eighth blackbird


8bb combines the finesse of a string quartet with the energy of a rock band and the audacity of a storefront theater company. Tweeter-in-chief: Tim Munro.

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Our makeshift "ye olde telephone box"

8bb's biggest ever "company" for Slide: 11 folks

Starting off our second 9-hour marathon Slide day w "Making Ghosts Real," Steve's climactic rock tune

Coffee break!!!

Loading into Princeton's Taplin Auditorium - "Does anyone know how to put this damned thing together?"

We must be back at work because I'm tuning a bottle of Shiraz

Very exciting new purchases...since he never wrote us a piece, hopefully these'll be fodder for some funky arrangements...

Almost three hours in, n we're just starting soundcheck. So of course we're transfixed by our devices...

Gum under the seat at the opera - that means young people must be in attendance!!

The Phot's Pierrot-flavored game of Word Twist, and of course "pie" is the first word!

Our amazing intern/Pierrot-surtitles-bloke, Brian, discussing timing w our director, Mark de Chiazza

It's an action-packed afternoon for the Phot

From the 8bb archives...remember cassette tapes?

Winter has arrived...there's no turning back!

Laaaate night edit-checking for Reich Double Sextet recording - no fun listening to out-of tune playing, but Judy Sherman is a wizard!

Clearly this word has a different meaning in the US...

Someone stole the keys from 8bb's piano!

"general assembly" before our session

NASM: they weren't joking when they said it was like the UN of music schools!

Special parking for our concert - love feeling important