Photos from All Together Now #6, 8/19/17

Jaypix took the photos for All Together Now #6 on August 19, 2017 at the Burren in Somerville, MA. Below are photos of rapper REX MAC, comedian Lamont Price, tango dancers Tim Rabin and Darcy Hackley, and musicians Garrett Michaelson, and Tara and David Tresner-Kirsch.

Meet David and Tara Tresner-Kirsch and Garrett Michaelsen

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As a tango music trio, Garrett, Tara, and David explore eclectic artistic influences united by dark, immersive grooves that veer between creepy and sensual. Tara and David Tresner-Kirsch have been making music and dancing together for two decades, since their teenage years. Together with Garrett Michaelsen, they have contributed to several projects establishing a live tango music scene in the Boston area, including the Tango de los Muertos festival, the Boston Tango Jam, and Orquesta Atípica.

Photos from 6/25/2016

Thank you so much to Reid Simpson for taking these wonderful photos! We appreciate all of you for supporting All Together Now, A Multimedia Series. We hope you can come to our final show of the series on August 27th.

Meet Sarah Fard

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Sarah Fard performs for All Together Now on August 27, 2016.

Sarah is the guitarist and singer of Savoir Faire, which sprouted from what was once just solo performances of vintage jazz standards. Though her college studies focused mainly on jazz guitar, she hopes to combine her experience in rock, jazz, blues, and classical music toward new and original compositions. Sarah finds inspiration everywhere from Kimbra, Fiona Apple, Muse, Joe Pass, and the late great Ella Fitzgerald. She finds that working with a band offers unique opportunities to diversify the role of the guitar, while solo performances offer a chance to arrange intimate entwinements of voice and guitar.  Sarah spends much of her time teaching, as she believes that an arts education plays a critical part in social and creative development.

Artists Statements:

“The line between inspiration and innovation is hard to define sometimes, but it’s the pooling from various corners of inspiration that works best for me. I spent so long just covering jazz standards because I was afraid to perform my originals without copying old ideas- or having boring new ones!”

“I don’t write love songs. That’s not to say that they aren’t important, because of course there is a reason that most songs are love songs! I suppose it’s that a) love comes in many forms, and it doesn’t have to be a romantic ballad to express love, and b) I feel that young girls today are so bombarded with that. Grab a guitar and write about your crush. There is a lot going on in the world today, and music needs to express that, too.”

Meet Jane Park

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Jane Park performs for All Together Now on June 25th.

Jane Park is the solo project of Jane Park. Jane has been an on-and-off scenester in Boston for the past eight years. After playing violin for local bands come and gone, it was time to write her own shit and do whatever the hell she wanted. She played all around Cambridge as Bitch Trifecta for a few years, pirated a band, and recorded a full-length album The Wrong Thing. Now with a renewed sense of purpose, self-hood, and the rough-hewn, helping hands of her friends, she is now putting together another collection of songs that you can play quietly in a dark room by yourself.


Artist quotes:

“The biggest idol in my life is Elliott Smith. The first time I heard ‘Waltz #2 (XO)’ was when I knew I had to learn how to play the guitar. I had no idea it would lead to this.”
“I try to be a little wreckless when I perform, because I want people to know that everyone feels crazy sometimes. But I also love the quiet moments. I hope it makes the audience feel like we’re living this life together.”