Looking forward to playing some tunes with Roger Ruzow and 4WAKO in Atlanta at Gallery 992! We start at 9 opening for the amazing Paal-Nilsen Love Large Unit.
I will be a guest artist with Roger Ruzow’s 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra on Wed June 13. It’s been awhile since I have played free jazz and I am really looking forward to it. Roger and I played and recorded together a number of times with Gold Sparkle Band and as a duet back years ago in Atlanta and Chicago.I remember having a lot of fun on live radio as well on WREK. Excited to be joining him!
4WAKO Gallery 992
Gallery 992 (992 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd 30310)
opening for internationally acclaimed percussionist
Paal Nilssen-Love and his Large Unit
4WAKO opens for internationally acclaimed percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love and his Large Unit (13 member ensemble)
at Gallery 992 doors open at 8:30p.m.
I will be speaking about grants and also demo-ing a project or two at the Tenn Craft meeting this Thursday. Come say hi if you make it! You don’t have to be a member to attend.
A newly expanded version of my Wii remote drawing composition is at Nashville’s Adventure Science Center through May 13.
I developed the code to include 4 remotes instead of the usual 2 and there is now an option to fill in the circles and square animations. I am liking the improvements!
If you post any pix please tag with #concentrics so that I can see your lovely artwork!
After intermission Robbie Lynn Hunsinger’s Eclipse was performed. Hunsinger’s work “draws on traditions of free improvisation, Appalachian fiddle techniques, and contemporary classical influences” to create a programmatic collage accompanied by visualizations projected on the screen behind. From the strange instrumentation (music box piano, Tibetan singing bowls) to eerie electronics, the performance was mesmerizing.
The full article can be found at this link.
It was an amazing evening! I may have programmed too many knobs to control…or just enough. It’s hard to say but controlling visuals and sound input cues with a chamber ensemble is pretty thrilling.
Eclipse went very well and I hope to have some video up soon.
Here is a link to the wonderful Critic’s Pick from John Pitcher at the Nashville Scene which came out the day of the concert.
I had a lovely time talking with composer and Classical 91.1 radio host Kara McLeland! She has just published an article about Eclipse.
Many thanks to @91Classical and @karamcleland.
chatterbird has commissioned me to write a multimedia chamber music piece. It has been quite the challenge and adventure to write for a small chamber group and also to strictly be a composer (and VJ) this time. I have really enjoyed the work and am looking forward to the premiere on
Thursday December 7, 8pm at Ingram Hall @ Vanderbilt University!
Please come out if you can and if you have any soft lit and colorful glow sticks or other not very bright glowy devices please bring them. I’m hoping to have a part for you! Feel free to email me with questions!
A big thanks to all of you who came out to play with Constellation! It was so much fun watching people dance and twirl and play with this project. It am honored to report that it won a Best of Nashville 2017 award from the Nashville Scene!