Sam Day Harmet will be in residence Saturdays in September at 6pm Sam Day Harmet
is a mandolinist, guitarist, and multi-instrumentalist composing and improvising around NYC. A musician of diverse tastes, Sam's projects range from deconstructive folk and jazz, to free improvisation, to left field electronic music, to Soundpainting and beyond. His compositional and improv work often blurs the lines between far flung styles and disciplines. Around NYC, he can regularly be found performing with La Banda Chuska, Astroturf Noise, the Walter Thompson Orchestra, and various klezmer, folk, and improvisational groupings. His work has been called "wildly fresh" by Jazziz Magazine and "chic and eccentric" by The New York Times.
Since forming Astroturf Noise in 2017, the trio of Sam Day Harmet (mandolin/electronics), Sana Nagano (violin/effects), and Zach Swanson (upright bass) has carved out a distinctive sonic space where American roots music coexists with electronics-spiked free improv and Downtown skronk. Their debut LP was released via 577 Records in 2020 with a follow up album coming soon.