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    About Antenna Cloud Farm

    Antenna Cloud Farm is located on a hilltop in Western Massachusetts in the farming town of Gill, and occupies the ancestral and continuing homelands of the Abenaki, Nipmuc, and Pocumtuc tribes. ACF’s multifaceted and vision-based programming centers artistic excellence, community-building, cultural advocacy, mutual learning, reparative culture, and the joy of music-making in a beautiful setting.

     

    Antenna Cloud Farm is proud to support local agriculture and the food justice community, and aims to be a cultural hub for people doing the difficult but crucial work of building equity and justice in the world. Through ACF’s ongoing partnerships with visionary organizations, community leaders, and local farms, artists-in-residence connect with local communities, audiences, and youth through innovative and interactive programming.

    Greetings!

    Hello from our little hilltop in Gill, where things are buzzing with excitement and activity (and bees!) in preparation for an exceptionally exciting summer full of performances by renowned artists, new collaborations, and two big unveilings: The ACF Music Walk day-long event in Great Falls (TF), and The ACF Experimental Institute, a 2-week intensive serving as a prototype for the formation of a new conservatory centering liberatory curriculum and practice.

     

    Many thank to all our friends, collaborators, volunteers, and audience members, and so fortunate to be in partnership and kinship with organizations, local arts and community leaders, and agricultural changemakers doing truly impactful and inspired work to build a more just and sustainable world. We are deeply grateful to the ongoing support of our kinship organization, Musica Frankin, an organization that prepares students for a brighter future through music, and for their fiscal sponsorship. We are also thrilled to be in new partnership with Stone Soup Café!
     

    We hope to see you this summer!

     

    Yours,

    Michi Wiancko, ACF Director

     

    PS. Interested in volunteering? Click here to learn more!

    SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS!.

    This program is supported in part by grants from the Bernardston, Gill, Greenfield, Montague and Northfield Cultural Councils - local agencies which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. We are extremely grateful to these Local Cultural Councils for their support!

  •  ANTENNA CLOUD FARM 2022 SEASON

    THE ANTENNA CLOUD FARM

    MUSIC WALK

    EVENT #1 (FREE/GRATIS)

    New (SUNNY) date!

    SUNDAY JULY 3 // 1-8pm

    Great Falls (TF), MA.

    All performances are FREE with suggested donation to Nolumbeka Project. (Raindate: July 3)

     

    Join us for the first-ever Antenna Cloud Farm Music Walk: a village-wide festival in Great Falls (TF) showcasing the multi-faceted world of virtuoso percussion and celebrating businesses and public spaces throughout town.

     

    Featuring: Kaoru Watanabe, one of the world’s leading performers of taiko drums and fue (Japanese flute); I-SHEA & Karim Sumun, improviser extraordinaire Matan Rubinstein; innovative solo artist Lily-Rakia Chandler; The XY Duo, twin-sister marimba virtuosi, and a talk and acknowledgement of land by Nolumbeka Project president, David Brule. PLUS 9 Artist Discovery Listening Stations located throughout town, Children's Musical Costume Parade, sidewalk sales, and more!!

     

    Co-presented by RiverCulture and Antenna Cloud Farm. Sponsored by Greenfield Cooperative Bank.
    In collaboration with Santo Taco, Nice Snack Parlor, the Great Falls Discovery Center, and the Unity Park Waterfront District.

    GRAVITY HILL

    EVENT #2

    Friday, July 8 // 7-10pm &

    Saturday, July 9 // 7-10pm

    Pushkin Gallery in Greenfield, MA.

    General Admission: $25 / Sliding scale: $15-20
     

    Gravity Hill is a two-night festival featuring place-based installations and performances curated in reference to the Pushkin Gallery, originally built in 1876. Immersive audiovisual interventions will be installed within the nooks and corners of the historic bank building, and musical performances will take place in the reverberant marble atrium. ACF creative director Michi Wiancko will perform her electro-acoustic solo project, Kono Michi, as part of the evening’s various offerings.

     

    Co-presented by Hawks & Reed and Antenna Cloud Farm in collaboration with artists and curators, Cori Cannavino and Stella Silbert.
     

    MATT EVANS’ AQUATIC HOUSE

    EVENT #3

    EVENT CANCELLED
    Saturday, July 16 @ ACF in Gill, MA.

    Hilltop opens: 4pm // Concert 6pm

    General Admission: $20 / 18 & under: FREE / Reduced Rate: $10
    (Raindate: July 17)
     

    We are so very excited to invite composer and percussionist extraordinaire Matt Evans to ACF for a 2-week creative retreat and outdoor performance of his newest project, Aquatic House. Matt produces acoustic and electronic music, collaborative performances, and concept-driven recording projects through an eco-fictional lens.

     

    Taking cues from interwoven organic species, entangled online networks, and intersectional thinking, Matt uses drum-driven hypnotic soundscapes and embodied improvisatory performance to question the unknowable and absurd relationships between the human experience, capital-driven consumerism, and ecological systems.

    HAWK HENRIES

    @ 9TH ANNUAL POCUMTUCK HOMELANDS FESTIVAL

    EVENT #4

    Saturday, August 6 // 10am - 7pm &

    Sunday, August 7 // 10am - 5pm

    Unity Park, Great Falls (TF)

    FREE and open to all ages
     

    ACF is thrilled to collaborate with Nolumbeka Project once again in support of the 9th Annual Pocumtuck Homelands Festival, A Celebration of Art, Music, and Cultures.

     

    It's our great honor to host a retreat for musical artist Hawk Henries, who is a member of the Chaubunagungamaug band of Nipmuck, a people indigenous to what is now southern New England. In addition to being an internationally-acclaimed performer and sought-after public speaker and educator, Hawk Henries has been composing original flute music and making flutes using only hand tools and fire for over twenty 25 years.

     

    Also performing at the Festival: Keith Secola, the Kingfisher Singers, Iron River Singers, Wicozani, Black Hawk Singers. Social dancing led by Andre Strongbearheart Gaines and Robert Peters.

     

    THE ANTENNA CLOUD FARM 

    EXPERIMENTAL INSTITUTE

    EVENT #5

    August 15-28 @ ACF in Gill, MA

    Ei artists will be performing at for the Stone Soup Café Harvest Supper on August 27!
     

    Conceived of and built collaboratively with artists and educators Mazz Swift and PaviElle French, the Institute is a multi-faceted, 2-week summer intensive, in which an accomplished group of fellows and mentoring faculty will convene to collaborate, incubate new projects, build community, and engage in mutual learning and activation towards societal change.

     

    The Institute will also serve as a prototyping and seed-planting space for the creation of a radical new music conservatory built upon anti-racist and liberatory values, and centered on holistic approaches to artistic excellence, performance, personal wellness, decolonized academic study, career-building, and the creation of new work.

     

    Join our mailing list for last minute invites and popup concert info!
     

    KAMERIN

    ACF SEASON FINALE CONCERT

    EVENT #6

    Saturday, September 10 @ ACF in Gill

    Hilltop opens: 3pm // Concert 5pm

    General Admission: $20 / 18 & under: FREE / Reduced Rate: $10 (Raindate: Sept. 11)
     

    Helping to bring the summer season to a stirring close will be the magical musical offerings of Kamerin, a nonbinary, trans singer, songwriter, and teacher whose dreamy and introspective stylings combine a hauntingly pure, virtuosic vocal sound with electronics-based loops and tasteful beats. Kamerin isn’t afraid to show their vulnerability on stage as they explore places of loneliness, nostalgia, and heartbreak.

     

    Join us for this special event and a sunset-tinged end-of-summer celebration and bonfire.

     

  • SUMMER AT-A-GLANCE


    Event 1: NEW (SUNNY) DATE! SUNDAY, JULY 3 // 1-8 pm. The Antenna Cloud Farm Music Walk in TF/GF.

     

    Event 2: July 8 & 9 // 7-10pm. Gravity Hill at the Pushkin Gallery in Greenfield. Buy Tickets.

     

    Event 3: EVENT CANCELLED Matt Evans' Aquatic House at ACF in Gill.

     

    Event 4: August 6 // 10am-7pm & August 7 // 10am-5pm. Hawk Henries @ The 9th Annual Pocumtuck Homelands Festival. Support Nolumbeka Project.

     

    Event 5: August 15-28 (Concerts TBA). The Antenna Cloud Farm Experimental Institute. Volunteer.

     

    Event 6: September 10 // Concert at 5pm (Grounds open 3 pm). Kamerin at ACF in Gill. Buy Tickets.

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  • THE ACF EXPERIMENTAL INSTITUTE

    Announcing the first-ever ACF Experimental Institute, taking place from August 15-28. Conceived of and built collaboratively with artists and educators Mazz Swift and PaviElle French the 2022 ACF Experimental Institute is a multi-faceted, 2-week summer intensive, in which an accomplished group of fellows and mentoring faculty will convene here at ACF to collaborate, incubate new projects, build community, and engage in mutual learning and activation towards societal change. The Institute will also serve as a prototyping, brainstorming, and seed-planting space for the creation of a radical new music conservatory, centered on holistic approaches to artistic excellence, and built upon anti-racist and liberatory values.The Conservatory will be led by a group of prominent and forward-thinking cultural and musical leaders, and offer programming rooted in artistic excellence, personal wellness, decolonized academic study, innovative and sustainable approaches to career-building, social impact work, performance opportunities, and the creation of new work.

     

    Ei artists will be performing at for the Stone Soup Café Harvest Supper on August 27. Join our mailing list to get last minute invites and popup concert information! Volunteer for the Experimental Institute here! 

  • THE ANTENNA CLOUD FARM MUSIC WALK
    NEW DATE! JULY/JULIO 3, 2022
    GREAT FALLS (TF), MA

    A village-wide festival showcasing the multi-faceted world of virtuoso percussion and celebrating local businesses and public spaces. Free live performances by world-renowned artists & 10 Artist Discovery Listening Stations throughout town.

     

    Co-sponsored by RiverCulture and Greenfield Cooperative Bank. In support of Nolumbeka Project & The 9th Annual Pocumtuck Homelands Festival (Aug. 6-7). In collaboration with Unity Park Waterfront District, Santo Taco, Nice Snack Parlor, Under The Tree Arts, and the Great Falls Discovery Center.

     

    SCHEDULE:

     

    1:00 pm* | TAIKO DEMONSTRATION WITH KAORU WATANABE @ Unity Park Waterfront (Santo Taco)

    2:00 pm* | I-SHEA & KARIM SUMUN @ Unity Park Waterfront (Santo Taco)

    Third culture musicians blend the best of the Caribbean & South East Asia and the Top Ten on daytime soulful world radio.

    3:00 pm | MUSICAL FUN FOR CHILDREN @ Unity Park Waterfront (Nice Snack Parlor) Hosted by Marcy Gregoire of Under the Tree Arts.

    3:15 pm | CHILDREN'S MUSICAL COSTUME PARADE

    Parade begins at Nice Snack Parlor, and ends at the Great Falls Discovery Center.

    4:00 pm | MATAN RUBINSTEIN @ Spinner Park.

    Improvised set with a Mbira, Toy Piano, computer and, quite possibly, anything within arm’s reach by this multi-talented composer.

    5:00 pm | XY PERCUSSION DUO @ Peskeompskut Park.

    Twin sister virtuosi Xingyue and Xingyao play duets and solos on the marimba.

    6:00 pm | DAVID BRULE @ Peskeompskut Park.

    President of Nolumbeka Project will give a brief talk and an acknowledgement of the land.

    6:15 pm | LILY-RAKIA CHANDLER @ Peskeompskut Park.

    From 90s-style Hip-hop flow to haunting Hebrew melodies to traditional Mohawk Chant.

    7:00 pm | KAORU WATANABE @ Peskeompskut Park.

    Innovative original compositions by one of the world’s leading performers of taiko drums and fue (Japanese flute).

     

    *Due to unforeseen circumstances, Jo Sallins will not be performing.

  • Support the local businesses, services, 

    artisans, and restaurants of Great Falls (TF) and Gill!

    • Black Cow Burger Bar (125 Avenue A) Upscale burgers, vegetarian options, craft beer, cocktails, milkshakes, chocolates, candies.
    • Brick and Feather Brewery (78 11th Street) Brick & Feather beers are hand-brewed on a manual 7-barrel system.
    • CeCe’s Chinese Restaurant (51 Avenue A)
    • Country Creemee (52 Avenue A) Hard and soft ice cream, grinders, soup, salad.
    • Five Eyed Fox (37 Third Street) Locally sourced and home made. Thoughtful comfort food, excellent beer, & cocktails.
    • Great Falls Harvest Market & Restaurant (50 Third Street) Fresh, local and creative cuisine. Weekend breakfast and lunch!
    • Nice. Snack Parlor (147 Second Street) Organic & Local Shaved Ice, Custom Sodas, Iced Coffee, and Specialty Beverages.
    • Pioneer Valley Brewery (151 Third Street) 
    • The Rendezvous (78 Third Street) 
    • Santo Taco Food Truck (148 Second Street) Authentic tacos and Mexican street food using sustainable ingredients.
    • Shady Glen Restaurant (7 Avenue A) Great diner style food and breakfast all day.
    • Turners Falls Pizza House (119 Avenue A) Fresh hot pizza and grinders.
    • The Upper Bend (112 Avenue A) From scratch menu of breakfast and lunch; housemade beverages and high quality coffee and tea.
    • Cielito Lindo (24 French King Hwy in Gill) Authentic Mexican Food Truck
    • Gill Tavern (326 Main Road in Gill) We believe the best-tasting food is grown locally, in season.
    • Upinngil Farm (411 Main Road in Gill) Small diverse family farm, that sells raw milk and farmstead cheeses from our small herd of grass-fed cows, whole grain flours, eggs, baked goods, fruits, vegetables, and lots of other local grocery items.
    • Wagon Wheel (39 French King Highway in Gill) Burgers, dogs, salads, sandwiches and house-made ice cream.
    • About Face Computer Solutions (176 Avenue A, Suite 2) 
    • Abundant Splendor Healing Center (69 Second Street) Private/community acupuncture; herbal treatments; wellness education.
    • Basically Bicycles (88 Third Street) Full-service owner-operated providing personalized service, maintenance and repairs. 
    • Breakdown Records (59 Avenue A) Sells and trades new and used CDs, records, DVDs, tapes, video games, game consoles, turntables, speakers, CD players, stereo receivers, DVD players, VCRs, LaserDisc, BluRay and books
    • Buckingham Rabbits Vintage (102 Avenue A) Vintage and secondhand clothing for all! For men, women, little ones and you, too!
    • Ed’s Barber Shop (74 Avenue A) Haircuts for Men 
    • FAB Fashion (69 Second Street) Trendy-high quality fashion at fair trade prices. 
    • Fire + Embers Yoga School (141 Second Street) Wellness Coop. Self- Care and Vitality.
    • Gary’s Coins and Antiques (56 Avenue A) A certified numismatist, Gary sells gold, silver, and platinum jewelry, costume jewelry, diamonds, coins and artwork. Free estate appraisals.
    • Gun Rack (157 Avenue A) Retail sales for the sportsman and the competitor alike, plus educational courses, and gunsmithing.
    • Hired Hand Signs (34 Third Street) Jess Marsh, artist. Hand Painted Signs, Murals, Design, Hand Lettering, Gold Leaf.
    • Kharma Salon (131 Avenue A) Hair styling. Multidimensional color. Low and highlights. Traditional and Creative Foiling.
    • LOOT Made + Found (62 Avenue A) Industrial artifact and handmade goods emporium. 
    • Nova Motorcycle (147 Second Street) Vintage Motorcycle Repair and Award winning Specialty Builds.
    • Pipione’s Sports Shop (101 Avenue A) Fishing, Hunting, T-Shirt and Cap Printing, Live Bait, Guns and Ammo.
    • REPLAY Music Gear (370 Avenue A) Guitars of all sorts and a wide range of percussion and band instruments. 
    • Sadie’s Bikes (42 Canal Street / Closed for the Season)
    • Sage Green Botanicals (50 Third Street) Offering a full herbal Apothecary, bulk herbs, tinctures, extracts, tea blends, & more
    • The Style Inn (1 George Avenue) Hair, Color, Mani-Pedi, Facials
    • Swanson’s Fabrics (106 Avenue A) Fabrics and notions resourced from retired sewing stashes. ALL FABRICS ARE $4.00/yd!
    • Textur Beauty Bar (104 Avenue A) Hair, Color, Waxing, Brow and Lash
    • Thorntail Tattoo (107 Avenue A) A women-run studio focusing on collaboration; unique and custom tattoo design. 100% vegan ink.
    • Tangible Bliss (38 Third Street) Custom one of a kind jewelry, art, clothing, leather accessories, tumbled stones and crystals.

      SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS!.

      This program is supported in part by grants from the Bernardston, Gill, Greenfield, Montague and Northfield Cultural Councils - local agencies which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. We are extremely grateful to these Local Cultural Councils for their support!

    • VISITING ACF

      TICKETS: 

      General Admission: $20 / 18 & under: FREE / Reduced Rate: $10

      WHAT TO BRING:

      The ACF hill is open 2 hours prior to each concert. Bring a picnic or take a stroll before the show! We encourage you to bring a lawn chair or blanket, bug spray, hat, and any other items that will support your outdoor concert experience. Please, no glassware or dogs (medical and emotional support animals are permitted). First aid kit available on site.

      ACCESSIBILITY:

      For concerts held at Antenna Cloud Farm, dedicated priority parking and concert seating will be readily accessible to guests with limited mobility or specific needs. Portable restrooms, including one that is ADA-compliant, will be available to guests and located next to the priority parking area. For outdoor concerts, the distance between parking and priority seating is approximately 200 feet, and spans a relatively flat expanse of mowed lawn.

       

      Our indoor concerts are wheelchair-accessible. Thank you for notifying us in advance if you or your guest will be attending in a wheelchair, so we can make sure our ramps are properly set up.

      DIRECTIONS:

      Antenna Cloud Farm is located at 25 Green Hill Rd in Gill, MA.

      BY CAR: From Rt 91, take Exit 46 (old Exit 27) toward Boston. Drive 2.5 miles on Rt 2-E. At the second traffic light (Mobil station), turn left onto Main Rd, then turn left onto W. Gill Rd. In 1/4 mile, turn right onto S Cross Rd. In a little under a mile, turn left onto Green Hill Rd and drive to the top of the hill. Take Green Hill Rd to the top of the hill and look for parking signs.

      BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Greenfield is our local transit hub, and can be reached via train (Amtrak) and bus (Greyhound). To reach Antenna Cloud Farm from the Greenfield transit station, call About Town Taxi at 413-774-4000.

    • PAST ACF ARTISTS

      Arooj Aftab
      (BARBÈS In the Woods) 8/21/21

      BIGYUKI
      (BARBÈS In the Woods) 8/21/21

      Sam Amidon
      (S4-3) 7/31/21

      Andrew Yee
      (S4-2 A&B) 7/18/21

      Bombay Rickey
      (S4-1) 7/10/21

      NOW Ensemble

      (S3-5 A&B)

      10/5/19

      Jen Curtis

      (S3-4 A&B) 9/14/19

      Christina Pato & Mazzmuse

      (S3-3) 8/24/19

      Mirah

      (S3-2) 8/10/19

      PROJECT Trio

      (S3-1) 7/27/19

      CINDERTALK

      (S2-10) 9/29/18

      Gaelynn Lea

      (S2-9) 9/16/18

      Alex Sopp & Michael Mizrahi

      (S2-7) 8/31/18

      Irwin Reese & Julia Bady

      (S2-6) 8/19/18

      Founders

      (S2-5) 8/4/18

      The Aizuri Quartet

      (S2-4) 7/21/18

      The Hands Free

      (S2-2) 6/24/18

      LADAMA

      (S2-1) 6/8/18

      9 Horses

      (S1-5) 10/14/17

      Raman & Melissa (S1-4) 10/1/17

      Michi Wiancko

      (S1-3) 9/3/17

      Ayane & Paul

      (S1-1) 7/8/17

    • PRESS FOR ACF

      "Classical music events to catch before the summer is over"

      "Antenna Cloud Farm’s six-part festival bringing ‘music that really stirs people'"

      "Sounds Local: Return of Antenna Cloud Farm"

      "A Musical Haven with a vision - and a view - in Western Mass"

      "Critic's Picks: 10 Can't-miss Classical Events"

      "Rural Music Retreat Attracts Top-Notch Artists"

    • SUPPORT ACF

      All donations to Antenna Cloud Farm go directly to artist travel and food, outreach events, and concert/event production, and are 100% tax deductible through the 501(c)(3) non-profit status of our fiscal sponsor, Musica Franklin. Antenna Cloud Farm is funded from donations from music-lovers like you, small local cultural council grants, and ticket sales. Thank you for your support.

    • CONTACT

      Sign up to receive updates, concert announcements, invitations to special events, & more! Or email us directly at info@antennacloudfarm.com. Be sure to include your physical mailing address for extras and special goodies throughout the year!

      25 Green Hill Road, Gill, MA 01354
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