Pat Sansone talks playing ghosts and John Medeski pushing limits. Show this Saturday night! Ghost Music: Mellotrons Return to Crosstown Arts. Performance of new works and collaborations for the Mellotron by Robby Grant, Jonathan Kirkscey, John Medeski, and Pat Sansone. Projections by William Eggleston and John Markham eventbrite. Mellotron Variations added 59 new photos from February to the album Mellotron Variations Rehearsals - at Crosstown Arts. February ·. · February 3rd, 2018 Photos by Jamie Harmon
Mellotron Variations was created by Robby Grant of the band Vending Machine, who recruited classical musician Jonathan Kirkscey in 2016 for a duo concert for Memphis' nonprofit Crosstown Arts. Though Wilco is gearing up for its next album, due out in early fall, Sansone is hoping Mellotron Variations will be an ongoing concern. The troupe will perform at Wilco's sold-out Solid Sound Festival June 28-30 in North Adams, Mass. and has an NPR Tiny Desk Concert as well as another concert in Nashville, both slated for December.
Mellotron Variations. Out June 2019 on Spaceflight Records. This features new, original compositions performed as a quartet by John Medeski, Pat Sansone, Jonathan Kirskscey and Robby Grant. Jonathan Kirkscey and Robby Grant released the album Duets for Mellotron in 2017.
The album – out June 21 – was recorded live at Memphis’ Crosstown Arts venue. At a later date, it will also be released as a concert film. I always loved that sound, the sort of mysterious, other-worldly, evocative nature of if, Sansone says of the quartet’s experimental, improvisational sound. It’s such a deep and rich paint box to pull from, he says later of the Mellotron, which all four musicians employ. The possibilities are pretty limitless as far as the textures and the moods you can create. So it’s really fun getting to do this with other like-minded Mellotron obsessives.
The Mellotron Variations project was clearly dear to Sansone's heart. I was really transported by it. And I have to say the Mellotron has been very helpful to me as far as arranging goes, because you have all those colors, and those instruments at your fingertips. It's allowed me to do things I never would have been able to do without i. Indeed, that experience will feed right back into the Autumn Defense's appearance at Solid Sound.
Mellotron Variations - an all-star musical project launched at Crosstown Arts with Memphis musicians Robby Grant and Jonathan Kirkscey, Wilco 's Pat Sansone, and John Medeski of Medeski Martin & Wood - was featured in Billboard.
The above features Robby Grant and Jonathan Kirkscey performing Duets for Mellotron at a previous Crosstown Arts event. The new event is set to begin Tuesday, April 17 at Crosstown Arts in Crosstown Concourse. Crosstown Arts to Host Mellotron Variations Series. Multidisciplinary event to feature dance, film, performances, and more.
Artist: Robby Grant & Jonathan Kirkscey. Album: Duets for Mellotron. Robby Grant & Jonathan Kirkscey - Joan Folds Towels 08:03. Robby Grant & Jonathan Kirkscey: best 2 tracks. Robby Grant & Jonathan Kirkscey - Naked as a Jaybird Duets for Mellotron, 2017 02:34. Robby Grant & Jonathan Kirkscey - Joan Folds Towels Duets for Mellotron, 2017 08:03. Artist: Robby Grant & Jonathan Kirkscey.