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Saturday, March 16, 2019
Hinge x Household Items

Boston Based Creatives get REALLY creative! A quartet of some of our favorite performers and composers team up for a new project and a charismatic duo finds inspiration from unexpected objects!

Hinge is a contemporary music ensemble based in Boston comprised of saxophonist Philipp A. Stäudlin, percussionist Matt Sharrock, pianist Keith Kirchoff, and electric guitarist Dan VanHassel. Lying somewhere between a chamber ensemble and a band, Hinge presents cutting-edge programs combining contemporary music, multimedia integration, and innovative arrangements across genres - including works by Philippe Hurel, Louis Andriessen, Chaya Czernowin, and Erin Gee, as well as arrangements of songs by Bjork and Meshuggah.

Household Items is an ever-expanding collection of songs and videos created by composer pianist/composer Brian Friedland utilizing texts from domestic products, childhood poetry, and a lease from an overzealous landlord for lyrics and musical inspiration. Between its absurdist subject material and finely calibrated performances, Household Items has garnered fans across the United States and received attention from a wide array of sources. Friedland and his product-based music have been featured by NPR, Boston culture blog BDC wire, and shared widely among fans of Pirate’s Booty snacks, earning him and his numerous collaborators invitations to perform.


Third Life Studio/33 Union Square/Somerville

Check out Hinge's artist page for more info about their music.