Performance Updates

Not much performing as of late. Been learning a ton of new music with Dr. Caterwauls, with the Wesleyan ensemble AND recently with Anthony Braxton's large ensemble, as well as for other miscellaneous performances. My brain is buzzing a lot as of late.

First and most prominent update - a date change. The Matlock/Rhodes/Slattery set with Emerging Voices Project has been moved to Friday, November 30th at Neverending Books. The start time is now 8PM. I'm very excited to have these folks in New Haven and it should be a fun evening.

Secondly, a new, last minute performance. I'll be performing primarily on accordion with Anthony Braxton's large ensemble (Compositions 100, 102, 147 and 169 among them, if you're wondering). The performance is at Crowell Concert Hall in Wesleyan's Center For the Arts in Middletown, at 8PM. The ensemble is quite varied this year and includes various woodwinds (including bassoon, bass clarinet and contralto clarinet to round out the low end), piano and mallet percussion, one student playing a very warbly but marvelous Yamaha electric keyboard, viola, trumpet, a vocalist and some others I'm forgetting too. It's been really wonderful to work on this stuff with this group over the last few weeks, and the concert should be a blast.

Finally, on December 15th, the quartet that has existed in theory for several months will cross over into the performing world. A quartet of Benjamin J.M. Klein, Anne Rhodes, Maura Valenti and myself will perform a set of improvisations and compositions alongside solo sets by Nick Millevoi and Keir Neuringer. The performance is part of the Uncertainty Series and is happening at The Big Room on December 15th at 8PM.

Finally, I'm very pleased to announce that Dr. Caterwaul's is opening for The Cankickers, who are back for a tour throughout the winter of 2013. We're joining them at Cafe Nine on January 2nd, with doors at 7PM. More details as they come.



Closing in on the album art for the "Seicremllams" EP cassette release. As the release draws near I'll be leaking some of the tracks for it online.

In the mean time, here's a rough mix of "I'll Regret This Tattoo When You Regret Ending The World," from the followup LP recorded with the help of Dr. Caterwauls and Carl Testa, entitled "Small Mercies."

This September marked the release of the October '11 performance by the Syntactical GTM Choir on New Braxton House recordings. It's available online in MP3 and FLAC formats at the Tricentric Foundation Website.

Finally, I'll be releasing a cassette of G. Zarapanecko material, two new tracks composed for a film, as well as one remix and one track from "Little Black Dots on the Air." Stay tuned for notice on that - I'm very excited for my first physical release by this project.

In upcoming performances, I'll be helping out in an undisclosed fashion on the performance/discussion by vocalists Anne Rhodes and Kyoko Kitamura as they discuss and perform the Ghost Trance Music of Anthony Braxton as well as original compositions by each of them. Performance is at the Downtown Music Gallery in Manhattan, 11/11/12 at 7PM.

I'll also be performing the Earthseed Songs again with Anne Rhodes and Brian Slattery, with some new additions to the cycle on December 1st, at a TBD location in New Haven. Also on the bill are the Emerging Voices Project, soprano Elisabeth Halliday and saxophonist Zach Herchen, performing music commissioned for the duo. Stay tuned for event location info, time probably 7PM...

Dr. Caterwaul's (now featuring Chris Cretella!) is performing a vaguely holiday themed show with the Cygnet Sisters on December 9th at the Big Room, New Haven CT. The time will be late-afternoon/early evening and family friendly!

Finally, we've set the date for the Wesleyan New Music Ensemble concert - it'll be in the evening, specific time TBA, on Tuesday, December 11th.

Last but not least, here's the flier for the upcoming show with Mal Blum and Zoe Boekbinder. This is the first time I've done a flier by hand, and this flier is exceptional for no other reason.

Stay tuned as always for further announcements, details, clarification.