Posts Tagged ‘ saxon shore

Noises for Japan

In the wake of the 11 March Japanese earthquake and tsunami, the Noises for Japan compilation project came together to benefit Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue And Support, jears.org.

Soporus has a track on the compilation by themselves and a second with Stephen Roessner (Saxon Shore). There are 48 tracks in total. Please listen and donate by paying for a download.

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Rhys Chatham : A Crimson Grail

On 8 August 2009, 200 guitarists performed Rhys Chatham’s A Crimson Grail.  Our friends Oliver Chapoy (Saxon Shore, Warm Ghost, Helado Negro), Matthew Stone (Soporus), and Steve Hoffman (Soporus) were part of the live guitar orchestra. Nonesuch has released the performance on cd and it’s available here directly or at your local music store. This is the outdoor version for 200 guitars as opposed to the indoor French version for 400 guitars previously released by Table of the Elements.

Here’s a video released in conjunction with the live performance release:

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Thanks to everyone who came out to the M Room last night to see Yndi Halda’s first American show in Philadelphia. A special thanks to Matthew and Willis from Saxon Shore/Soporus for lending so much gear for the tour. Yndi Halda have some new material and now provide vocals. Be sure to see them when they come to your town. They’re set to light the rest of Pennsylvania on fire this week with shows in Williamsport, Lancaster, and Pittsburgh.
Unwed Sailor are still on a little tour jaunt which wraps up this weekend. They’re in Missouri tonight, then headed towards home with shows in Fayetteville and Tulsa.
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