Everyone Orchestra is thrilled to announce a two night run at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco, Co on Fri-Sat December 18-19, 2015 to help the venue celebrate its 3rd Anniversary! Conducted by Matt Butler, these shows feature Al Schnier (moe. - guitar, vocals), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident - percussion/drums), Bridget Law (Elephant Revival - fiddle), Jay Starling (Love Canon - dobro), Sage Cook (we dream dawn - guitar, vocals), Adrian Engfer (The Grant Farm - bass). More tba!
Created in 2001, Everyone Orchestra has spearheaded bringing together musicians from a variety of cities, genres, and walks of life to play purely improvised set with one another, without any preconceptions of how it is “supposed” to sound. Tuning in to Matt Butler’s energy and pantomime, The Conductor is utilized as a pivot to the set mood of each passing jam as he communicates musical concepts using hand signs, whiteboard and assorted mime suggestions. The edge of your seat enthusiasm for what is next is the fuel behind the continuous musical experiment of Everyone Orchestra.
Having marched clearly into uncharted territory, Everyone Orchestra is an avant-garde conceptual and collaborative performance which deeply encourages and requires audience interaction. Both the band and the audience start the show with a clean slate to help co-create a dynamic musical experience, with Butler receiving ideas from the audience to help set the course of action.
Butler’s unique style of conducting is groundbreaking in that he, as EO’s founder, has essentially created an entirely new way to perform and experience music. Butler says, “Playing with different musicians, improvising every night, and getting the crowd involved in ways that they can’t be at a regular show has provided an unparalleled live music experience.”
“[In each city] Butler will have another group with which he can create the beautiful chaos this act is known for. Simply put, there is no set list to be confined to, no certain marks to hit over the course of the night. Butler makes his way to the front of the stage, and it’s off to the races, testing the limits of his players while also showing how good music is when everything clicks in the midst of an improvised set.” writes Examiner’s Thomas Gerbasi. “At this point, Butler almost has it down to a science, at least as much as you can on a speeding car that could veer off the road at any moment.”
EO balances the challenges of live group improvisation with triumphant tension and release conduits of music which head deep into the heart filled with the aspiration of creating shared magical moments.
Conducted by Matt Butler featuring Al Schnier (moe. - guitar, vacals), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident - percussion/drums), Bridget Law (Elephant Revival - fiddle), Jay Starling (Love Canon - dobro), Sage Cook (we dream dawn - guitar, vocals), Adrian Engfer (The Grant Farm - bass)
Tickets: Friday & Saturday
The Grant Farm opens the show!