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.
GADADU and Linus in the Sapphire join forces to visit three cities in three states in three days. Featuring the new GADADU quintet: Nicki Adams (keys, vocals), Hannah Selin (viola, vocals), Pat Adams (trumpet), Dan Stein (bass) and Moses Eder (drums). Click the dates below to view Facebook events:
many thanks to karen ritscher (viola) and shao-ting sun (engineer)
karen and i will be performing portions of OB live on december 22nd at andrea clearfield’s salon in philadelphia
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.
Next Wednesday, March 13 in NYU’s Black Box Theater, Karen Ritscher will perform a KILLER program of works by all female living composers. I’ll be joining her in the premiere of Olfactory Bulbs, a suite for viola and electronics that I composed this winter.
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Here are a few excerpts of an early performance of the first movement of Olfactory Bulbs, “snow on pines”:
come one, come all!
for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/136631206493082/?fref=ts
Saturday, October 13th @ 4:00 PM
Playing with DANIELLE GERSHKOFF in a joint concert with the Susan Alcorn/Phillip Greenlief Duo. Gently guided cacophony, wind-up improv and spoken word. Come hear!
2040 Frankford Ave
$8 – $10 sliding scale
collaboration with new duo WILLOW TALK on their forthcoming LP, FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Duo member & lead singer Laura Fisher:
check it!!!! 1st track off the debut Willow Talk LP, Foreign Affairs. Reflections features B.O. Da Trio spittin rhyme (special thanks to guest engineer Grady Christopher) and Hannah Selin‘s heavenly strings. Foreign Affairs has been in the works for the past year, and the full album drops next month!!
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!)