- Sat, Mar 25Social EngagementThe Zinn Education Project facilitates this all-day workshop for educators interested in learning and teaching more about Reconstruction, the era following the Civil War and emancipation, a time full of stories that can help us envision the possibility of a future defined by racial equity.
- Wed, Mar 29Epsilon SpiresDrummer Jon Mueller is celebrated for his uncommon technique, rigor and virtuosity. For this piece, Mueller employs a variety of gongs, percussion and electronics to create an atmosphere that is paradoxically meditative and cathartic. C.Lavender creates immersive and healing aural landscapes.
- Sat, Apr 01Epsilon SpiresWhen Alice follows the White Rabbit into the surreal reality of Wonderland, so begins our journey into the dark recesses of the imagination... Czech visonary Jan Švankmajer reinvents the Lewis Carroll classic in this visually fantastic fever-dream of live action, puppets, and stop-motion animation.
- Sun, Apr 02Epsilon SpiresThe freeform psychedelic music collective, Sunburned Hand of the Man returns to our sanctuary for an unforgettable evening of hallucinatory image and sound! The Powers /Rolin Duo combine hammered dulicimer and 12 string guitar to create shimmering and transcendent mystical folk meditations.
- Wed, Apr 05Epsilon SpiresAlastair Stout is an award-winning composer and organist from the Shetland Islands, UK. He studied at the Royal College of Music, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and at Royal Holloway, University of London. Alastair’s music spans almost every genre, the program for April is "Folk Songs".
- Wed, Apr 05Epsilon SpiresBalancing a sense of awe with social critique, the dreamy synth-pop of Dear Nora juxtaposes snapshots of the natural world—full moons, heat waves, birds sailing through the sky- with a looming sense of post-modern dread. The poetic Americana of Footings observes and embraces both darkness and hope.
- Sat, Apr 08Epsilon SpiresEcologist Jarrod Fowler and Educator Amber Wolfe Rounds of Zizia lead this all-ages workshop in our outdoor cinema. Attendees will learn about the ancient no-till plant propagation practice of seed bombing and biodynamics and will create and take home handmade seed bombs for native pollinators.
- Sat, Apr 08Epsilon SpiresZizia presents a live performance of multi-channel electroacoustic music in tune with local astrology and ecology in our Sanctuary to celebrate the new album release, Genera.
- Fri, Apr 21Epsilon SpiresThe comic genius of silent star Harold Lloyd is eternal and the famously jaw-dropping stunts and laugh-out-loud fun of SAFETY LAST! is the perfect introduction. Experience this classic with a live organ soundtrack performed by Ben Model, one of the nation’s leading silent film accompanists!
- Sat, Apr 29Epsilon SpiresAt the height of their fame, The Monkees teamed up with Jack Nicholson to film a no-holds-barred critique of fame and perception, destroying their careers in the process. HEAD (1968) is a kaleidoscopic satire that shatters the 4th-wall to mock War, America, Hollywood, and The Monkees themselves.
- Thu, May 04Epsilon SpiresPresented in collaboration with Nova Arts: a sonic ritual of melodic tension & cathartic release featuring drone-infused soundscapes by Montréal-based violinist Jessica Moss (Thee Silver Mt. Zion, Black Ox Orkestar) and dynamic interplay of voice, electronics, and woodwinds by sound-artist Ka Baird.
- Sat, May 13Epsilon SpiresA screening of the award-winning film FLEE, curated by Abdullah and featuring delicious Afghan food created by The Artlords, members of the artist collective from Afghanistan who recently resettled in Vermont. Tickets are by donation to support the curator and artists. Discussion panel details TBA
- Sun, May 14Epsilon SpiresCéline Sciamma's poetic film explores childhood and mother-daughter relationships with an enchanting metaphysical twist. Enjoy a glass of delightful sparkling wine and a chocolate-covered strawberry upon arrival. Delicious French cuisine from Madame Jo's Crêperie will be available during the event!
- Sun, May 21Epsilon SpiresIn collaboration with Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, we present the new film HILMA (2022), a story about an unwavering lifetime search for the truth about humanity and the universe by the enigmatic Swedish visionary now widely recognized as one of the Western world's first abstract artists.
- Thu, May 25Epsilon SpiresPresented in collaboration with Nova Arts: Japanese sound artist, FUJI||||||||||TA performs GAGAKU, a slow and elegant form of 7th century classical music on a hand-built pipe organ. Experimental guitarist Bill Nace uses a sculptural approach incorporating tape loops, the taishōgoto and hurdy-gurdy
- Sun, May 28Epsilon SpiresBlessed with a distinctive voice largely defined by a rich, cello-like timbre, U.K. Folk Legend Bridget St.John joins David Nagler for a magical night of performance in our Sanctuary. Opening support by Stella Kola, blissful chamber-folk that balances unique delicacy with melancholic clarity.
Video by Maralie Armstrong
Photo by Kristopher Radder
The belfry contains the permanent installation of the Weather Warlock drone synthesizer
Video by Maralie Armstrong
The Sanctuary was built in a similar fashion to a European opera house allowing for incredible acoustics and visceral sonic resonance. The versatile stage area has comfortably accommodated chamber orchestras, full-scale opera productions, and dozens of choral singers. The Estey pipe organ has been regularly maintained since installation in 1906 and is in perfect working order for performances ranging from classical to avant-garde. Ornately carved antique pews on 3 levels provide a seating capacity of 425. The venue also features a retractable cinema screen and projection capability.
ART + SCIENCE
Epsilon Spires hosts a multimedia art gallery on the top balcony of the Sanctuary with a curatorial focus on interactive installations that merge art and science to investigate the political implications of perception and subjectivity.