To accommodate everyone, we’ve moved the 8 pm show to our East Atrium space, which holds more guests than the Listening Room (where the show was planned to be). Just come up the red spiral staircase, and you’ll land in the East Atrium.
Performance of new works and collaborations for the mellotron by Robby Grant, Jonathan Kirkscey, John Medeski, and Pat Sansone.
Projections by Winston Eggleston and John Markham.
Free | Open to the public
Doors 7:30 pm | Concert 8 pm
Mellotron Variation Part 1 will be on April 18th and Part 3 will be on April 22nd. Neither of these will require reserved tickets. More info on those shows here: https://goo.gl/qNkoGv
Sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts
About the artists:
Robby Grant is a songwriter, performer, and producer who has recorded and released records over the past 15 years under both his name and the moniker Vending Machine. He spent the 1990s co-fronting and touring the country with Big Ass Truck and currently plays with the garage pop group Mouserocket.
Jonathan Kirkscey is a composer, cellist, and producer who performs regularly with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Mouserocket, and is a co-founder of Blueshift Ensemble, a contemporary classical chamber ensemble. As a film composer, Jonathan has scored several award-winning documentaries including Best of Enemies, directed by Morgan Neville, and Won’t You Be My Neighbor, a film about Fred Rogers which premieres in January 2018 at the Sundance film festival.
Winston Eggleston is a woodworker and avid collector of Mellotrons (he recently built one from scratch).
John Markham is a videographer and collaborates with the experimental group >mancontrol<. Together they created the oil-based light show that accompanied 2015’s Duets for Mellotron performance.
Pat Sansone is a multi-instrumentalist (guitar, keyboard, percussion, harpsichord) from the bands Wilco and The Autumn Defense.
John Medeski is an American jazz keyboard player and composer. Medeski is a veteran of New York’s 1990s avant-garde jazz scene and is known popularly as a member of Medeski Martin & Wood.