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VergeFest 2011
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The New Haven Improvisers Collective Presents VergeFest 2011
 Friday April 15th, 7:30pm   $10
 Lyric Hall,  827 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT

VergeFest is a festival of new composed and improvised music with all groups featuring musicians from the ever-expanding New Haven Improvisers Collective.  It is also the New Haven release party for the new CD, Serious Folly, by the Erasmus Quintet, now out on NHIC Records.

    7:30 - Steve Asetta's Triolocus
    8:30 - Nate Trier's Open Spaces
    9:30 - Erasmus Quintet
  10:30 - NHIC Large Band premiering "The Cycles the Surround Us"
Erasmus Quintet :  Jeff Cedrone and Bob Gorry - Guitars, Adam Matlock - accordion and clarinet, Paul McGuire - saxophones, and Steve Zieminski - electronic mallet percussion, drums and assorted parlor tricks. The NHIC Verge Fest features the Erasmus Quintet, now just barely two years old and celebrating the release of their debut CD, Serious Folly.  This is Avant Electro Chamber Gypsy Jazz in which EQ focuses on eternal rhythms, interlocking, searching for the everlasting one. Electrovibes provide the backbone to the group with complementary and sometimes jagged guitars mixing it up with saxophones and accordion. A unique blend of instrumentation, conceptual underpinnings, and intuitive rhythms along with a healthy dose of fun. 
Open Spaces :   Nate Trier piano - keyboards, Steve Chillemi - percussion, Nate Bixby - violin, Andrew Keeler - guitar.  Open Spaces creates soundscapes for in utero afterparties. Its four members draw on a range of approaches, including classical music, avant garde improvisation, and post-rock noise, to communicate with telepathic intensity. Sometimes they even sing.
Triolocus :  Steve Asetta - saxophones, Jamie Paul Lamb - bass, Ralph Yohuru Williams - percussion.  Jazz Power Trio Triolocus is a new formation of musicians that have worked together in various formations, now cutting down to the bare essentials.   Plus special guests.

NHIC Large Band :  NLB is made up of all members of the above groups, plus a few additional surprises.  NLB will be presenting the premiere of "The Cycles that Surround Us," a large group composition by Nate Trier.


LYRIC HALL is a beautiful, completely restored (circa 1912 ) vaudeville theater located in the heart of the Westville neighborhood of New Haven