Last Minute Shows

A few very-recent additions to my schedule happening this weekend. Large Objects is performing as a trio (Klein/Matlock/Rhodes) at La Paloma Sabanera in Hartford tomorrow, Saturday the 23rd at 7:30PM. On Sunday the 24th, I'm accompanying the duo of Kyoko Kitamura and Anne Rhodes at Downtown Music Gallery in NYC at 7PM, as they lead a workshop and performance of some of Anthony Braxton's Ghost Trance Music and Language Music system as well as some original compositions by the two.

Another recently-added date is April 4th at 7:30, at Yale Hillel - I'm performing on Accordion with the Yale Klezmer Band, pairing tunes with readings by Yiddish scholar Ken Frieden from his book "Classic Yiddish Stories." Further info TBA.

Finally, a pertinent announcement from Joey Molinaro. Joey completed a successful Kickstarter campaign recently to raise money for this release, attempting a new model of DIY commissioning. Here's his blurb about it:
As for future releases, I would like to announce the official selections for my Analog DIYalog vinyl recording project, whose scores range from meticulously-notated malevolence to improvisatory sketches. Look for the record to drop in 2014:

Lucio Menegon- Improvisation as an Analogy for Two Parties that Don’t Speak the Same Language
Chris Kincaid- Etude 1
Amy Mills- Port Chester Noise: Satan’s Dungeon
Dave Scanlon- Short Exercise #1
Joe White- Ritalin
Tim Byrnes- Untitled
Eleonor Sandresky- Etude
Adam Matlock- GwWick
Epistasis- Horror In Fidelus
Christien LeDroit- Wandering the Threshold of Delirium

And last but not least, for now, a recent cover I recorded of a Peter Hammill tune "Too Many of My Yesterdays"

Upcoming, a few Dr. Caterwaul's appearances in CT and an An Historic set in NYC with Carl Testa, and on, and on.


the Capital "C" Composer mask...

If you've been with me up to this point you may know that I attempt to wear several masks/hats as a means of dividing my creative output - sometimes as a songwriter, sometimes doing electronic music/production, sometimes as a performer/side-person for other people's music. Even as the lines between those categories blur and fluctuate somewhat regularly, each of them seems to get their moment over the course of a span of time. Coming up, then, is a streak of stuff related to my composition work...

First, tomorrow, March 4th, 8PM at Cafe Nine in New Haven, I'm the featured musical guest on Chris Arnott's "Get to the Point" storytelling series. I'll be performing a new work along the lines of the "Drama mit Musik" style works that have appeared sporadically throughout my composing/performing career (see THIS and THIS among them). This one will be entirely solo and acoustic, and I'll leave it at that. The series has been a joy every time I've been and if you live in the area you owe it to yourself to check this series out.

Then Next Sunday, March 10th, Matlock/Rhodes/Slattery returns to perform the Earthseed Songs on the second installment of the Sharon Arts Series, at the Sharon Arts Gallery in Peterborough, New Hampshire. As it is on a Sunday, doors are at 5:30 PM. The bill also includes Banjo Assault, the duo of Tom Crean and Matt Robidoux, as well as the duo of Miss Olivia Kennet and Ted Lee, and a performance by Mysterybear and Greg Kowalski.

Finally, on March 17th, Rhymes with Opera's second annual Salon will be happening down in Baltimore at the City Arts Gallery (440 East Oliver St, Baltimore, MD 21202). It's a brunch potluck so everything gets underway at 2PM. I won't be there, alas, but they are performing an excerpt of "Red Giant," the opera I composed for them last year, and if you live in the area you should definitely go check it and the rest of the program out.

In the midst of all that I'm submitting a few compositions to other performers/ensembles soon, for which I'm extremely excited. More on THAT as the details solidify.

Happy Spring, everyone!