Hooray! Our trio album, Live at 1794 Meetinghouse is available!
Billy Klock and Wim Auer played with me for three years following the release of Talon of the Blackwater in 2009. These guys gave their hearts and souls to my music. What great champions! I love them both.
Listening to these tracks over the last few weeks has been a great joy. Our last performance together was on July 8, 2012. At long last, an “official” release! Dedicated to Billy Klock and Wim Auer.
Please take a listen! Buy yourself an individual track or the whole album!
Thank you for your support.
Over one year ago, Richie Davis wrote this powerful story for the Greenfield Recorder, our local paper. Our interview together was the first I had spoken publicly about the composition that had been underway for years.
Aberfan – One Woman’s elegy for a Welsh village’s young disaster victims
Aberfan – One Woman’s elegy for a Welsh village’s young disaster victims (page 2)
Laura Siersema is composer of Aberfan (7 pianos, voice and tools of rescue), a sponsored project of New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization. All donations are tax deductible. Your contribution ensures we can return to the studio to complete its recording.
Photo from Getty Images by Jim Gray
Many thanks to The United Congregational Church of Conway (Massachusetts) for their $100 contribution yesterday to Aberfan.
This generous gift, in combination with my posting yesterday about a completed grant application, made me once again appreciate the necessity of donations of all sizes. Grants for thousands of dollars are highly competitive, and therefore uncertain. Individual donations like this one, however, form the backbone of everything I am trying to do. Each one gets us closer to being able to actualize this project.
For centuries, patrons have been essential to bringing art into the world.
A difficult and singular endeavor that has carried itself through me over years (and will continue to do so) would be impossible to realize without the help from those for whom Aberfan resonates. For everyone that gives to this undertaking, know that its enduring and significant impact is now also in your hands.
If you would wish your contribution to be publicly shared, as did The United Congregational Church of Conway, I would be happy to do so.
For giving to Aberfan, please go to tinyurl.com/FundAberfan.
ABCD (Arts Block Contact Dance) Jam, Arts Block Greenfield, MA. 3/25/14, 8-10PM. Every 4th Tuesday of the month the Greenfield Contact Jam will be hosting this new special Dance Improvisation Jam. Each Jam will feature an Improvisational musician to accompany us on our journey. On March 25th Laura Siersema, piano. Cost $10-25. (413) 774-0150 http://www.theartsblock.com
All Soul’s Church, Greenfield, MA. 11/20/13, 12:15 pm. Join me at All Soul’s Church, 393 Main Street in Greenfield, MA on November 20, 2013, 12:15 – 12:45 pm. Solo piano. Stillness Variations over D — 8 original, modern compositions. Call 413-773-5018 for more information, or visit http://www.uugreenfield.org.