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Ancient Future
Influence: North American , Asian
Genre: world fusion, jazz
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Ancient Future Concert Streams Live June 12, 2021 at 3:30 PM PDT Alternate Reality Concerts Continue
First Ancient Future Concert Since 2019!

https://www.ancient-future.com/pr_zoom_concert.html

Subscribers to the Ancient Future Times wrote to suggest that Ancient Future offer virtual concerts during the pandemic and beyond. A new series of Alternate Reality Concerts from the Ancient Future was created in response, and Matthew Montfort was the inaugural performer on his birthday, February 12, 2021.To sign up for upcoming shows, simply send your email address to info@ancient-future.com. Put "Alternate Reality Concert" in the subject. You will receive a link to participate before each performance. There's currently no charge, but donations are very much needed to support the music, especially in this time of uncertainty as to when concerts will again be safe and potentially economically viable.

Exactly four months later, Ancient Future will perform a live streaming concert on June 12 at 3:30 PM PST. It's the first Ancient Future performance since the end of their 40th anniversary season in late 2019, when the band performed at the Kentucky Mine Amphitheater in Sierra City, California. Tabla master Aditya Kalyanpur was on that date and handed his iPhone to audience members to take videos of the performance. He shared the results with Jhankar, an Indian arts organization in Cincinnati, and they came forth to sponsor this streaming concert. The concert features a trio program consisting of Matthew Montfort on scalloped fretboard guitar, Aditya Kalyanpur on tabla, and Frank Martin on keyboards. The set list features compositions by Matthew Montfort and Frank Martin.

Saturday, June 12 , 3:30 PM PDT
Ancient Future Trio
Free Streaming Concert Sponsored by Jhankar:
https://www.jhankar.org/events/2021/AncientFuture.html
Facebook Live:
https://www.facebook.com/events/261356152436413
YouTube Live:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdP2ueIgM_JpvTSJ1iivHhg
Upcoming Show Notifications: Send your email address to info@ancient-future.com. Put "Alternate Reality Concert" in the subject.

Time Conversions:
Saturday, June 12 , 12:30 PM HST (Hawaii), 6:30 PM EDT (East Coast USA), 7:30 PM GMT-3 (Rio de Janeiro)
Sunday June 13, 12:30 AM CEST (Central Europe), 4:00 AM IST (India), 7:30 AM JST (Japan)
Biographies
Aditya Kalyanpur (tabla, percussion)

Photo of Aditya Kalyanpur

Hi-Res Photo of Aditya Kalyanpur (6.5" x 4.5" 300 dpi, 1.5 MB)

Aditya Kalyanpur began his training on the tabla at the age of five under the guidance of two of India's top tabla masters: the late Alla Rakha Khan and his son Zakir Hussain. Aditya was first seen performing with Ustad Zakir Hussain for the famous "Wah Taj!" television commercial at the age of 11. His style consists of bold and clear execution of syllables, pinpoint precision in rhythm coupled with a colossal repertoire of compositions and improvisational technique. He has performed with top Indian artists including Shivkumar Sharma, Shujaat Khan, and A.R. Rahman. He can be heard on Katy Perry's "Legendary Lovers" from her album "Prism," and also recorded with Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones.
Frank Martin (keys)

Photo of Frank Martin

Hi-Res Photo of Frank Martin (2" x 2", 300 dpi)

Master keyboardist Frank Martin has performed and/or recorded with a wide variety of artists that include Stevie Wonder, Sting, Larry Coryell, Flora Purim & Airto Moriera, Herbie Hancock, Tuck & Patti, Nguyen Le, Trilok Gurtu, John McLaughlin, Santana, Chris Isaak, B.B. King, Larry Carlton, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Patti Labelle, L. Subramaniam, Ramsey Lewis, Stanley Turrentine, Turtle Island String Quartet, Zakir Hussain, Wayne Shorter, Chico Pinheiro, Mel Torme, Dizzy Gellespie, Ronnie Laws, Charlie Musselwhite, Annie Lennox, John Mellencamp, Run DMC, MC Hammer, and many others.
Matthew Montfort (band leader, scalloped fretboard guitar)

Photo of Scalloped Fretboard Guitarist Matthew Montfort
Hi-Res Photo of Matthew Montfort (5" x 3", 300 dpi, 678k)

Ancient Future leader Matthew Montfort is a pioneer of the scalloped fretboard guitar (an instrument combining qualities of the South Indian vina and the steel string guitar). He is on DigitalDreamDoor.com's 100 Greatest Acoustic Guitarists list. Inclusion on the list is based on originality, innovation, technique, and influence on other acoustic guitarists over the years. He has performed worldwide, including the Festival Internacional de la Guitarra on the golden coast of Spain near Barcelona, the Mumbai Festival at the Gateway of India in Bombay, and the Music for People and Thingamajigs Festival in San Francisco, from which a segment of his performance was broadcast on the Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC along with an interview about his guitar work. Montfort wrote the book Ancient Traditions - Future Possibilities: Rhythmic Training Through the Traditions of Africa, Bali, and India, which has been used by many musicians to improve their rhythm skills. more
Ancient Future Times: Alternate Reality Video from the Ancient Future View Online With Video and Photos:
https://www.ancient-future.com/newsmarch2021.html

March 2021 Issue:

Alternate Reality Concerts from the Ancient Future
•Dedicated to a Better Future Through World Fusion Music
https://www.ancient-future.com/newsmarch2021.html#concert

Watch and Share the First Video from the Alternate Reality
•Sympathetic Serenade for Scalloped Fretboard Guitar by Matthew Montfort
https://www.ancient-future.com/newsmarch2021.html#video

Alternate Reality Concerts from the Ancient Future
Scalloped Fretboard Guitarist Matthew Montfort
Dedicated to a Better Future Through World Fusion Music

Subscribers to the Ancient Future Times wrote to suggest that Ancient Future offer virtual concerts during the pandemic and beyond. A new series of Alternate Reality Concerts from the Ancient Future was created in response. Matthew Montfort was the inaugural performer with a 30 minute live concert on his birthday, February 12, 2021. His improvisational scalloped fretboard guitar performance was streamed and recorded on Zoom.

More solo performances and call-and-response round robins are in the works featuring master musicians such as Pandit Habib Khan (sitar), Aditya Kalyanpur (tabla), Shenshen Zhang (pipa), and Faisal Zedan (Syrian percussion).

To sign up for upcoming shows, simply send your email address to info@ancient-future.com. Put "Alternate Reality Concert" in the subject. You will receive a link to participate before each performance.

Watch and Share the First Video from the Alternate Reality
Sympathetic Serenade for Scalloped Fretboard Guitar by Matthew Montfort

Sympathetic Serenade Video
Share Link:
https://ethnocloud.com/Matthew_Montfort/?y_video=14646&b=943

When Matthew Montfort was working on his debut solo recording for scalloped fretboard guitar (a special guitar modified to enable ornaments characteristic of the sitar), he recorded a number of spontaneously improvised serenades. Were it not for some serendipitous sequencing coupled with the allure of alliteration, it's likely that Sympathetic Serenade would have been released as the eighth improvisation on what became Seven Serenades for Scalloped Fretboard Guitar.Instead, this evocative serenade was released as a mini EP to rave reviews, prompting his addition to DigitalDreamDoor.com's 100 Greatest Acoustic Guitarists list. Inclusion on the list is based on originality, innovation, technique, and influence on other acoustic guitarists. In this live recording from the inaugural performance of the Alternate Reality Concert Series from the Ancient Future, he revisits the piece with a new interpretation on his custom Martin scalloped fretboard guitar in which he expands on the original's use of the melodic elements of Rag Bhairavi and mixes in chordal structures from Spanish guitar music.
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Ancient Future Times: Alternate Reality Concerts from the Ancient Future http://www.ancient-future.com/newsjan2021.html

New Years 2020/2021 Issue:

Alternate Reality Concerts from the Ancient Future
•Matthew Montfort Performs Inaugural Recital

Seven Steps of Sound Support
•Help Musicians Through Tough Times

Reading, Rhythm, and Raga
•Matthew Montfort's Masterclasses

Private Online Music Lessons
•Winter Bloom on Zoom

The Cowboy and the Yogi
•Book by Music Writer Teed Rockwell Features Reviews of Ancient Future
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Ancient Future Times: Vote to Help Ancient Future Play Here Somehow Ancient Future Times
Vote to Help Ancient Future Play Here Somehow

View Online With Photos:
http://www.ancient-future.com/newsnov2020.html

November 2020 Issue:

Vote to Help Ancient Future Play Here Somehow
•Alternate Reality Concerts from the Ancient Future?
http://ancient-future.com/newsnov2020.html#coronavirus

Reading, Rhythm, and Raga
•Take a Break from Election Coverage with Matthew Montfort's Masterclasses
http://ancient-future.com/newsnov2020.html#workshop

Private Online Music Lessons
•Winter Bloom on Zoom
http://ancient-future.com/newsnov2020.html#lessons more
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World's Longest Running Band Dedicated to the Creation of World Fusion Music

"Ancient Future offers evocative world music imbued with graceful simplicity."–Bob Tarte,THE BEAT

BILLBOARD calls the group"trendsetters"for contributing to the emerging movement known asworld fusion music, a term Ancient Future leader Matthew Montfort coined at the band’s ... more
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