Emi and Ruckus met while studying at Juilliard's Historical Performance Program - quickly realizing their shared passion for tradition as well as boundary breaking. Fast forward a few years to them all convening in southern Vermont to put a fresh spin on Bach's Flute Sonatas and Keyboard Preludes.

EMI FERGUSON

"I have only heard flautist Emi Ferguson in works by Bach, but if she is equally good in other classics and moderns, Rampal may have to move over. I want to hear her Debussy."

Emi Ferguson can be heard live in concerts and festivals around the world as a soloist and member of the Handel and Haydn Society, AMOC*, the New York New Music Ensemble, and the Manhattan Chamber Players. Her debut album, Amour Cruel, that she wrote, performed, and was lead vocalist on, was released by Arezzo Music and spent 4 weeks on the Billboard Charts. Emi has spoken and performed at several TEDX events and has been featured on media outlets including the Discovery Channel, Vox, and TouchPress apps talking about how music relates to our world today.

 

Emi is currently on the faculty of the Juilliard School teaching Ear Training. Born in Japan and raised in London and Boston, she now resides in New York City. For more information please visit www.emiferguson.com

RUCKUS

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Ruckus is a new baroque band with a fresh, visceral approach to early music. The ensemble’s debut earned widespread critical acclaim: “achingly delicate one moment, incisive and punchy the next” (The New York Times), “superb” (Opera News).

Ruckus’ core members form a continuo group, the baroque equivalent of a rhythm section: guitars, keyboards, cello, bassoon and bass. The ensemble aims to fuse the early-music movement’s questing, creative spirit with the grit, groove and jangle of American roots music, creating a unique sound of “rough-edged intensity” (The New Yorker).

 

Through a residency at The Da Camera Society, Ruckus will begin a long term project of envisioning “Pre-American Music,” exploring the collisions of culture in the Americas of the 17th and 18th century.

Guilford Sound

Fly The Coop was recorded, edited, and mixed at Guilford Sound - the most amazing place you could ever dream of to record an album. Situated on hundreds of acres in Southern Vermont, Guilford Sound combines top of the line gear, with the best people, in the most gorgeous setting. Don't believe us? Check out our photos below from our time with Dave and his crew...

www.guilfordsound.com

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Dave Snyder

Engineering, editing, mixing

The visionary behind Guilford Sound...master logger, snowplow driver, and a lover of pickles. First man of Guilford, VT.

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Matt Hall

Engineering, dancing

Best dancer (have you seen our behind the scenes vid?) Soon to star in his own Wes Andersen feature.

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Cindy Larsen

Keeping our sh*t together

Simply the best. 

the BOOTH team

Kendall and Nick were our eyes and ears as we were recording, keeping track of all of our funkier notes and always keeping things positive

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Kendall Briggs

Molding young minds and keeping our sh*t in tune and chords on the right frets.

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Nicholas Csicsko

Task-master, time-master, grill-master, bringer of the party. Also, Dave's pickle-man.

the finish line team

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Alan Silverman

Mastering Engineer

The legend with the ears of gold. Also, loves great tea.

http://www.arfproductions.com/

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Ivanco Talevski

Artwork and design

The man behind the insanely amazing artwork on the album that is just so right.

http://www.ivancotalevski.com

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Chris Botta

Overdub engineer

The only sound engineer who would get up at the crack of dawn for a very last minute overdub session. 

Fer Sound

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Aleks Degtyarev

Videography and photography

Man of too many talents to list. Eyes of a hawk, imagination of a unicorn.

special thanks to

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Marta Miller

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Jennifer

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Matthew Aucoin

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Robert Hicks

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Zack Winokur