Slow Light From the Farthest Star – Video

Thanks to an exciting scientific breakthrough, we now have video of slow light from the farthest star. Astronomers everywhere rejoice!

This comes via pianist Edward Forstman’s concert at the 2019 Birmingham New Music festival. Stream the entire concert.

2020 (Virtual) Birmingham New Music Festival Kicks Off Tonight

This year’s Birmingham New Music Festival will be a virtual event featuring five concerts streamed online. The series kicks off tonight with a concert by pianist Chris Steele co-presented by the Hoover Library’s Live From My Living Room series.

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Craig Hultgren will play the next concert on August 30 at 5:00pm. The concert stream will be at https://youtu.be/TMfXmS_yfAE Craig will perform a piece I wrote for him: Snakeskin (verso) for ecello and live electronics.

Check the festival website for links to the other upcoming concerts.

Dispersion Relation X

I’ll be performing tonight at 6pm via Zoom on a Dispersion Relation X event sponsored by Doug Van Nort’s Dispersion Lab. Also on the bill are

Here’s the Facebook Event page

Appointment Reminder: Drunk Doctor at Proper Saké on Friday

Looking forward to trying the Nigori saké at Proper Saké in Nashville Friday night when I play a solo set for banjo and electronics. FMRL is presenting the event which also features Drunk Doctor. Nigori seems about right: unfiltered, slightly cloudy, a touch more texture…

Friday February 28 7:00pm
FMRL: Holland Hopson/Drunk Doctor
Proper Saké
628 Ewing Ave
Nashville TN 37203

Creative Improvisation Summit: Minimally Disturbing, Lvmber and More

Minimally Disturbing: Jack Wright and Ron Stabinsky

Tomorrow night Jack Wright rolls through town again with his pants leg rolled up and Ron Stabinsky rolled into the mix. They’re playing together as Minimally Disturbing. Also on the bill is a duo of Scott Bazar with drummer Charles Pagano and a new incarnation of Chris Davenport’s Lvmber project. Lvmber features Davenport on drums; Will McGavin, didgeridoo; LaDonna Smith, strings; and myself, electric guitar and electronics. Opening is modular synthesist and former student, Gabe Rosser.

Saturday January 25 7:00pm
Creative Improvisation Summit – Minimally Disturbing, Lvmber, more
East Village Arts
7611 1st Ave N
Birmingham AL 35206

Saturday at Rhizome DC with Insect Factory and Rambutan

Show flyer for Insect Factory, Holland Hopson and Rambutan at Rhizome DC

Happy to be playing at Rhizome in Washington DC for the first time this weekend.

Insect Factory, Holland Hopson, Rambutan
Saturday, January 18 at 8pm
Rhizome DC
6950 Maple St NW
Washington DC 20012

This will by my first time sharing the stage with Jeff Barsky (Insect Factory) and a welcome reunion with Eric Hardiman (Rambutan). Rhizome looks like my kind of place–great concerts, residencies, exhibits, youth programs, and DIY workshops on everything from electronic instruments to fermentation to visual arts. In that spirit, I’ll be performing Crow Chases Red-tailed Hawk–a newer piece for invented instruments and live electronics– along with other works. No Appalachian banjo this time out.