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.

Hultgren Premeires Snakeskin (verso)

score selection
Craig Hultgren will premiere my work Snakeskin (verso) for cello and live electronics tonight at Georgia State.

Tuesday, October 15 at 7:30pm
Florence Kopleff Recital Hall
15 Gilmer St SE
Atlanta GA, 30303

neoPhonia is presenting Craig in a program of contemporary music for solo cello. The concert includes works by three Georgia State faculty: Nickitas Demos, Robert Scott Thompson, and Marc LeMay.

First Flight for Crow Chases Red-tailed Hawk

invented instruments

I’m excited to premiere a new work for invented instruments and electronics on Saturday as part of the Birmingham New Music Festival. Crow Chases Red-tailed Hawk uses bullroarers and other instruments that make sound when swung overhead on the end of a string. I’ve been working on prototypes for these instruments–whistles, buzzers, hummers, swoopers–for the last few months and this will be their first public outing.

Birmingham New Music Festival
Mostly Improv Night
October 12, 2019 at 7PM
East Village Arts of Birmingham
7611 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35206

I need help naming the instruments, so please come to the show, listen, and give me your best suggestions for names.

Gravity Pulling at Barking Legs Tonight

I’m playing at Barking Legs in Chattanooga tonight in an event co-hosted by the Shaking Ray Levi Society. I haven’t been there since 2001 with James Keepnews, so it’ll be great to return.

Sunday October 7 7:30pm
Barking Legs Theater
1307 Dodds Avenue
Chattanooga TN

Along with playing some solo music for banjo and electronics, I’ll be collaborating with dancers and improvisers on a piece with video similar to the image above. I created the video my modeling the behavior of particles interacting with gravity using Processing. After the concert will be a short demo of my sensor-augmented banjo.

Facebook event

Previews articles:
Times Free Press
Chattanoogan

A History of Elevators in Film at Soundwaves

Aron Kallay will perform my piece A History of Elevators in Film today at Soundwaves in Santa Monica CA. The concert features selections from Beyond 12, Aron’s project for retuned and remapped keyboards.

Wednesday March 21
Beyond 12
Aron Kallay
Soundwaves
Santa Monica Public Library
Martin Luther King Auditorium
601 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica CA 90401
Aron will perform my piece A History of Elevators in Film

A History of Elevators in Film is for piano and electronics with the keys remapped to different pitches in real time as Kallay plays. Here’s video from a 2015 performance at LaGrange College

l’Artiste Ordinaire, Tim Feeney, Holland Hopson at Gin Palace House Concert

Tomorrow I’ll be playing a house concert in the newly christened Gin Palace. I’ll perform a solo set for banjos with electronics, and Tim Feeney will play solo percussion. Special guests l’Artiste Ordinaire (Melissa Grey, David Morneau) will perform their work Photon Ecstasy.

October 10 8:00pm
House Concert with
l’Artiste Ordinaire (Melissa Grey, David Morneau), Tim Feeney, Holland Hopson
2120 6th Street
Tuscaloosa AL