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Above The Basement - Boston Music and Conversation

211 EpisodesProduced by Chuck Clough and Ronnie HirschbergWebsite

Above the Basement offers casual and candid discussions with musicians, artists, producers and others from Boston and beyond. Conversations will inform and entertain listeners with experiences from those shaping Boston's music community and for whom music is a passion. You will hear their stories, h… read more


Episode 096 - Ashe Gordon

Violist and holistic educator, Ashe has played all over the world with a number orchestras and ensembles, and has collaborated with many living composers including Thomas Adès, Steve Reich, and Jeffrey Mumford to name just a few.

She has become a voice for social change through her work as Artistic Director of Castle of our Skins – a Boston-based concert and educational series devoted to celebrating Black Artistry through music and is currently working with the Cross Cultural Collective a Black arts collaborative that elevates, celebrates, and promotes African diasporic arts and their creators in Boston and beyond.

Song List:

Song 1: Calvary String Quartet, Movement 3" by Coleridge Taylor-Perkinson (Olga Patramanskaya & James Dargan, violins; Ashe Gordon on viola; Javier Caballero on cello; performed by Castle of our Skins)

Song 2: Sanctum for Viola and Piano by Adolphus Hailstork (pianist Anthony Green)

Song 3: Through the Filtering Dawn of Spreading Daybright" by Jeffrey Mumford (Lizzie Burns, double bass; performed by Castle of our Skins)

Live Song: Angela Davis


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