Building new backplates for resonators — Three Padauk and one Honduran Rosewood (Dalbergia stevensonii). Finished out two quarter-sawn Maple double-sided resonators for upcoming piece for The Living Earth Show.
Featured in Deborah Hay’s Re-Perspective, Tanz im August Festival, Berlin, Sophiensaele
The Man Who Grew Common in Wisdom:
August 16, 21:00
August 17, 19:00
August 18, 19:00
Staggered Stasis was written for The Navigator. Chord changes hover around a theme of Pythagorean intervals, microtonal shifts occur in a staggered fashion. There is a flatness in this drama, like what I imagine it must be like to be alone in the middle of an ocean.
Music for the Gardener uses the image of a curbside garden decorated with bits of broken glass and scrap wood. Recordings of these materials are manipulated with a Prophet sampler to build an audio mosaic out of discarded things.
Music for the Aviator is rooted in Deborah’s directive: “We contain the mystery, but we don’t know what it is.” The music illustrates this concept as a day at the circus with calliope music, starter pistols, large crowds and abrupt disturbances.
Pure pleasure for the chance to pick it up again with Konrad Sprenger… and we were given such an amazing sound system to work with, four Meyer Sound UPA-1P and six Fender Twin Reverb amps, one for each guitar string of course! Gratitude to Archivio Conz, Yael Solomonowitz and Peter Kersten.
This project marks a major development in my work, James Talambas has taken on a dedicated apprenticeship to learn all things Long String Instrument. This has been a couple of years in the works and now a successful public showing. James and I each composed and performed new works for DSO members Christine Hwang (viola), Jennifer Humphreys (cello), and Deborah Mashburn (timpani). A beautiful installation by Sheryl Anaya was suspended overhead. Many thanks to Gillian Friedman Fox, Soluna Festival Director and Erica Felicella, Artist Liason at Cedars Union.
Thank you Wendy Coutau and Anny Serrati and all the crew of SoundVision as well as Ensemble Vide, and director Denis Schule! It was a remarkable experience working at ARCOOP with you.
Thanks to Shelly De Vito and James Porter for hosting us at Les Moulins de Paillard, August 26–Sept 11, 2016. The tone in this room was so beautiful, smooth and warm.
Setting up for Sonic Protest, Eglisé St. Merry, Paris, April 4, 2016.