For our 20th episode, Guardians of the Geekery took our show on the road! We appeared live at ConCarolinas in beautiful Concord, North Carolina. With so many great guests on-site, we took advantage of a few of them (we can’t discuss the details) and did 3 guest-focused episodes, rather than our typical 1-hour news ramble. We hope you enjoy!
Braxton Ballew and Sarah Black have been composing and performing music together as Valentine Wolfe since 2006. They call themselves “Purveyeros, Performers, and Composers of the finest Macabre Melodies for Voice, Double Bass, and Electronics. Proudly providing elegant decadence for Living, Dead, and Otherwise, since 2006.”
We are delighted to have them as the musical guests of honor for this year’s Geek Gala as well!
Their scores have been heard in productions of The Merchant of Venice, The Tempest (Warehouse Theater), The Winter’s Tale (Furman University), and Twelfth Night (The Distracted Globe). Both hold graduate degrees from the University of Georgia, where they studied electronic composition with Dr. Leonard V. Ball. In addition, Sarah completed her Masters degree in composition studying with Dr. Adrian P. Childs. She currently studies voice with Lisa Barksdale from Furman University. Braxton holds a DMA in Double Bass Performance and has studied with Milton Masciadri, Albert Laszlo, and James Barket. He is the Education Director of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra and a member of the double bass section.
To find out more about Valentine Wolfe, visit their website at www.ValentineWolfe.com.