Another tiny concert of epic proportions!
Songwriter in residence Scott H. Massarsky (Scott and The Tiny Instruments) has enlisted local Montclair musicians to interpret and perform brand new compositions and songs inspired by the current tiny exhibit "5 and Under." Special guests include: Madeleine St. Jacques and Laura Hoffman of Palmarosa, Rockstar Racecar, MSU cellist Jessie Smith Edwards and violinist Amy Beshara. This is your last chance to see this wonderful exhibit and view it in a completely different way!
Doors open at 7 PM. Concert at 7:30. Donations will be accepted in any amount and will be presented to S.O.F.I.A and YES, two Montclair non-profit organizations doing such important work in our community.
The Tiny Instruments began one day when Scott Massarsky was wandering around a local antique shop. He happened upon a baritone ukulele and when he picked it up was amazed that it was already tuned to open "E" a tuning he has often written songs in before. He purchased it right there and the instrument became a vessel in which songs began pouring out. It helps that tiny instruments are easy to carry around and so perfect when inspiration strikes. Since then Scott has discovered many other Tiny Instruments recruiting others into his revolution. Scott's motto is that everything is interesting . . . the big, the small and the microscopic! Each Instrument he plays becomes an entirely new landscape from which he builds new worlds and themes.
Scott H. Massarsky combines his love of art, music and the healing plants as a teaching artist to give fun, unique and informative workshops, lectures and performances. He graduated with a BFA from the School of Visual Arts where he studied panting, printmaking, book making, and art therapy. He has received grants from the Puffin Foundation for both art and songwriting and is a teaching artist with the Peace Garden Song and Mural project where he brings murals, music and mindfulness to schools. He has been practicing herbalism for the past 15 years and is currently apprenticing with Herbalist Robin Rose Bennet. He performs both with his band Scott and The Tiny Instruments, as well as solo and his music has been compared to the likes of Cat Stevens, Sufjan Stevens, Tom Waits, Phil Collins, and Eddie Vedder.
Other contrubuters to the Tiny Instruments are: Suzy "Tiny Piano" Rosenberg Jessie "Regular size cello" Smith Edwards Matt "the drum bhudda" Ollson
Special guests include: Madeleine St. Jacques and Laura Hoffman of Palmarosa and The Wolverine from Rockstar Racecar.