Shows in March !!! March 11 Nashville, March 23 Cookeville

March 11 as part of Free Form Friday at the Centennial Black Box Theatre!
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The venue is in the Performing Arts building at 211 27th St. This is the south entrance into Centennial Park and just past the illustrious Springwater (where I incidentally played my first Nashville show with a Chicago country band years ago.)
Friday March 11 at 8pm, Centennial Black Box Theater, Nashville, TN

The March 23 recital is on the Centerstage Series at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville, TN! Show starts at 730 and it is on the same time zone as Nashville.

March 23, 730, Wattenbarger Auditorium in the Bryan Fine Arts Building, Tennessee Tech, Cookeville, TN

I am very excited to be playing with Missy Raines and Roger Wiesmeyer for both of these shows. Both events are free and will include live visuals, robotics and audience participation.

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Raspberry Pi update

Honestly this computer is not very user friendly IMHO. Nevertheless, I have gotten my Raspberry Pi 1B to run the Jessie operating system with Wifi and Bluetooth now working. This now will talk to my Wii Remotes and I ran a Python script which typed out text versions of the buttons I pushed. Yay! I’m looking forward to seeing what I can do with Python scripting, the Wii’s and some outboard electronics.

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, ┬ápossibly my Shenai if I can make another reed…. Soprano Sax, ┬áArduino 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. ┬áTech will include arduino, OSC and MIDI.

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Doris Salcedo at the Guggenheim

This was a breathtaking installation and my main reason for trying to get to New York this October

Doris Salcedo at the Guggenheim

It was a profound experience to see this work in person.

I love her attitude and that of her studio partners as they work to create the impossible, again and again…and they do.

The deeply layered materials and content of these works remind me of Ai Wei Wei’s. ┬áThere is the surface, the almost invisible textures and more content than I can begin to describe. It really is poetry in form.

Congratulations to MCA Chicago for curating a phenomenal show.

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!

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