Who are you and what do you do @ Artisan Alley?
My name is Travis Puntarelli and I do a variety of activities related to music including musical lessons, audio recording, and a singing telegram service. I like teaching young folks, old folks, and middle aged folks. I teach fiddle, guitar, composition, and song writing. I have a mobile studio setup that allows me to travel and do in house recordings.
I have been doing theatre and music in Bloomington for 15 years & also directed a puppet troupe.
Why singing telegrams?
My father had a singing telegram company called Mad Messenger in the 80’s & I’m excited to revive the tradition. I ♥ polling people from different vocations to collaborate on community art projects. Singing telegrams is a great platform for doing this.
- An accordion player with a bottle of wine in an alley way @ 2am.
- A string quartet under a bridge in the country.
- A monkey who sings Italian arias.
Why did you get involved?
We saw the space and it looked interesting. We needed a space for some arts & crafts, recording, & Dungeons & Gragons (talk to me about this).
How can I get involved?
I am currently seeking people (especially string players) who want to learn, collaborate musically, & foster a creative culture in the Bloomington area. Email Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit his MADE studio at 222 W 2nd Street.