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William WinantSilver Streetcar for Orchestraby Alvin Lucier A triangle solo?  Yes, but wait . . . At Solstice, 2019, the percussionist William Winant came to the Tank to perform a solo concert and proved masterful at playing the whole structure as one big drum.  Among the pieces he brought was this one, by composer Alvin […]

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Sherry FinzerThe Making of Renewal One of the few musicians who got out to the TANK in the pandemic year of 2020, Sherry Finzer made an epic car trip north from her home in Arizona to record a new album, Renewal. Sherry is a master at the flute and at playing the grand instrument of […]

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We Shall Overcome

A short film byStar Rosencransand Joshua Hill Music by Bill FrisellRecorded in the TANK on April 28, 2019 For the Winter Solstice, this song of hopeplayed by Bill Frisellin a film of momentsfrom Rangely, Colorado. Wishing you the peace and joy of the season. At his 2019 residency at the TANK, guitarist and composer Bill […]

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Michael HarrisonJust Constellations Performed byRoomful of Teeth In 2017, the astonishing, GRAMMY-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth came to the TANK. Among the compositions they performed and recorded was this one, Michael Harrison’s Just Constellations. After Bach, musicians adopted the compromise tuning system of equal temperament, in which all intervals are mildly dissonant, but compatible […]

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Joseph Tompkins4Round Marc Damoulakis, PercussionJeremy Epp, PercussionJoseph Tompkins, PercussionKevin Watkins, Percussion Recorded by Jamey LamarCommissioned by Strings Music Festival In 2018, four percussionists came to the Tank to perform this masterful work “4Round,” which was created specifically for the Tank and deeply explores the reverberations of its unique space. One challenge that Joseph Tompkins faced in […]

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Ida ToninatoWe Become Giants Montréal-based saxophonist, composer and improviser Ida Toninato has an ear for the unknown and a history of exploring reverberant spaces. She came to the Tank in September, 2018, to make this album, We Become Giants, which was beautifully post-produced at Studio Makina in Montréal by sound artist Blaise Borboën-Léonard. For the title […]

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Scot RayVessel Slide guitarist Scot Ray is a genre bending improviser and composer. Previously a trombonist with the Brian Setzer Orchestra, Jason Mraz, Nels Cline, Vinny Golia, and Francisco Aguabella, Scot here applies his lifelong fascination with portamento and the non-fixed pitch to lap steel guitar. Scot recorded Vessel at the Tank in the last […]

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Singing RiverO+ABruce Odland & Sam Auinger Single-stringed river harps, played by the flowing water of the Rhine River, produced these serene melodies, which were recorded and then played back into the Tank’s deep resonance to make harmonious tracks, full of peace, wellness, and the power of nature.  Think of them as Gregorian chant, sung by […]

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Jolle Greenleaf & Hank Heijink TENET Vocal Artists Soprano Jolle Greenleaf and Lutenist Hank Heijink performed in The TANK on September 7, 2019. In a concert entitled Echoes of the Ages, this dynamic duo explored themes and variations for lute and voice, playing music from the Renaissance and early Baroque periods. Reverberation has always inspired awe in human beings, and […]

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2019 in Review

  Our 2019 Season started in April with the Karbank Residency, a four-day gathering that truly showed us the future of the Tank. Guitarist/composer Bill Frisell and filmmaker Bill Morrison came to Rangley for this open-ended residency and decided to create music and images to tell the history of the Tank as a way of […]