. lets be friends. i like to write. in late 2012 i
wrote a book entitled raddddd. it was reviewed by beach sloth. march
2013 i wrote and freely released slime dog you are my friend online.
august 2013 i released my first children's book a swim through space.
september 2013 i released my motivational pocket book stayin' positive."
DAWN COOK: "I believe that art can and should be used as a tool for
social and political justice. Some of my work deals with a variety of
social and political issues, from poverty and homelessness to the
battleground for women's reproductive rights. "I am largely a
self-taught artist, though have taken a few classes over the years. My
first art show was at the Populous Pudding, an underground artist
collective in Willimantic in mid 80s. Over the years I've gone on to
participate in numerous exhibitions, from W.A.G (Worcester Artists
Group), Gallery on Main - Empty Spaces Project in Putnam, Willimantic
Records, Art Attack and Chaos and Joy (Vulturetown Arts - Willimantic)
among others, and most recently with The Committee at Artspace in
Hartford. I've also had several drawings published in zines and
contributed artwork to charity events. "I am also a musician and
have been performing for many years: from classical to punk rock. For
more information on musical endeavors, please check out this link": http://shrinnirs.tumblr.com/
The free musics are free jazz and free improvisation, genres rooted in the sixties that continue today under different circumstances. Their approach was originally exploratory free playing, which encouraged the maximum range of sound and feeling. In Europe they were and still are accepted genres for career professionals. In North America this is only true for free jazz, a style that continues basically unchanged since its origins. Free improvisation that does not communicate a jazz or free jazz identity and feeling is outside the range of media attention, art music audiences, and credentialing institutions.
Jack Wright is a saxophonist who turned to playing free music in 1979, and has toured widely in North America and Europe ever since. He is open to playing with others, whether experienced or not, and approaches his own playing with a questioning spirit. He has been variously called "the Johnny Appleseed of free improvisation,” “an undergrounder by design,” and "the king of experimental free improvisation."
Improvisation: "The Free Musics will probably be considered the most important book on free playing since Derek Bailey's Improvisation. He's actually doing what Derek said musicians never do, talking about what it's like to improvisale, and with a really nuanced understanding of Free Jazz and the 60s revolution, Free Improvisation, the Free Jazz Revival. "
Several Hartford area wordsmiths, along with a few Thread City heroes, will share their poetry with any soul fortunate enough to wander within earshot.
So please do wander by.
Presented by the Anti-division League
Based in Hartford, CT, the Anti-Division League (AdL) is a culturally diverse group of artists dedicated to promoting social justice and addressing inequality through community bridging arts events. The AdL moves to create a platform
for the disenfranchised. Though we are all different,
together we will make a difference.
As we see it, our overall goal is to change the culture in which we live; to extend the possibilities of diversity and inclusion by moving them from trending topics of discussion, to the norm of human interaction. These ideas will be so central to our mindset that acting with compassion towards those who are “different” from us becomes inherent as opposed to something rare or forced. We know that when we as humans communicate empathically, we face the undeniable truth that we are all integrally connected and that what affects one affects us all.