Banjo in the kitchen is a cliché, but this double c tuning really seems to work well with the cassoulet on the stove.
Had a great first rehearsal with the Huntsville Master Chorale tonight of my choral piece Having Told the Hive the News. Looking forward to the premiere in May.
UAB brass quintet will ‘Dance Like it Hurts,’ and play music about invasive plants for Birmingham Art Music Alliance on Wednesday – Al.com preview of tonight’s concert. My contribution is the bit about invasive plants.
Wednesday January 15 7:30 pm
Birmingham Art Music Alliance presents
UAB Faculty Brass
Brock Recital Hall
This will be the premiere performance of my brass quintet, Purple Loosestrife (Satellite). The piece functions as a distributed network of musical gestures. Each musician can influence the behavior of any of the other musicians, while simultaneously being influenced by them. No one person is more “in charge” than another. There’s also no predetermined beginning, middle or ending. I sat in on a rehearsal this weekend and loved how the ensemble was working together. I can’t wait to hear how it comes together for the performance.
Also on the program:
- Mark A. Lackey – Three Simple Prayers
- Bryan Page – now does our world descend
- Monroe Golden – Some Day
- Jan Vi?ar – Three Marches for Dr. Kaybl
- Wesley Johnson – Bluebrass Kebyar
- Ron Wray – Dance Like It Hurts
- William Price – Sans Titre VII
- Fernando Deddos – Rabecando
- Nancy Jensen – Polaris Fanfare
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Brass Quintet consists of Dr. James Zingara and Dr. Steve Roberts, trumpets, Dr. Martin Cochran, euphonium, Jeff Koonce, trombone, and Scott Robertson, tuba.
Just learned that John Hartford’s Mark Twang was recorded in 2 takes: 1 for each side of the album.
The already insanely inexpensive and exceptional sounding DDMF plug-ins are now even cheaper. I’m a long time user of IIEQPro and LP10, and I just picked up the 6144 EQ and the NYCompressor. Happy mixing in 2014!
Joining in the year-end spirit here’s a list (in arbitrary order) of some music-related items that were favorites of 2013. Some of this material was released this year; much of it was old-and-newly-discovered or old-and-thankfully-rediscovered.
- Ana Maria Kiefer – Teatro Do Descobrimento
- Tinariwen – Imidiwan
- Various Artists – Goodbye, Babylon
- Rebe and Rabe – Rebe and Rabe Gospel
- Dawn of Midi – Dysnomia
- Dwight Yoakam – 3 Pears
- Kristin Norderval – Aural Histories
- Laurel Halo – Quarantine
- Meridian – Hoquet
- Nathan Bowles – A Bottle, A Buckeye
- Rob Stenson – Gold Mountain EP
- Sibylle Baier – Colour Green
- Ron Pate’s Debonairs featuring Rev. Fred Lane – Raudelunas ‘Pataphysical Revue
- Suicide – Suicide
- Talk Talk – Laughing Stock
- Woody Guthrie – Woody at 100
- Julia Holter – Ekstasis and Loud City Song
- Butch Morris – When the Sun is Out You Don’t See the Stars
- These New Puritans – Field of Reeds
- Vampire Weekend – “Step”
- Claude Debussy – “Jeux”
- Igor Stravinsky – “Le Sacre du Printemps”
- Big Star – “September Gurls”
- The Blue Nile – “The Wires are Down”
- Hasil Adkins – “Hot Dog Baby”
- Howlin’ Wolf – “Bluebird”
- Lightnin’ Hopkins – “Black and Evil”
- Odds of Survival – “Neshoba”
- Laetitia Sonami – “What Happened”
- Little Milton – “Grits Ain’t Groceries”
- Roxy Music – “Virginia Plain”
I’m excited to perform as part of Kentuck’s Art Night on Thursday November 7. Art Night begins at 5pm; music starts at 6pm. I’ll be performing a set of solo improvisations to accompany Andy Warhol’s screen tests.
Adam Bowles and Kathryn Fouse close out their four city tour of new compositions for piano duo on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1:15 pm at Shelton State University, Tuscaloosa AL. The tour is presented by the Birmingham Art Music Alliance. They’ll perform a program of new compositions for piano duo, including my piece Cypher, A Circle.