Music Program

Friday, September 6 — Saturday, October 5

Douglas Ewart, George Lewis & Douglas Repetto

Rio Negro II

Duende & Marine A Silo in Silo City
85 Silo City Row, Buffalo, NY 14203

George Lewis
Douglas R. Ewart, photo by Glen Stubbe
Douglas Irving Repetto

Artist Talk & Exhibition Opening - Friday, September 6 at 7:00 p.m.

Exhibition continues through October 5
Hours at Marine A at Silo City: Thursday - Saturday 3 p.m. - 9 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Douglas R. Ewart: bamboo sculptures, rainsticks, chimes
George Lewis: electronic sounds
Douglas Repetto: robotics and software

Layout by Douglas R. Ewart and Douglas Repetto

Rio Negro II features an array of auto-kinetic sound sculptures made from bamboo, found objects and other natural materials which are activated by robotics and accompanied by a surround sound electronic composition, all inside the massive and awe-inspiring Marine A Silo at Silo City in Buffalo, New York. This major site-specific installation honors the 50th Anniversary of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) and celebrates the rebirth and renewal of Buffalo’s iconic grain elevators & historic waterways.

The Rio Negro project dates from 1992, when Douglas R. Ewart and George Lewis, with the help of technological artist Christopher Furman, created the work for a show at Chicago’s now-defunct Randolph Street Gallery. Rio Negro is centered on the sound of rainsticks. As Ewart has remarked, “The reason that I use rainsticks is because I like the idea of something that can be functional and at the same time be esoteric ... continue reading >>


Saturday, November 2 at 7:30 p.m.

$20 at door, $15 presale

Lauren & The Good Souls present

A Joni Mitchell Tribute: Songs 1968-1991

Come celebrate Joni's 76th birthday with some of her biggest fans! Joni's music and art has touched the lives of so many. Doors open at 6:30

This show will showcase songs from Song to a Seagull, Clouds, Ladies of the Canyon, Blue, For the Roses, Court and Spark, The Hissing of Summer Lawns, Hejira, Mingus, and Night Ride Home, over two decades of music!

Lauren and The Good Souls will be the hosts for this evening.

Lauren Faggiano (guitar, piano, vocals)
Sara Rogers (vocals, guitar, trumpet)
Ken Schumacher (bass)
Nelson Rivera (percussion, tenor saxophone)
Sungmin Shin (lead guitar)
Cindy Tag (saxophones, clarinet, flute)
Marc DeSalvo (drums)
Amanda Dimino (vocals, cello)

With special guest appearances by

Cynthea Kelley & Denali Ries