Michael Coleman & Studio Grand Present:
Michael Coleman's Resort Music Suite
Michael Coleman’s Resort Music is the strange radio station that was playing in the elevator at that vacation destination you visited last Winter. You didn't really notice it but there was something both relaxing and unsettling about it as you stepped into the lobby on your way down to the beach. Like a vague memory of a dream you recall years later. "Was that a song I knew?", you ask yourself as you slip into the waves. Questions like, "What am I doing here?" and "Is this my life now?" begin to force their way into your mind as you float out into the sea.
The Resort Music Suite will be performed by:
Michael Coleman - synth
Andrew Conklin - guitar
Lisa Mezzacappa - bass
Jordan Glenn - drums
Andrew Conklin is a composer, songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist who makes music that engages both with American vernacular idioms and contemporary classical practices. Andrew’s first full-length album, If I Were More Like You, was praised in Filter Magazine as one of the year's “best collections of songs." His work has also received critical acclaim in blogs such as Pitchfork and The Line of Best Fit, and has been supported by organizations including the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Millay Colony for the Arts. Additional recognition has come from the Florida State University Biennial New Music Festival, the Society of Composers National Conference, the Lake George Music Festival, and New Music on the Point. In 2019, Andrew will release a pair of new albums — Field Reports (New Focus Recordings) and Song Collector (Two Headed) — based on the life and work of the California ethnomusicologist Sidney Robertson Cowell.
Andrew has toured throughout the United States and Europe as a guitarist and bassist with indie rock bands (Chris Cohen, Michael Rocketship), bluegrass groups (Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands), and improvising ensembles (Timosaurus). He currently lives in Stockton, CA, and teaches composition and music theory at University of the Pacific.
DOORS 6:30 PM // MUSIC 7:00 PM
$10 - 15 SLIDING SCALE