|November 19, 2009|
You’re invited to the next
sprout spaghetti dinner is a dinner theater series sponsored by sprout, that seeks to bring people from the Somerville and Cambridge communities together around good food, music, and performance. Each month, we’ll find an eclectic group of performers to explore the month’s theme through different lenses. In the tradition of dinners hosted by NYC-based theater company Great Small Works, we want to cast new light on common ideas from artistic, musical, and scientific perspectives.
This month’s performers include ::
- Peter Buchak has been playing accordions for over 15 years. Now, he is also studying the fluid dynamics that make accordion reeds work and has an interesting story to tell as a Ph.D. student in MIT’s applied math department. He will be giving two short lectures on the history and science of accordion reeds. In the first, he will talk about how the movement of air around the reed allows the accordion to make its signature sound. In the second, he will be talking about the evolution of the instruments themselves and what this means about the type of music each is used to play.
- Skorosmrtnica is a local Balkan band that will providing music throughout the evening. There might even be room for dancing!
- Mike Romanyshyn is a local composer and performer. He plays clarinet in the Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band, composes and plays with The Allstar Refjudzi Band in the Czech Republic, and will be performing a new piece for clarinet choir with the help of some other local clarinetists.
- Ben Pasamanick is a local musician and a member of Skorosmrtnica. His personal collection of reeded instruments from around the world will be on display during the performances.
sprout is a group of learners and teachers (Shaunalynn Duffy, Alec Resnick, and Michael Nagle) working to inspire the practice of everyday experimentalism by running science programs that are embedded in the community–drawing inspiration and resources from the people, places, and things that surround us everyday!
Send any questions to email@example.com or call 617.575.9219.
We look forward to seeing you!
-shaunalynn duffy and john bell