A grand reunion with my past Headlands Center for the Arts housemates filmmaker Daria Martin and poet Genine Lentine. We celebrated Daria’s brilliant and moving piece, Tonight the World, which draws upon dream diaries kept by her grandmother over a 35-year period. The installation is now in exhibit at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco through February 2020. Huge thank you to all the fabulous folks at the CJM for creating such a high spirited evening!
Preparing and excited to join voices with the one and only Shelley Hirsch at the Garden of Memory @ Chapel of the Chimes for the annual Summer Solstice event! I’m so grateful to Sarah Cahill and Bay Area New Music for bringing Shelley to this year’s festival.
A foggy and atmospheric evening performing with Danny Clay and Jon Fischer, creators of the Turntable Drawing Project. Hello Bay Area summer!
Post concert photo op after a beautifully rich program performed by Sarah Cahill, Regina Myers, Riley Nicolson and Monica Chew. Thanks to Old First Church Concerts and especially to Sarah for a bringing this piece to life! Here’s a review of the concert at San Francisco Classical Voice.
- with Chris Brown, Donald Robinson, Biggi Vinkeloe and Tim Perkis at Center for New Music, San Francisco
A marathon for adventurous ears! Thanks to Del Sol quartet and the Contemporary Jewish Museum for presenting an afternoon of eclectic music all rooted in just intonation. Daniel Libeskind’s Yud gallery resonated with soundings by Del Sol Quartet, Chris Brown, Kyle Bruckmann, Matt Ingalls, Ellen Fullman, Larry Polansky, Ben Johnston, Arjun Verma, Michael Harrison and yours truly.
Over the moon to be part of this box release celebrating Fred Frith at the Stone- 3 CDs spanning 10 years of improvisations with an illustrious company of fellow mischief-makers. Gorgeous artwork by Heike Liss, and liner notes including an interview I did with Fred, one of the main master magicians in my book. Officially out on Intakt March 15th!
Splinter Reeds releases their second full length album, Hypothetical Islands, out on New Focus Recordings on March 15th! The album includes my piece, “Letters To A Friend” (dedicated to Alessia Pugliatti) as well as works by Sky Macklay, Matthew Shlomowitz, Cara Haxo, Eric Wubbels and Yannis Kyriakides.
Preorder here: https://newfocusrecordings.bandcamp.com/…/splinter-reeds-hy…
"She Dances Naked Under Palm Trees", is a new work for solo piano, commissioned by and written for Sarah Cahill as part of her project, “The Future Is Female”. The piece is inspired by the poetry of William Waring Cuney, as sung by Nina Simone in her song "Images". Sarah will be premiering the piece at the Detroit Institute of Arts on March 22nd and the Bowling Green New Music Festival on March 25th.
Thanks to everyone who came out to The Eve of the March on Friday - what an honor to premiere "To Burst To Bloom" at such a momentous occasion. Chapeau and gratitude to Karen Clark, Shira Cion, Janet Kutulas, Shira Kammen, Vajra Voices and all Kitka singers for this resounding evening of song!
Donate here to support the production of The Eve of the March - an upcoming concert at Grace Cathedral celebrating the divine feminine in song with Vajra Voices, Kitka, Shira Kammen and Theresa Wong: