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Atlantic String Machine
Since their formation in April 2015, the Atlantic String Machine has been taking the Prince Edward Island classical music scene by storm. The group is made up of five musicians with considerable professional experience having performed worldwide with internationally recognized symphony and chamber orchestras, ensembles and individual artists. They have recently joined together to present a wide range of music from classical to jazz and pop.

During the last 16 months, the ASM have performed many concerts including sold out performances at the Watermark Theatre in Rustico, at the intimate venue of Harrington House in Rice Point and at the Haviland Club in Charlottetown. Feature performances have included collaborations with well-known Newfoundland jazz guitarist Duane Andrews, Charlottetown’s dynamic vocal ensemble Sirens and Dr. Karem Simon, as part of the UPEI Recital Series. Recently, ASM also performed as part of the opening concert of the 2016 Indian River Festival with Newfoundland folk group The Once and participated in the 2016 Festival of Small Halls with Newfoundland folk singer Matthew Byrne. In May 2016, ASM was proud to receive the Music PEI award for Achievement in Jazz or Classical Music.

In the fall of 2015, the group was awarded a creation and production grant from the Arts Council of Prince Edward Island to facilitate the recording and production of the debut CD ‘Lost Time’, to be released on September 18, 2016. The group recorded an initial demo EP in October 2015 with John Connolly, then recorded the CD in the studio at Harrington House in March 2016. With the assistance of John D.S. Adams and Stonehouse Sound, the ASM has created a high quality CD that includes the eclectic mix of repertoire for which it has become known. In conjunction with the CD project, ASM is working with Hummingbird House Productions to produce a professional promotional video, funded in part by a small business grant from Music PEI.