AldoManutio Abruzzo recap

Another great night of music at Oyster Bay, as AldoManutio Abruzzo returned for his third (maybe fourth?) performance.  Aldo was the first live music performer to play in the old Oyster Bay Cafe – and Oyster Bay plays his audio feed most all the time, so I think it’s safe to say that there’s a little more special connection than the average venue-performer relationship.

As for the show itself, Aldo has an active SL group of his own (“Aldo’s Army”) that certainly travels well.  It also was great to see the Oyster Bay regulars enjoy the evening with us.  His ambient guitar sound is distinct in Second Life, and it was was a joy to hear him perform live.

More after the fold….

I gather Aldo’s live format is totally improvisational, which is incredible because he offers such an impressive sound.  Late in the performance, he played one “piece” that I swear had verses and a refrain.  Aldo must’ve just been in a deep groove at that point.

And I couldn’t let the opportunity to see the people behind Oyster Bay and the Crescent Moon Museum all together and NOT grab a snapshot.  In the front is Isolde Flamand (Second Arts photographer and Oyster Bay manager) and me; Tayzia Abbatoir, owner of Crescent Moon, is behind us.  As I’m sure you’re aware, Oyster Bay and Crescent Moon are collaborating on the “Hidden Starax!” exhibition.

And one last shot from the scene, courtesy of Isolde Flamand:

AldoManutio Abruzzo at Oyster Bay - August 7, 2007

A fine evening indeed – Aldo is a warm, personable performer (which is odd to say as he doesn’t talk much at all during his shows, but he makes those few words count) and a definite asset to the Second Life music and cultural scene.

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