Spectratone International is Kyle Hanson on accordion, Kane Mathis on oud, Jane Hall on percussion and Lori Goldston on cello. Their sound occupies a territory between near and far, rock and folk, sublime and sneaky. Poet Sharon Olds nailed it when she remarked that their music had “the perfect balance of buoyancy and melancholy.” With traces of The Black Cat Orchestra’s international palette, but with an acoustic sound that replaces drum set and horns with the folkier and more chamber music-like textures of oud and hand percussion.

“Share This Place” is a multi-media performance with original live music by Lori Goldston and Kyle Hanson of Spectratone International and Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn, and stop motion films by Britta Johnson. Based in part on the writings of the influential French scientist/poet, Jean Henri Fabré , the show explores the tender, dramatic, sordid, tragic and triumphant lives of insects.

Mirah and Spectratone International will be performing “Share This Place” in September. Tour dates here.

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