Appreciating vinyl records at Epsilon Spires


BRATTLEBORO — A group of local record enthusiasts have come together at Epsilon Spires to commune with vinyl.

The Brattleboro Vinyl Record Appreciation Society (BVRAS) will convene at Epsilon Spires with an evening of music and art-making. Epsilon Spires, the non-profit arts organization revitalizing the First Baptist Church in downtown Brattleboro will host the BRAS in its Social Engagement Salon, a cafe and conference space, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15. The record will be Alice Coltrane's "Journey in Satchidananda." The organizers will bring art supplies for participants to make art while they listen.

"I love vinyl, and I'm always looking for new ways to share the experience with others," Teddy Martin, co-founder of the BVRAS, said in a press release. "Vinyl records have give me new opportunities for exploration of recorded sound. The experience is deepened beyond words when shared with others."

The idea to host vinyl listening events originated in Martin's New York City apartment, where he and his wife Gabriella hosted small vinyl listening parties in their West Harlem apartment. When the couple moved to Brattleboro this year and got in touch with Jamie Mohr, creative director of Epsilon Spires, they said it seemed natural to collaborate on hosting these events at the burgeoning art space.

"Epsilon Spires is the perfect partner for this project," said Martin.

The BVRAS plans to meet once a month, with a different record chosen by a different curator every week. Learn more about the BVRAS and its programming at



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