Fringe Music

Wise & Young, Alexander Turnquist, Jerusha Trotman

Thu, Jun 27, 2019

doors at 7:00pm | Wine & Beer | SoMa Food Truck
music at 8:00pm

The Foundry
2 Harris Street, West Stockbridge, Massachusetts 01266


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Bazaar Productions, Inc in collaboration with the Foundry is delighted to announce the relaunch of our adventurous new music series, Fringe Music. Founded with the mission to introduce Berkshire audiences to a platform of multivarious music styles, the series has continued to serve as a vibrant testing ground for emerging and established sonic innovators, composers and performers.

The 2019 Fringe Music series kicks off on Thursday, June 27 directly following the West Stockbridge Farmers Market (3-7pm).

The show features a dynamic lineup including the electronic/acoustic violin and percussion duo Wise & Young (Boston/Berkshires, MA), violist/singer/songwriter Jerusha Trotman (New York, NY) and solo guitarist Alexander Turnquist (Hudson, NY).

Doors to the Foundry open at 7pm, concert begins at 8pm. Guests can come early and enjoy delicious farm to table snacks from the SoMa Food Truck, a glass of wine or beer and catch a sneak preview of the visual art exhibit “Green“ by Pat Brentano.



Wise & Young is made up of percussionist Peter Wise and violinist Jeffrey Young. Mining classical, rock, jazz and electronic influences, the duo creates electronically augmented instrumental music developed through improvisation, collaboration, recording, and revision. Their unique process and sound infuses nuance and wonder into traditional instruments, found materials, pots and pans, and even eviscerated ’80s drum machines.


Jerusha Trotman is a New York City native violist and singer/songwriter currently pursuing music performance at Borough of Manhattan Community College. Her haunting, lush acoustic sounds feature viola and voice. Lyrical and visceral, her music tackles topics ranging from self-esteem and mental illness to romantic misadventures. Her new single "Imposter" is due out in July.


Alexander Turnquist is a guitarist/composer who uses the haunting sound of the 12-string acoustic guitar and unique finger-style approach to create mesmerizing harmonies. Emerging from the influence of players like Alex De Grassi and Kaki King, minimalist composers like Philip Glass and Steve Reich, and fellow innovators like Rhys Chatham and Sonic Youth, it is often hard to believe that the sounds generated by Turnquist are coming from a single instrument.