Matthew Kurzman Presents:
Brianne Sargent has been performing since she was 5 years old, starting with piano and percussion. At age 11, she took up the violin, viola and cello. She began playing the bass during her senior year in college. Although classically trained, she plays more jazz, R&B, gospel and experimental music. Brianne performs with Skinny Cooks, Serenata Strings, Odysseus Chamber Orchestra, Melody Memory and The Polyphonic Spree.
Lunar R•A•E is a messenger of love and light that journeys through time and space to reach her authentic essence through music. As an indie artist bringing a new wave of sound that combines genres like Soul, R&B, Funk, Hip-Hop and Rock, she has reintroduced herself as Lunar R•A•E: Lunar represents the femininity of the Moon, the rhythm of time, and enlightenment; surname R•A•E stands for “Reaching Authentic Essence.” This Berklee alumna (formerly known as AbstractAmb or Amber Baker) is not only an artist/producer, but also a drummer who is well-known for her role in Psych Rock band Unknown Mortal Orchestra. She’s also shared the stage with well-known artist/bassist MonoNeon, whom she also features on her EP “Abstractions” (under former artist name AbstractAmb). Her latest project “Reaching” is the first phase in this new journey of artistic expression. A hybrid sound that could be considered neo-funk, the short tape provides a glimpse of all musical influences, featuring lyrical content that ranges from abstract reflections of current affairs to the wide spectrum of human emotion. “Reaching” is an expression of Lunar’s funky, abstract soul – her Authentic Essence.
Together, this duo plays a funky cross between experimental jazz and instrumental hip hop. Brianne mixes layers of cello, bass, and keys with her looper over Baker’s funky beats.
10pm – 1pm