One last stop in Philly at Vox Populi in trio with Lao Dan and John McCowen. Sharing the bill with Shani Aviram, I couldn't have asked for a better way to end the week on the east coast! Thanks to Jim Strong of Vox, Lijiang Studio and all who came out to join us on this chilly night!
Reverberations still continuing from 5 Nights of music at the Stone to celebrate my birthday and the many friendships and collaborations that have emerged throughout the years. A huge shout out to all who gave their time and energy for this fantastic week, including Motoko Honda, Kanoko Nishi-Smith, Ellen Fullman, Christian Kobi, John McCowen, Adria Otte, Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir, Lao Dan, Mercedes Roffé, Anna Deeny, Rachel Devorah, Sean Meehan and Lijiang Studio. It was a fine way to start another trip around the sun!
Rounding out the year at the Active Music Series with John McCowen, James Fei and Kanoko Nishi-Smith. What a deeply satisfying way to finish this year of concerts...
I've been creating video sketches which experiment with color, gesture, materials, surfaces, light and spacial settings. Steeping in thoughts of color and gesture as pre-linguistic forms of expression, I see this work developing in many future forms, including an upcoming string quartet that will premiere in November as a part of Del Sol Quartet's 25th Anniversary Festival.
I'm very thrilled to be part of Now Hear This! An Exercise in Listening - a special exhibition/event at Montalvo Arts Center. This is an outdoor exhibition featuring immersive site-specific soundscapes, sonic experiences and workshops, sound sculptures, and a new digital curatorial platform, Soundings. My piece, "Venice Is A Fish" will be part of an onsite sound walk of musical pieces set in the residency grounds. The many contributing artists include: Taraneh Hemami, Shane Myrbeck, Emily Shisko, Stephen Vitiello, Walter Kitundu, Hugh Livingston, Luciano Chessa, Elana Mann, Ashley Bellouin, Stuart Dempster, Ramon Sender, Fernando Vigueras, Daniel Godínez Nivón, Arshia Fatima Haq, Taro Hattori, Motoko Honda, Jen Shyu, Henry Threadgill, Mike Gamble, Carmina Escobar, Wayne Horvitz, Nina C. Young.