Music for the Equinox

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Music for the Equinox

Father-daughter duet Elm Duo performs magic-themed folk cabaret music from the front porch.

By Spatula&Barcode

When and where

Date and time

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 · 5 - 6pm CDT


To be announced

About this event

"Music for the Equinox" by Elm Duo

Father-daughter duet Elm Duo performs magic-themed music for the autumnal equinox. We like to call our style folk cabaret, an eclectic blend of acoustic music from bluegrass to jazz to klezmer and more.

Performing together for over a decade, Elm Duo is the award-winning vocalist and fiddle champion Eleanor Mayerfeld (the EL in Elm Duo) and the guitarist and prize-winning composer Mike Bell (the M in Elm Duo)


Madison's Westmorland neighborhood.

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Logistics and Accessibility:

We'll perform from our front porch. Folks should bring their own chairs, but we’ll have a few. Physical distancing by household group on our driveway, lawn, and sidewalk.

A Home Stretch Performance

Home Stretch is a “distributed festival” of small artistic acts taking place in Madison, WI between the summer solstice (21 June) and the autumn equinox (22 September). By appointment, local artists are offering intimate performances and other arts experiences throughout the summer.

In this time of transition between COVID lockdowns and eventual reopening, Home Stretch explores how forms of performance and other kinds of aesthetic sociality can help us re-learn how to be together.

The title Home Stretch refers less to the idea of the final part of a race, since the pandemic is far from over. Rather, it’s about artists stretching their homes into public space, and the public stretching out of lockdown bit by bit. These art experiences are a chance to stretch both social and artistic muscles.

All events are free to attend, though some performers may pass a hat or request donations to specific causes. Information and registration is at

Home Stretch is a project of Spatula&Barcode, a Madison-based arts collaborative devoted to conviviality, criticality and commensality. More information about Spatula&Barcode can be found at and you can follow @spatcode on Instagram (if you post about Home Stretch on social media, we encourage you to use #homestretch).

Home Stretch is funded in part by grants from the University of Wisconsin Division of the Arts and the Madison Arts Commission, with additional support from the Wisconsin Arts Board.

About the organizer

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Spatula&Barcode is dedicated to making events in which the performance of place and of hospitality are central aesthetic concerns. Discourse, food and swag are persistent elements of our work.

Spatula&Barcode was founded in 2008 by Laurie Beth Clark and Michael Peterson (both Professors in the Department of Art at University of Wisconsin - Madison).