The Baltimore SDIY Group announces its 2017 Springfest concert, to be held Saturday, April 15 at the Electric Maid, 268 Carroll Street NW, Washington DC 20012. The concert is all-ages with a $10 admission.
Featured artists are Dave Vosh & Keith Sinzinger as Fast Not Safe; John St. John’s Winston Psmith Project; Bev Stanton and John St. John as Novparolo; Ben Stanton’s Arthur Loves Plastic; and a group improvisation finale.
Saturday, April 15, 7:30 PM. Doors at 7:00.
For more information, visit the Baltimore SDIY webpages.
Source: New Haven Independent.
Acclaimed composer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith stood in front of a whiteboard Sunday afternoon in a room above Firehouse 12’s studio. It was the middle of the first CREATE festival, a weekend-long celebration of Smith’s music that drew musicians to play with him from around the country and kept Firehouse 12’s performance space packed.
“I’m a minimalist,” Smith had said the night before, at the first of two weekend concerts. “I don’t do very much of nothing.”
Except, he said, make a little music. Ponder questions about the universe. Conduct scientific research. Attend imaginary meetings with foreign diplomats. The usual. He said it all with a healthy dose of humor, and the audience laughed. But there was seriousness behind those jokes. And on Sunday afternoon, Smith had only a marker in his hand, and he wasn’t playing; he was drawing shapes on the board, and talking. By doing so, he opened a door into his music, and music making, for everyone.