Often marked by an interest in delicate tone and lyrical complexity, guitarist Charlie Rauh's improvisatory style emerges as a singular voice as well as a steadfast harmonic foundation. He has been awarded grants from such organizations as Meet The Composer, The Fractured Atlas Group, The Untitled Artists Group, The Herndon Arts Council, The Queens Arts Council, and The International Studios at Denkalschmeide Hofgen. In collaboration with choreographer Megan Harrold he has served as composer in residence at The Klaustrid Foundation-Iceland (Sept. 2010), The Chen Dance Center-NYC (Oct./Nov. 2011),Salvatore LaRussa Dance Theater-NYC (April/May 2012), and Le Feuil-France (Aug./Sept. 2012) where he and Harrold worked with composer Sasha Zamler-Carhart. From 2006-2010 Rauh worked as a studio musician/performer in Nashville, TN where he began ongoing work with artists such as Ken Coomer, Bryn Davies, and Eric Fritsch. Upon relocating to NYC in late 2010, he established himself as an active session player/performer/improviser in the city's vibrant art scene working with such artists as Connie Crothers, Tom Rainey, Concetta Abbate, K.J. Holmes, Ken Filiano, Susan Alcorn, Ingrid Laubrock, Sam Kulik, Abigail Breslin, and Cornelius Eady. His compositions have been featured on NPR's Live in Studio C program and WUSB's Jazz On The Air program as well as in venues such as Merce Cunningham Studio, The Kitchen, Alice Tully Hall Lincoln Center, The Chocolate Factory, the Frist Art Museum, The Rubin Art Museum, and the Ailey Citigroup Theater.
Violinist and composer Concetta Abbate plays and writes music for groups representing diverse genres as Latin, Jazz, Classical, Baroque, Indie Rock and Folk. She has performed at such venues as Symphony Space, Eastman School of Music, The Tilles Center at C.W. Post, The Rubin Museum of Art, The Stone, and The East Indian Music Academy. For the past 3 years she has also been an active performer in the MTA’s Music Under New York program with her Latin fusion band Inti and the Moon. In addition to international tours throughout the South Pacific as well as Latin America, Abbate’s music has been featured on Radio Concierto and Radio La Luna in Quito, Ecuador, Radio San Miguel in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico as well as New York's WKCR radio, and Stony Brook University's WUSB. Her approach to musical composition is greatly influenced by her musical experiences abroad, often drawing on folkloric styles and themes. She has most recently composed music for Kathleen Wilce’s play Love without Law. As a prolific performer, composer and improviser, collaborators include Charlie Rauh, Daniel Carter, Gian Luigi Diana, Ingrid Laubrock, Susan Alcorn, Carl Testa and Cornelius Eady.