I spent the weekend in the desert. Saturday evening we filmed and recorded in all 4 sun tunnels, as I slowly performed all six movements of Michael Pisaro’s Within 6, somehow finishing right with the sunset. Sunday morning I recorded solos of Christian Wolff, Daniel Goode and Lucie Vitkova. It was i-n-c-r-e-d-i-b-l-e. So many thanks to my team, Andrew James, Tom Bear, Devin Maxwell and my daughter June, a newly minted audio engineer.
We held our 4th annual Listen/Space residency at the end of June 2018 in Tollgate Canyon, Utah. We recorded new pieces by Lucie Vitkova, Stephanie Richards, Devin Maxwell, Eric KM Clark, Kevin Farrell, Jonathan Marmor and Andre Cormier with musicians Katie Porter, Kristin Olson, Christine Tavolacci, Eric KM Clark, Nathan Herrera, Phil Rodriguez, Gavin Ryan, Jake Rosenzweig and Kevin Farrell. And baby Ramona! And we held a house concert featuring Andre Cormier’s Piling Sand, Piling Stone 4, a US premiere of the 96 minute cumulative delay loop for solo flute performed by Christine Tavolacci, we also played pieces by James Tenney, Johannes Kreidler and Devin Maxwell.
I’m in NYC this weekend to play bass clarinet with an awesome group in Sarah Hennies Passing.
Saturday May 5, 8PM at Quibit, NYC, NY
Supported by a 2018 NYSCA Individual Artist commission, Qubit is thrilled to present Sarah Hennies at Project-Q. Ms. Hennies, alongside a stellar group of eight other New York musicians and dancers, will premiere “Passing”, an evening-length new work that pairs field recordings of busy and crowded public spaces in NYC, Ithaca, Philadelphia, and Buffalo.
It’s a big project, but we are finally publishing 3 volumes of scores from our Listen/Space commissions on Frog Peak- 25 works & over 3 hours of recordings. Stay tuned! Here is the cover of VOL 1.
I really loved re-visiting Brian Harnetty’s Shawnee, Oh this week in St. Paul, on the terrific Liquid Music Series. http://www.liquidmusic.org/brian-harnetty/
Next week we’ll be at Kenyon College in Ohio, Friday March 30.
Here are some pictures: