From what I’ve seen, I think there may be enough folks on here to warrant a topic for this part of Massachusetts.
Hopefully this will be a fruitful spot to share events, plan meetups, collaborate, bounce ideas off each other, share favorite places to visit, sauerkraut recipes, dog pics, cat pics, chicken pics, etc.
You know what’s fun is Bonnie Kane’s monthly improvised music series “The Friday Experiment” at Gateway City Arts in Holyoke. It’s a beautiful space and some really great musicians come through. There’s always a group jam at the end, and the vibe is very unpretentious and welcoming to everyone.
I live in the Berkshires! I would love to host something on my property – a jam, outdoor concert, meetup, field recording, a photo walk, lines-camp, tractor rides, whatever! It may have to wait until I am done adding-on to my house (which currently takes up most of my time), but depending on the type of event maybe it could happen sooner. I am also happy to just meet up for a hike, paddle boarding, swimming, snow shoeing, Nordic skiing, or any outdoorsy stuff in general. Or food…
Just leaving this here for anyone who may visit MASS MoCA. It’s an updated list of the sound art exhibits on view. I had no idea Christina Kubisch had a piece in the clocktower. Gotta check it out next time I’m there. https://massmoca.org/sound-art/
Additional hot tip: if you’re in MA check your local library to see if they have passes to the museum. Most of the time it’s a digital pass that you have to reserve online and print out the tickets yourself.