11mar6:00 pm9:00 pmThe Space Between Us CD Release Party & ConcertAkropolis Reed Quintet new Innova release featuring my work as the title track...
Join us in celebrating the of the release of our 3rd Album, The Space Between Us (innova Recordings), in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Saturday, March 11th at
Join us in celebrating the of the release of our 3rd Album, The Space Between Us (innova Recordings), in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Saturday, March 11th at the Ann Arbor Distilling Company from 6 pm to 9 pm!
The evening will feature local craft cocktails for purchase, complimentary delectable snacks, and a free concert at 7 pm by the Akropolis Reed Quintet performing selections from the album.
The Space Between Us will be available for purchase during this event, in addition to other Akropolis merchandise.
(If you attended the live CD recording and are owed a CD, you may pick yours up at this party, or it will be mailed to you.)
Jacob Ter Veldhuis – Jesus Is Coming
David Biedenbenderr – Refraction
Rob Deemer – Gallimaufry
Gregory Wanamaker, Composer – The Space Between Us
John Steinmetz – Sorrow and Celebration for Reed Quintet & Audience
Why The Space Between Us?
The Space Between Us is a journey from conflict to resolution. With catharsis, trepidation, and triumph, we explore our place in the world and how music brings us closer together.
One morning in August 2014, we gathered around our laptops to hold a Skype meeting with composer John Steinmetz to discuss the content of his first reed quintet composition. The backdrop to our conversation was obvious. Just days prior, unrest had broken out in a small suburb of St. Louis called Ferguson. About a month earlier, a man named Eric Garner died in police custody in New York City. Public and resonant events like this continued to occur, and it seemed like we started counting them more. Hours before one February 2016 performance we gave of John’s piece in Sarasota, FL, 6 people were shot and killed in Kalamazoo, MI, a town just a couple hours from where we are based.
These events illustrate a truth about human beings, that while we are so much the same, our differences are undeniable. As a quintet, we deal with this reality personally and collectively. We told John, Greg, David, and Rob that we wanted to make a CD about it. Some of the music they wrote for us is soulful, while some is abstract. Some is jarring, and some is heartfelt. The Space Between Us is a picture of our changing world. We hope it provides a space for reflection, and perhaps, your own kind of resolution.
(Saturday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ann Arbor Distilling Company
220 Felch St, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103