Saturday, March 26, 2011

Pious Patrician Porridge

I just want to take a post to express my extreme joy for being accepted into graduate school. I was really in doubt, and the support of everyone in my life will be remembered for helping me out through out my undergraduate experience.

In short: Thanks everybody!

This weekend I will be appearing at Taste Cafe in Clear Water with Joel Kruger and Scott Smith. It might be a little late for most of you to make it, but make sure and check out the videos we will be posting later.

On that note: Next week we will be playing at Lab Music 3 in Gainesville. If any one wants to ride and out see the show we have exactly one extra seat.

Here is last week's show in all of it's glory:

Thanks to Hal McGee for the upload. Hal is a great asset to the scene here, and we are more than fortunate to know him.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Pernicious Porcupine Squalor

Continuing in the spirit of last week's discovery I found this piece:

This piece has encouraged me to reconsider my feelings about our often abused friend, the glissando. I think I may write a piece that is all glissandi. Madness!

Make sure and check out Michael Levinas. Michael studied with Messiaen, and though his music is often simply described as "spectral" it has unique lilt all Its own.

I've been busy with several new projects including a string quartet, a collection of description pieces, and another lengthy free improv set. Look for video and audio from those projects this weekend.

I'm going to be playing at Lab Music 3 in Gainesville this weekend. This time around the theme is randomly picked duos. If you can't make it out to the Lab this weekend, wish me luck on a good improv partner.