Silo Sessions, the live video session series filmed inside Silo City's grain elevators, recently returned with a new collection of performances.
Since debuting in 2014, the ongoing series has featured short sets from touring acts like Nat Baldwin (Dirty Projectors), Small Houses and Julie Byrne to an eclectic array of local standouts including Andrew Biggie, Steve Baczwkowski, TJ Borden and Sonny Baker, all while making fine use of the rich acoustics found within the walls of the silos.
For its new season, the Silo Sessions crew has already shared videos from experimental electronic musician Pam Swarts, soaring space rock outfit Aircraft and Chicago-bred orchestral-folk group the Papers, among others. Additional installments will premiere throughout the year on the series' Vimeo page where you also can find a full archive of all the Silo Session installments.
"With this group of videos, we are looking to expose different aspects of the culture in Buffalo," explains Silo Sessions co-founder/executive producer Kevin O'Brien Cane. "We filmed a dance performance, a few hip-hop acts and full bands. We are trying to explore the possibilities of the silos while also giving artists opportunities to expand their own ideas about their work.
"A huge thanks as always goes to Jeff Mace, Shannon Madden, Kyle Marler, Al Wojinski and Ben Jura for their hard work on this series. Also, be sure to come to Amherst Theatre (3500 Main St.) for the Wim Wenders retrospective that is happening throughout April to see some of the sessions 0n the big screen before the film."