Pocket Sized Songs by Concetta Abbate
ALBUM RELEASE * February 8th 2015
8:30PM * Rockwood Music Hall
196 Allen Street * Manhattan
Songs and poetry
Fleeting sounds, scarcely noticed. Paper clips, a dusty book, bright fish in time. Little songs like little shells. Falling in Time is a series of pocket-sized musical vignettes. Each song, like a poem- outlines a theme and then dissipates into the air. No song is more than 3 minutes long. Each track breifly captures a distinct tone and then quickly moves to the next. This project is a reflection of our modern existence, quickly moving from one thought to the next. This brevity leaves the listener wanting more but with little time to look back and reflect. The tracks will be tied together with field recordings taken at the site where each song was composed to highlight how the seemingly chaotic sounds around us become music. These recordings show how art can be found in the mundane. No matter how fast paced our surroundings may be we should not miss a beat because we risk losing the chance to grasp at something beautiful and unique. In addition to conventional instruments such as guitar, bass and string quartet, the instrumentation involves an eclectic assortment of music boxes, wind harps, bells and electronic pulses from st
Mariachi Flor de Toloache
Concetta Abbate is a member of Flor de Toloache New York City's first all female Mariachi band. This band explores traditional mariachi repertoire and fuses it with jazz, pop and other latin folk stlyes. On the right is a photo taken at the Frida Kahlo birthday celebration at the NYC Bronx Botanical Gardens summer of 2015. You can learn more about this band at: www.mariachinyc.com
Inti and the Moon
Latin and World Fusion Band
Co-founded in 2010 by Concetta Abbate and Geovanni Suquillo the band can be found playing around the New York City subways as part of the MTA's Music Under New York program.
"Every single song is true to its title with a melody that fits perfectly. Lyrically, I haven’t heard anything better in the genre —thanks to Concetta’s vocals. There was nothing on the album that I didn’t feel belonged there. The album is really a great collaboration."
-Walter Scanlon, NYC fan describing Inti and the Moon's first self-titled album
Arch Contemporary Ballet
I am excited to share that I will be composing music for string quartet for Arch Contemporary Ballet's 2015 concert season. The piece will integrate the musicians into the dance performance itself and create a literal sonic movement around the theatre and stage. To the right is a sample of my previous work with ACB at the Sheen Performing Arts Center in October 2014.