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Performance  |  ReSoundings: The Shallows

Thursday, May 2, 2019, 7 pm

Buffalo native Joseph Murray Myers started collaborating with various local musicians in 2017 which began the process of making his first proper studio album under The Shallows moniker. The record entitled Hold Out For Love was captured over the spring and summer months of 2018 at the Sunwood Recording Studio in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York where Myers formerly lived and worked while attending school in Ithaca. Primarily, each song on the record features the talented musicianship of Emily Finlan (heave) and Jacob Peter (dreambeaches, Jacob Peter Band) as well as several other Trumansburg-based musicians, including recording engineer and touring member Chris Ploss. Myers' penchant for melancholic songwriting has been described as lush and emotional modern folk ballads, deriving similarly from contemporary indie-folk singers like Justin Vernon and Mark Kozelek. He presents his own takes on the love song as either heartfelt or aloof and croons over varying musical landscapes which sound sometimes sparse otherwise overt and orchestral (a la Destroyer, Matt Pond PA). Expect to hear songs performed from and off the record with members old and new and tailored especially to the museum's unique sonic environment.

ReSoundings at the Center is a newly established concert series at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. The series is designed to provide audiences an opportunity to witness a video recording session by emerging composers/musicians in a unique environment. The Burchfield Penney’s East Gallery, with its 28ft high ceilings, delivers a five and a half second reverb that will provide artist with a most intriguing challenge in the exploration of acoustic possibilities. In keeping with our mission, this series will focus on showcasing the highest quality composers/musicians from Western New York. Our challenge is programming musicians to confront and accept the unique aspects of our space.

This event is free with paid gallery admission