Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Thread Ensemble

Thread Ensemble surprises and delights listeners by involving them directly in the creative process. Through its annual series of varied interactive events, Thread Ensemble adapts to each unique audience and environment with original music created in the moment. Thread Ensemble is the convergence of three unique voices: Abigale Reisman and Rachel Panitchon violins, and Andria Nicodemou on vibraphone and percussion.

Thread Ensemble is a 2018 recipient of The Boston Foundation's Live Arts Boston grant. Their "Interaction Day" in 2017 was funded by a City of Boston and Boston Cultural Council award. Thread's successful Kickstarter campaign brought together 112 supporters whose stories, drawings, and pictures informed a concert of 12 new works.

Thread Ensemble has been commissioned to create pieces for a Sleeping Weazel production at Boston Center for the Arts and an anchor performance at Make Music Boston. They have also performed at Arnold Arboretum, Boston Children’s Museum, and the Outside the Box Festival.

Thread formed via an Ensemble Fellowship at New England Conservatory’s Community Performances & Partnerships Department in 2012 where they performed at community centers and schools around Greater Boston. Thread has since been chosen to represent NEC’s Contemporary Improvisation Department in a number of settings including a storytelling residency at Bridge Boston Charter School.

Thread Ensemble curates the connection between listeners’ lived experiences and improvised music.

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I Have Worked With

  • January 2016

    Interactive performance as part of new music series curated by Matt Samolis

  • January 2016

    Food-related interactive performance with passers-by

  • October 2015

    Collaboration with poet GennaRose Nethercott, improvised interactive performance with passers-by

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Abigale
Job Title/Position: 
Co-founder, violinist
Physical Address: 
Boston, MA 02130
Last Name: 
Reisman

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - New
Additional Disciplines: 
Design - Game
Humanities - Linguistics
Literature - Poetry
Literature - Spoken Word
Multi-Disciplinary
Music - Chamber
Music - Children's
Music - Composition
Music - New
Year Founded: 
2013
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Languages Available: 
Greek
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Performance / Concert / Reading / Assembly
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class / Presentation
Events Per Year: 
10
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Education: 
New England Conservatory Contemporary Improvisation Masters of Music
Awards: 
NEC Community Performances & Partnerships Ensemble Fellowship, 2012-13
NEC Faculty Development Grant, 2014

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
n/a
Fee Range Minimum: 
$300
Fee Range Maximum: 
$3,000
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
3
Maximum Number of Performers: 
3

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Healthcare Facility
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Communications
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - English as a Second Language
Arts Integration - Health
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Arts Integration - Science / Technology / Engineering
Music
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Fee Range Minimum: 
$300
Fee Range Maximum: 
$2,000