Summer Stasis

Well, it's obviously been entirely too long since I've updated this blog. I won't attempt to cover everything I've done since the last update, but chief among them was a sendoff for cellist Nathan Bontrager with whom I've played with in Broadcloth and Dr. Caterwaul's Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps for the last several years. So before he left, Broadcloth finished up recording our debut CD, and we recorded the debut releases for both Dr. Caterwaul's AND An Historic in the same session. Stay tuned for more info on all of those as it comes. Most recently, I performed Saturday with Anne Rhodes and Brian Slattery. The occasion was last minute but the deadline prompted three short compositions which set some of the central tenets of Earthseed, the fictional religion/philosophy created by Octavia E. Butler in her books "Parable of the Sower" and "Parable of the Talents." I've wanted to engage with Butler's text for awhile, and this was a great opportunity to do so without getting into as large-scale of a composition I eventually hope to. Here's an excerpt from the first performance: Expect these compositions to be developed and performed again, and potentially added to.

 Immediately ahead, An Historic is coming out of a bit of a stasis with some new material and performances. Still waiting on the art for the upcoming "Seicremmllams" tape, but now that the LP is finally recorded (currently being mixed), I've felt OK moving on to new material with gusto.

An Historic will be performing:
 10/21 with Brian Slattery at the Rhymes with Opera Fall Salon, 2012. Christ Church NYC, 520 Park Avenue, 6PM.
 10/27 with Mountain Wasp, Clara Engel. At Le Cagibi, Montreal, PQ. 9PM.
 11/27 with Mal Blum, Zoe Boekbinder and Jacket Thor. Cafe Nine, New Haven, CT. 9PM.

 There are a few other things up in the air at the moment - stay tuned. And check the sidebar for more upcoming performances including a Halloween show with Dr. Caterwaul's and the Cygnet Sisters.

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