Oct 2013 Issue:
Ancient Future Concert to Stream Worldwide on ConcertWindow.com
•'World Without Walls' Reunion at Freight and Salvage Streams Live October 16 at 8 PM PDT
Fall into the Future Continues
• Four Acclaimed Releases Just $10 Each, 25% off Books, and New Tracks A.F.A.R.
Ancient Future Duet Northern California Tour
•Featuring World Guitar Pioneer Matthew Montfort and Tabla Virtuoso Vishal Nagar
'World Without Walls' Reunion at Freight and Salvage Streams Live October 16 at 8 PM PDT
In a first for Ancient Future, their upcoming 'World Without Walls' reunion concert at the Freight & Salvage will be available for viewing anywhere in the world as a live stream! This is a very rare chance for Ancient Future fans worldwide to view a live concert of the exact lineup of the pioneering world music group that performed on Ancient Future's influential World Without Walls and Asian Fusion recordings. They will perform their fourth reunion concert after a 15 year hiatus on Wednesday, October 16, at 8 PM at the Freight and Salvage, located at 2020 Addison Street in Berkeley.
Online tickets are available now for $5 at concertwindow.com/shows/ancient-future. The webshow will not be archived – it's offered only in real time starting at 8 PM Pacific Daylight Time on October 16. It is recommended to purchase a ticket in advance to sign up for an email reminder to tune in for the show at the correct time. For example, for music fans in Mumbai, India, the concert stream will begin at 8:30 AM on October 17.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 8 PM PDT
Streaming Live at ConcertWindow.com
Freight and Salvage
2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
Tix: $18.50 advance at the F&S or ticketfly.com, $20.50 door, or $5 for live stream at concertwindow.com/shows/ancient-future
Info: Call 510-644-2020 or email email@example.com
Facebook Event. Ancient Future Facebook Page.
This lineup of Ancient Future played over a hundred concerts together from 1988 to 1995. In 2011, they reunited for the first time in 15 years to perform concerts at Todos Santos Plaza in Concord and Yoshi's in San Francisco. In honor of the reunion concerts, World Without Walls was released digitally by Capitol Records for the first time ever at major digital retailers. Twenty two years after its initial release in 1990, broadcasters worldwide voted the record as one of the top 5 world music releases of 2012. This show features the original lineup of Matthew Montfort on scalloped fretboard guitar, Jim Hurley on violin, Doug McKeehan on keyboards, and Ian Dogole on percussion, plus Kash Killion on bass. Don't miss this very rare event! Read more.
'World Without Walls' Reunion Video of 'Indra's Net' Released in Celebration
To celebrate Ancient Future's first worldwide live streaming video concert, this live video recording of a medley of Matthew Montfort's 'Alap' and Jim Hurley's 'Indra's Net' composition has just been released. Inspired by Hindu mythology, 'Indra's Net' was used as a soundtrack for a United Nations documentary film, Closing the Curtains of Death, about drift net fishing. This version was recorded at Yoshi's San Francisco on June 7, 2011, the day of their first performance together in 15 years. The video features Doug McKeehan on piano, Kash Killion on bass, Ian Dogole on percussion, Matthew Montfort on scalloped fretboard guitar, Mariah Parker on santur, Jim Hurley on violin, and Patti Weiss on violin.
Four Acclaimed Releases Just $10 Each, 25% off Books, and New Tracks A.F.A.R.
The "Fall into the Future" sale continues through fall with rollbacks to the lowest prices we have ever offered on the following releases. Plus, the Archive of Future Ancient Recordings is close to a fundraising milestone that will propel the project to fall into the future with two new studio tracks!
The Archive of Future Ancient Recordings Ready to Fall into the Future
The Archive of Future Ancient Recordings concept is to involve fans of world fusion music in supporting the creation of a collection of new recordings that are available to subscribers as they are created, including beautiful digital liner notes of the recording in progress, downloads of all available files in MP3, CD, or hi-res audiophile quality, and files to print an A.F.A.R. So Far CD label, cover, and tray card for CD and hi-res subscribers. You can subscribe for as little as $15 (a real bargain for so much music), or as much as you care to donate. So far, we've raised $2865 of our total project goal of $25,000, and there are already eight tracks in the archive totaling 52 minutes and 31 seconds. Two more studio tracks were completed and mixed over the summer, and will be added when we reach the fundraising milestone of $3000. Please help Ancient Future "fall into the future" by supporting the Archive of Future Ancient Recordings now!
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Shown: Matthew Montfort and Vishal Nagar
Featuring World Guitar Pioneer Matthew Montfort and Tabla Virtuoso Vishal Nagar
Friday, January 10, 2014, 8 pm
The Sunflower Center
1435 N. McDowell Blvd.
Petaluma, California 94954
Tix: $12 advance, $15 door at lydiasorganics.com/tickets.html
Info: Call 707-792-5304 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, January 11, 2014, 8 pm
Trinity Chamber Concerts
2320 Dana Street between Bancroft Way & Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
Tix: $15 general, $10 senior/disabled/student. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Info and reservations: 510-549-3864
Strains of flamenco, ancient Celtic music, and Indian raga will emanate from this improvisatory duet featuring world guitar pioneer Matthew Montfort accompanied by renowned Indian tabla virtuoso Vishal Nagar.
The program will feature music from the groundbreaking world music recordings of Ancient Future along with serenades from Matthew Montfort's solo guitar releases: Seven Serenades for Scalloped Fretboard Guitar and Sympathetic Serenade, for which he was lauded as one of the world's 100 Greatest Acoustic Guitarists by DigitalDreamDoor. Montfort is a pioneer among guitarists who have had their fretboards scalloped in order to play various forms of world music that require intricate note-bending ornaments while still being able to play chords. Montfort immersed himself in an intensive study with vina master K.S. Subramanian in order to fully apply the South Indian gamaka (note-bending) techniques to the guitar.
Vishal Nagar is considered one of the most gifted tabla players of his generation. Born into a family of musicians, Vishal has been surrounded by music in an extremely musically creative and artistic environment. Vishal had his initial training for a very brief period with the late Ustad Latif Ahmed Khan of the Delhi Gharana. After his Ustad's untimely demise, Vishal continued his training under the guidance of Ustad Shamim Ahmed Khan. He also has had intense rhythmic training from his mother, the renowned and highly respected Kathak dancer and vocalist, Urmila Nagar.