Next month, Archer Spade will present its inaugural festival The Spectrum in South Philadelphia. The two days of workshops and performances focused on improvisational music will feature over a dozen musicians and several approaches to performing; Archer Spade’s Dan Blacksberg and Nick Millevoi will be joined by Eric Carbonara, Kyle Press and Ashley Tini, among others.
Local experimental duo Archer Spade (Dan Blacksberg and Nick Millevoi) will perform the world premeire of “TCHMENTREACH,” a piece they commissioned from prolific avant-garde metal guitarist Mick Barr, in West Philadelphia tonight. In addition to the premiere, Barr and composer / clarinetist Jeremiah Cymerman will perform solo sets of their dark, twisting improvisations. More information on the show at The Rotunda can be found here. Watch videos of the performers below and learn more about Mick Barr in the 5049 Podcast with Jeremiah Cymerman here.
The Archer Spade Performance Series returns this month with performances by Mary Lattimore / Jeff Zeigler Duo and Adam Caine at Studio 34. Conceived by local composers and musicians Dan Blacksberg and Nick Millevoi (collectively known as Archer Spade), the Performance Series is a monthly occurance that brings avant-garde, improvisational and experimental musicians to Philadelphia. January 19th will see Philadelphia’s harpist-in-residence Mary Lattimore (Thurston Moore, Kurt Vile) collaborate with producer and musician Jeff Zeigler (Uniform Recording, Arc in Round) in anticipation of Lattimore’s solo record, set to be released in February. Opening up the night will be New York solo guitarist Adam Caine. More information for the all-ages evening can be found here. Watch Lattimore and Zeigler perform at August’s Kensington Picnic below, then check out the Archer Spade Performance Series line-up as scheduled so far.