Monday, November 30, 2009

December 3, 8pm, Sidewalk Tzara #8: Hartford Sound Alliance Quintet and Abram Taber


Hartford Sound Alliance

Bill Solomon (percussion), Lief Ellis (laptop), Matt Sargent (laptop/guitars), Todd Merrell (laptop/shortwave radio), and Stephen Haynes (trumpet/cornet) are members of the Hartford Sound Alliance, a flexible, CT-based collective of composers, performers, sound engineers, and artists. As an improvisation ensemble, they focus on the real-time recycling of live sound, collaborative processing, incorporation of field recordings and radio in live performance, and group composition. The group recently premiered a concert of new works, entitled The Sync Effect, at the Hartford Art School, in collaboration with video artists Gene Gort, Liz Stephens, and Devan Mulvaney.

For more information about the trio, please visit,,,, and

Abram Taber

electric bass + effects

At the tender age of 3, Abram Taber ripped open a cardboard box with a plastic toy screwdriver to get at the ukulele within. Throughout the next 23 years of his life, Abram has worked towards that same goal: unleashing sounds with whatever tools are available.