Multimodal, multi-sensory experimentation–in service of mutual learning.



Map of Our New Constellations | 2011 | Feeding Tube Records

Beautiful first LP by these Western Mass maestros of the mystery-volk gesture. Named after some well-bred rabbits of Martha Burr Banks’ invention, related by birth to Jow Jow Death Knell Rung, many of the questions here are posed by Beverly Ketch’s plaintive vocals, all of them edged with a wide-eyed wonder I suspect was a ruse if I didn’t know her. There is a bit of the campfire to the material’s construction, but there’s none of the cutsey-pie crap that might seem to infer. Some of the bits ring like a full-fledged folk-rock oyster. Indeed, the vibe is not dissimilar to the work of The Barbara & Teri Manning, and the organ backpine that pops up here and there is very much in line with the SF sound developed by the Amarillo Records bands and their ilk. Very goddamn elegant, this.  
– Byron Coley, 2011

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Current Musical Projects 


Night School

jim bliss, Bob fay, andy goulet, desi lowitt, Sita magnuson, brandee simone

Blends Americana, Psychedelia, Folk and Pop. All players switch instruments frequently, providing a excellent vehicle for experimentation and exploration. Recordings forthcoming. 

Past Projects

Lady Jam

Sita Magnuson, Amanda Petrovato, Lisette Lopez, JEN GELINEAU, BEVERLY KETCH + OTHERS

A response to the heavily male-dominated noise music landscape in Western Mass, this short-lived experiment was a woman-only experimental/improvisational soundscape project. We played behind sheets and lace, using light sources to play with shadow and movement as we fluidly moved between instruments. By visually disconnecting the audience from the musicians we sought to enhance ambient listening and inspire field-based attention (v. actor-based). 

There were no formal recordings, but there exist a few places to listen/look online.  Here is one that feels pretty representative @ Flywheel in 2010.