Carte Noire had the great opportunity to play the Uncertainty Music series at Neverending Books in New Haven last month. The concert was on a tiny stage in front of an equally tiny but appreciative audience. We also had the good fortune being reviewed in the New Haven Independent. Click through to check it out.
One of my favorite quotes from the article:
Chamber music is, at its core, functional. It’s music for staying in, rather than music for going out. As its function has been largely overridden in the age of recording, it’s possible to overlook it. But at its best, it still holds the power to temporarily reshape the room it’s played in.
Carte Noire — a trio composed of Minta White on flute, Chris Cretella on guitar, and Tim Peck on keyboards — wielded such influence at key moments during their performance, acting at times as a conduit between the room and another imaginary space the audience couldn’t see.
I am in Baltimore this summer, and starting to find my way around the music scene. The “Out of Your Head” music series at The Windup Space has been the best collection of creative music and musicians I have found so far. In this great interview with Adam Hopkins, the now Brooklyn-based founder of the series, he discusses the original impetus for the group, and how it has been received in New York.