Category Archives: composition

critic’s pick for tonights show!

Premiere of brand new composition for my trio with Jamison Sevits on trumpet and Jesse Strauss on percussion. Also bringing an expansion of my robotic drummer piece to include trumpet.
excited to open for Jacksonville’s soprano saxophonist and Disney song deconstructionist Jamison Williams.

feature horns include oboe, suona (Chinese oboe), alto and soprano saxes.

Acoustic Show!

Critic’s Pick in Nashville Scene!

Playing free improv set Dec 10 for FMRL – opening for Jamison Williams

Thoughts on this include my oboe, my Suona and/or Vietnamese oboe,  possibly my Shenai if I can make another reed…. Soprano Sax,  Arduino Drummer and Alto. Not sure I should really carry more than this. Thoughts?

 

Portland Brew on 12S, Nashville TN

Doors open at 830 and I start around 9pm

Donation of $10-15 covers your beer!

Speaking Thursday 11/12 at SAE Nashville

I have been asked to present at Nashville’s new Electronic Music and Synth Group tomorrow night at SAE Nashville. Snacks at 6, presentations at 7 and exploring hardware and visiting till 8pm.

I’ll bring some controller toys and maybe the arduino drummer and kinect for some audience participation.  Tech will include arduino, OSC and MIDI.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/nashvillesynth/

Music Commission for Nashville’s Artober Festival!

I am thrilled to have received a composition commission from the Metro Nashville Arts Commission, the Bonnarroo Works Fund and the Community Foundation of Tennessee.

The call submission dictated creating a new work based on one of our many great public art installations in Nashville, TN. I chose Chris Fennell’s Tool Fire, a sculpture made of shovels, picks and other tools used to clean up after our devastating 2010 flood.

I played the sculpture with mallets and a bow, added bowed cross-tuned upright bass and recorded a rainstorm that came through during my work sessions to create Tool Fire Rain.

Link coming soon!