Music

Paintings set in Song

Blues and Middle Eastern scales blend into children’s voices holding a line as simple as a Shaker tune, with low notes below. A man and a woman stand by their sleeping son and daughter, holding a newspaper with a headline from the blitz. American music of all kinds embraces well-known images in “Norman Rockwell: Paintings…

FreshGrass tunes up

Sunny, breezy and Saturday morning — at the end of the picnic table, Tony Pisano plays the first run of a dance tune from Quebec. Lightly and rapidly on piano accordion he leads into La Bastringue, and fiddles, mandolin, guitars, standing bass and bodhran come in around him. I’m feeling for notes on tenor recorder. I…

Artseed takes root in Dorset

New music, dance, fiction and nonfiction, patterns made of flower petals and colored sand … artists at the Marble House in Dorset are presenting their work on Tuesday nights this summer and fall. Aug. 9 — ArtSeed presentation with RAWdance, 6 p.m. Aug. 13 — Farm to table gala dinner, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 16 — ArtSeed…

Artists gather at the Marble House

Lara Palmquist usually works in a cabin without electricity, but on this sweltering afternoon she has set up a standing desk and a balance board in a quiet, spare studio room. She is beginning work on a novel set in Svalbard, in Norway, researching threads in the story that revolve around environmental science and her…