Layered viola, vocals, synthesizer and percussion reimagine the vast intercontinental migration of the graceful barn swallow and simultaneously summon the expansiveness of a solo bike expedition across the United States. I composed Hirondelle for choreographer Ellenore Scott in the fall of 2015. It was premiered by Scott’s professional semester class from the Broadway Dance Center on October 30, 2015 at Brooklyn College’s Walt Whitman Theater.
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After many months of recording, mixing, mastering and rehearsing, my band GADADU released our debut album on February 24th, 2015. It’s available for streaming and download on our website and on Bandcamp. Thanks so much to the amazing musicians who came together to make this happen: Nicki Adams, Pat Adams, Dan Stein, and Moses Eder on the album, as well as Arthur Vint and Carrie Frey at the release show. This was my first experience mixing and mastering a full-length album, and I couldn’t have done it without the help and advice of many amazing people along the way – special thanks to Eric, Rick, Ross and Matt. Enjoy!
Violist Karen Ritscher and I premiere Olfactory Bulbs (2013), suite for viola and electronics, in her RECITAL this Friday at Tenri Cultural Institute in New York. The suite is a growing and variegated collection of smells translated into sound, an experiment in constructive synaesthesia. After months of rehearsal and invention, Karen and I are excited to finally share OB with the public. Join us! The concert takes place at 6 PM this Friday, September 27th at Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A W 13th St, New York, NY.
come one, come all!
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MESS1 is a performance (using a Max/MSP patch I built) of a pre-recorded guitar-viola improvisation. i grant half the authorship of these sounds to the patch itself. the MESS you hear has recently become a duo, the sounds of which will soon be arriving on this site. . .
live recordings from viola + collected sounds
22.4.12 concert in fairchild chapel, oberlin, ohio
ligeti’s sonata for viola solo
my own works:
trainwaves (already up – check it!)