HigherGround Music
Everyone Orchestra

Conducted by Matt Butler

Everyone Orchestra

Sophistafunk

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Higher Ground Ballroom

South Burlington, VT

$20 advance | $25 day of show

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Vinnie Amico (moe.) - drums
Zdenek Gubb (Twiddle) - bass
Rob Compa (Dopapod) - guitar
Jeremy Schon (Pigeons Playing Ping Pong) - guitar
A.C. Carter (TAUK) - keys
Kat Wright - vocals
conducted by Matt Butler

Everyone Orchestra
Everyone Orchestra
conducted by Matt Butler

The Everyone Orchestra conductor/founder Matt Butler has taken its participants, both on stage and off, on improvisational journeys with the most diverse of lineups at festivals, theaters and philanthropic events both nationally and internationally. A laundry list of hundreds of musicians, dancers, singers, guest conductors and community organizations have embraced the experience of EO in single shots of musical adrenaline to the soul. Tuning in to his energy, the band and audience utilize The Conductor as their pivot to the set mood of each passing jam as he communicates with the musicians using hand signs, whiteboard and assorted mime suggestions.

From EO Conductor Matt Butler:
The basic idea is that we are co-creating music and utilizing conducted improvisation as a system or agreement, to aim for moments of musical magic. My intent as a conductor is to steer the group towards creating compositional content within our improvisations while keeping the performance dynamic, diverse, inclusive and also getting the audience involved as the extended "choral" section. We are here to have fun, connect with each other, be challenged musically and create a one of a kind performance.
Sophistafunk
Sophistafunk
SOPHISTAFUNK met in 2007 and rapidly evolved into a national-touring live act. Known for their HUGE sound (created by only three members), the band has won over crowds with a captivating stage presence and tight musicianship. Rooted by old school funk / hip hop, the trio explores electronic dance grooves while infusing each tune with soul and positively charged lyrics. SOPHISTAFUNK is a multi-genre tour de force, jam packed with vintage tones and live instruments. Catch ONE show, and you will be hooked!
Venue Information:
Higher Ground Ballroom
1214 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT, 05403
http://www.highergroundmusic.com/