Upcoming Performance

Chatterbird to Perform Improvisational Concert Using Footage from Nashville Metro Archives

Chatterbird, a Nashville-based chamber ensemble, has announced further details for their next performance, Historic Nashville: A Celebration in Music and Film. The concert is free and open to the public and will take place June 21 at Nashville Public Library’s downtown location (615 Church Street). Additional info can be found here.

Chatterbird and Metro Archives Audiovisual Conservation Center have partnered once again to present a new live performance combining music and archival film footage. Working alongside Metro Archives Staff, chatterbird selected unseen and endangered footage from the collection for preservation, including film from the James Kilgore and Thomas Mayhew Collections. The ensemble then created a new music score and film piece which will debut live at Nashville Public Library on June 21 at 12:00 PM.

Wu Fei has curated the improvisation in the past. This time, the films will be curated by percussionist Aaron Walters and harpist Timbre Cierpke. This will be the first in a series of Nashville-based curators chatterbird will explore throughout their next season.The concert is also partnering with Make Music Nashville to present the concert in recognition of World Music Day, a live, free musical celebration that happens citywide every June 21.

“We’re excited for our third year of partnership with Metro Archives,” says Celine Thackston, Artistic Director of chatterbird. “It has been gratifying to dig in and share a glimpse of Nashville’s history, landscape, and culture while creating unique soundtracks that help bring it all to life.”

Historic Nashville: A Celebration of Music and Film

Friday, June 21, 2019 – 12:00 PM
Nashville Public Library

615 Church Street

Nashville, TN 37219
Free Admission


Celine Thackston, Artistic Director

Aaron Waters, Percussionist

Timbre Cierpke, Harpist

chatterbird Musicians


About chatterbird: chatterbird is a chamber music ensemble that explores alternative instrumentation, stylistic diversity, and interdisciplinary collaboration in order to create thoughtful, intimate, and inventive musical experiences. Formed in 2014, chatterbird performs classical music that skirts traditional boundaries, sliding between classical, jazz, hip-hop, rock, avant-garde, and country, creating a thoughtful and inventive way to discover and experience modern classical music. chatterbird brings cutting-edge chamber music repertoire into spaces where you wouldn’t usually find it, like bars, galleries, breweries, basements, and everywhere in between.


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