from left: Ben Holmes (owner of Aeronaut Brewery), Peter Van Zandt Lane (bassoonist and composer), Phillipp Stäudlin (sax), Michael Duncan Smith (event director), Matt Sharrock (percussion), Keith Kirchoff (curator)



Comprised of four concerts a year, the Original Gravity Concert Series features the music of one local composer and pairs that music with beer brewed by Aeronaut Brewery. Check back soon for more information on the second concert in the series, featuring the music of Ramon Castillo.


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kirchoff Keith Kirchoff (Concert Curator) is a pianist, composer, and the Vice President of the Society for Electro Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS). Specializing on works which combine interactive electronics with solo piano, his Electro-Acoustic Piano tour has been presented in six countries. Keith is also an accomplished homebrewer and beer connoisseur, having travelled extensively in the US and abroad in search of the perfect pint.
Smith Michael Duncan Smith (Event Director) is an arts administrator with over a decade of experience working with non-profit arts and cultural institutions. He is also an avid homebrewer and has taught beer workshops and classes at a number of venues with a focus on beer styles and history. His current passion is uncovering the history of beer during America's colonial period.  
aeronaut Aeronaut Brewing Company is a craft brewery and urban farmhouse under one roof. Their team of brewers and scientists collaborate with New England farmers and food makers to drive the invention of craft beers and spur a renaissance of local victuals and industrial revitalization.