52 Church street
MA, 02138

The Suitcase Junket – Tickets – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA – May 31st, 2017

The Suitcase Junket

The Suitcase Junket

Wed, May 31, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 18 and over

The Sinclair is general admission standing room only. Tickets available at AXS.COM, or by phone at 888-929-7849. No service charge on tickets purchased in person at The Sinclair Box office Wednesdays-Saturdays 12-7PM. Please note: box office is cash only.

The Suitcase Junket
The Suitcase Junket
Matt Lorenz (Rusty Belle) discovered throat-singing in a south-Indian cooking class with Jay Pillay at Hampshire College that had a retro-flexed R in it. (tip of the tongue goes to the roof of the mouth as you say R) Later, while singing and improvising in the car, this new mouth shape happened and I heard an overtone. Just one pure little note up there above the rest. So for the next 5 years I practiced in the car, slowly expanding my range one note at a time and stubbornly pursuing this odd melodic phenomenon in private. Finally, when I heard the buzzing drone of the old guitar, I saw that it was time to add this strange thing that I'd been practicing to the mix. There are many cultures that have developed over-tone singing throughout the ages and part of me feels some old kind of pride, like I got into a club of kinship that I didn't know existed. However, I have avoided listening to other people's throat-singing with hopes to maintain and develop my own style without outside influence. I also recognized the perils of cultural appropriation and argued to myself that if I'd never heard it then I couldn't have copied it. For now I continue my pursuit of this art in the dark with self-imposed ignorance. At some point in the future, when I feel confident in my style, I will open my ears and learn. Recently I have added some more foot-drums and amplifiers to make the sound bigger but the purity of the project remains; one guy making a racket.

His latest album "Knock It Down" was recorded and mixed at Signature Sounds with the brilliant ears of David Goodrich and Mark Thayer. The album is full, grimy, raw and honest.
Venue Information:
The Sinclair
52 Church St
Cambridge, MA, 02138

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