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Annalisa Tornfelt & Gideon Freudmann Album Release Show with special guest Paper Bellows
Nov 4, 2017 at 8:00 PM
Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian
Doors open at 7:00

$18 Advance | $22 At the Door

This album came about when the Portland Cello Project was commissioned to record an EP for an upcoming tour in Alaska coinciding with Spring Breakup, when the ice begins to melt and makes otherworldly sounds. Annalisa (who grew up in Alaska) and Gideon (an expert in otherworldly sounds) found they had a wellspring of inspiration. While the chilly Alaskan landscape sets the stage, the theme evolved to reflect an emotional landscape describing search, hope, love, despair and renewed hope.

Paper bellows brings together four of Portland's finest accordion players including members of The Decemberists, 3 Leg Torso and more.
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Annalisa Tornfelt, the Alaska-raised musician best known as the singer and fiddle player for Black Prairie, grabbed her “Black Beauty” Arch Kraft guitar and an analog 8-track to record her unadorned, front porch solo album, The Number 8, on Woodphone Records.

“In Alaska, I was raised on classical music, Disney, and Chuck Mangione’s Children of Sanchez,” says Annalisa, who began playing bluegrass decades ago. She recently discovered rock and roll, when Black Prairie asked her to sing “The Song Remains the Same” (for Laura Veirs’ New Year’s Eve show, “Two Beers Veirs.”) Some of the songs on The Number 8 go back 10 years, and the mysterious third instrument on there is the nyckelharpa, a Swedish harp formerly owned by Peter Buck. He gave it to Annalisa after hearing her play. “The sounds she coaxed from the wood and strings seemed to put her in a trance,” adds Scott McCaughey of the Minus 5. “She even taught us how to spell it.”

Annalisa’s solo work is beautiful and stirring. Tornfelt’s stunning singing and presence, reminiscent of Gillian Welch or Nora Jones, make her an important new voice in the region. Along with her talented sisters singing harmony, Tornfelt presents original folk and vintage country music that may just carry you away. more >>>
Gideon Freudmann is a composer, performer and cello innovator. As a soloist Gideon uses technology to sample, loop and layer tracks in real time to create music that is complex, nuanced, creative and compelling. His music has been featured on NPR, This American Life and he was a TEDtalk speaker. Gideon composes music for film, theatre and dance, and he also performs live soundtracks for classic silent films. His music has appeared in numerous episodes of the TV series, Weeds and in the Sundance award winning documentary, Buck.

Gideon moved to Portland, Oregon in the mid-2000s where he is a founding member of the Portland Cello Project and Caravan Gogh. He continues to work as a soloist and collaborate with a wide range of instrumentalists and songwriters. He has performed in Europe, Australia and Taiwan and has published a catalog of music for cello ensembles. “Unraveling”, a duet with Annalisa Tornfelt, is his 21st CD. more >>>
Paper Bellows | 8:00 PM
Paper Bellows is an accordion quartet comprised of: Courtney Von Drehle (3 Leg Torso), Jetty Swart (internationally known accordionist/singer known under the name Jet Black Pearl), Mike Danner (Trashcan Joe, Saloon Ensemble), and Jenny Conlee (The Decemberists, Black Prairie).

Paper Bellows celebrates the many styles of accordion music. Their repertoire includes Argentinian, Turkish and French music, along with original compositions and covers of popular songs. The full sound of 4 accordions is also sometimes augmented by Jetty Swart and Mike Danner’s vocals.

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