The Atlantic String Machine was formed in April 2015 and is based on Prince Edward Island. The group is made up of five musicians with considerable professional experience in a number of musical genres, having performed worldwide with internationally recognized symphony and chamber orchestras, ensembles, bands and individual artists. They have recently joined together to present a wide range of music from classical to jazz, pop, world music and their own compositions.
Since their inception, the Atlantic String Machine have performed numerous concerts including sold out houses at the Watermark Theatre in Rustico, Harrington House in Rice Point and the Haviland Club in Charlottetown. The first year's feature performances included collaborations with well-known Newfoundland jazz guitarist Duane Andrews, Charlottetown's dynamic vocal ensemble Sirens and Dr. Karem Simon, as part of the UPEI Recital Series. Recent performances include appearances with Newfoundland folk group The Once as part of the opening concert for the Indian River Festival and a Small Halls Festival performance with Newfoundland folksinger Matthew Byrne. In addition to those performance, ASM produced its own season of concerts at Harrington House, St. Paul's Anglican Church and the Haviland Club, as well as a concert at Bites Cafe in Hampton.
This year, having been awarded a creation and production grant from the Arts Council of Prince Edward Island, the ASM with the assistance of John D.S. Adams of Stonehouse Sound recorded their debut CD 'Lost Time' which was released September 18, 2016. The CD includes the eclectic mix of repertoire for which the ASM has become known. The Atlantic String Machine was also awarded a small business grant from Music PEI to aid in the production of a professional promotional video, which is being produced with the assistance of Jeff Eager of Hummingbird House Productions. The 2016-17 season is planned to be an exciting travel around the world, with a 'passport' series of concerts featuring music of Russia, Italy, France and the United Kingdom.
Artist's Website: www.atlanticstringmachine.com