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March 03/12/21, 2021
Ancient Future Times: Alternate Reality Video from the Ancient Future View Online With Video and Photos:
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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
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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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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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