Hard to believe it will have been four years this June since our good friend Matthew Sperry passed on. I still think about him a lot. Stuck Between Stations is dedicated to him, which has brought his memory closer to the surface again. Just posted the announcement for the Fifth Annual Memorial Festival on Matthew’s site:
This year the festival features special guests drawn from Matthew’s personal circle of all-stars: Sean Meehan (NY) and Ellen Fullman (CA). These musicians who inspired Matthew and his music will perform over two nights, in both experimental gallery and intimate studio settings, in both solo sets and small ensembles, in a musical journey of remembrance and reunion. The festival tradition of commissioning new works for large ensemble continues with The Enormous Quartet, where a creative cloud of Bay Area musicians will perform in spontaneous combinations of four.