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A lot of work has been going on behind the scenes this summer and we’re getting ready for some great things. Earlier this year, we ran a Kickstarter campaign to commission 3 new works from Gene Coleman, Dave Soldier, and Johnny DeBlase. In April, we performed part one of Gene’s piece, “Our Private Sky” and we’re looking forward to the completed piece. Dave’s discussed his piece and it’s Egyptian influences with us and Johnny has shown us his notes to his new work. In addition, we’re happy to announce that we’ve decided to work with two new composers, Mick Barr and Jeff Kimmel. We look forward to announcing some premiers in the upcoming future.

Back in June, we debuted the first concert of the Archer Spade Performance Series, which is meant to highlight new and exciting works by our friends and close associates. That concert featured new music by Carl Testa, Broadcloth, and a guitar trio of Travis Woodson, Alban Bailly, and Nick Millevoi that performed works by Woodson, Testa, and Eric Slick.

The second ASPS concert will take place on October 20 in the side chapel at the First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia. This will be a dual record release show that will feature both members of Archer Spade playing separately. Nick will be releasing his new album, In White Sky, and Dan will be playing along with Julius Masri on circuit bent electronics for the release of the debut album by their duo Superlith, Plasma Clusters.

Thanks for visiting – we’ll be seeing you.