Experimental music from Red Rainbow (Anne Rhodes), Carl Testa Sat., Aug. 7

Anne Rhodes aka Red Rainbow and Carl Testa share the bill for an evening of experimental and improvised music on the Best Video Film & Cultural Center deck Sat., Aug 7. The show starts at 5:30 PM.

Anne Rhodes is an experimental vocalist based in New Haven. She performs a broad range of experimental, improvised, and classical music, as a soloist and as a member of ensembles such as Anthony Braxton’s Tri-Centric Vocal ensemble and Carl Testa’s Sway. Her solo project, Red Rainbow, incorporates voice and electronics, looping sounds as diverse as extended techniques and bel canto vocalises, to create layer upon layer of dissonance, harmony, and noise. As a composer, she creates unique embroidered graphic scores.

Carl Testa (b. 1984, Chicago, IL) is a multi-instrumentalist and composer at the intersection of improvised music, jazz, electronics, experimental music, and new media. As a performer/improviser, he is equally comfortable on string bass, electronics, lighting, and combinations thereof. As a composer, he has written acoustic and electronic music for configurations ranging from solo to chamber orchestra, including multimedia pieces that incorporate electronics, lighting, dance, and theater.

Rosalie Coleman is going to be joining Testa on Aug. 7, performing a live coding duo piece using laptops.

We ask respect for social distancing, please, and conscientiousness on masks. Not everybody is vaccinated yet and our venue wants to advise caution and consideration for others. Masks are optional outside but required if you go inside Best Video.

No cover charge but please bring cash for the musicians’ tip jar. This has been a real hard time for musicians, almost all of whom have seen their live performance income dry up. (There will also be a Best Video tip jar for donations.)

Parking available behind Best Video and on Thornton Street.