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Premeires Friday 7/16 at 8pm EST/5pm PST

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I asked Melinda to meet me halfway. We improvised in the sunshine in front of a lighthouse in havre de grace. Neither of us had been there before, and we hadn’t seen each other in the flesh since February 2020. Melinda brought cameras (and snacks because she is always prepared for a picnic), and I brought a little microphone. We played for awhile without any preconceived notions (just the motion of the ocean). Then we added more. More violins to harmonize with the dogs, more voices to harmonize with ourselves, more synths to harmonize with the boats, and videos of the dog/ourselves/boats.
If you are free tonight (or in the future since the internet is elusive and apparently timeless) tune in and get a piece of the peace we felt.

Pianist, vocalist, and composer Amy K Bormet presents a series of duo concerts that explore the dialogue between poetry and improvised music.

Sunday July 10 2pm


with Maggie Hasspacher (Detroit), bass and voice
Music set to poetry, highlighting women, Gwendolyn Brooks and beyond.

Sunday July 17 2pm


with Brian Settles (DC), tenor saxophone
Improvised art songs influenced by Sterling Brown and DC’s poetic history.

Sunday July 24 2pm (as part of Washington Women in Jazz)


with Cae Joseph-Massena (France-Haiti), voice
An exchange of languages, a Parisian salon inspired by James Baldwin.


colloquy flyerall concerts performed with Amy K Bormet on grand piano and hosted by
Robert Harper Books
6216 Rhode Island Ave
Riverdale Park, MD 20737

Buy Tickets – $12 adv/$15 door, $30 full series pass
www.amykbormet.com
www.maggiehasspacher.com/
www.briansettles.com
Cae Joseph Massena
www.RobertHarperBooks.com

Great to be back in Ann Arbor and hanging with wonderful people last night. Thanks to Rachel Mazer and the Canterbury House for having us! We went unlimited bowling after the show with Ann Arbor superhero Ingrid Racine. Looking forward to next week’s alumni show!
Hitting Kalamazoo tonight with more great friends, Ashley and Benje Daneman!