John Cage Variety Show

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Mode Records presents the John Cage Variety Show, directed by Miguel Frasconi. September 16, 2011, The Stone, NYC. (excerpt) An evening of pieces by John Cage, performed simultaneously and independently. Works include In a Landscape, Music for Amplified Toy Piano, Cheap Imitation, Variations II, Solo for Sliding Trombone, Composed Improvsiation, 45′ for a Speaker, excerpts […]

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Record Store Day

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Today is Record Store Day. I’d go out to a record store if there were any near by. Guess I could go downtown and check out Other Music. I was surprised to see it’s still open. That was probably the last record store I actually visited on a regular basis. Before Tower Records closed, I […]

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This Past Week, 3: Music for Merce

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

This past week started with an amazing set of concerts: the Music for Merce CD release celebration. On Sunday, March 20, at Roulette, there were two concerts celebrating the music culture that grew up around the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. To paraphrase John King, “you could do concerts of experimental music where 200 or 300 […]

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This Past Week, 2: Trisha & Alvin

Monday, March 28, 2011

The night before seeing Monodramas, I went to see the Trisha Brown Dance Company at DTW. My old friend Alvin Curran was playing live and was nice enough to get me a ticket. I love Trisha’s work. I’ve been seeing her company for over 20 years (she’s celebrating her 40 year this year), and it […]

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This Past Week, 1: Monodramas

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Now that there’s a way to link this blog to my facebook page, I’ll probably start writing more. Sometimes the 420 character limit in the fb update is just too few to get any detail (ya’ think?). It’s been an awesome week for performance here in NYC. Two days ago I went to City Opera […]

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Bard Laptop Orchestra 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Every other semester I teach a class at Bard College called “Workshop in Software for Composition and Performance.” It’s basically a class in the music software Ableton Live. The final project at the end of each semester is to put on a concert where all the students play all their assignments all at the same […]

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Solo Glass @ IPR, June 5, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

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Toy Pianos (plus)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

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[Audio clip: view full post to listen] I just discovered the facebook group for toy piano performers so I thought I’d add a link to this audio and video. This is a piece for toy piano and glassharp that never got on my New Albion cd Song + Distance. It was recorded back in 2000 […]

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ARCANA IV

Friday, November 6, 2009

The new book, Arcana IV, has been released. This is the fourth volume of the series Arcana: Musicians on Music, conceived and edited by John Zorn. Last year John was nice enough to ask me to contribute something to this installment. After wracking my brain for a while, I decide to write an essay called Why […]

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A Break

Friday, November 6, 2009

I am taking a break from adding to this blog right now. What with teaching at Bard College, composing, performing, and co-ordinating the care of my 90 year old father, not to mention overseeing the archiving and sales of my father’s voluminous artwork, I have little time to think about blogging. But there is still […]

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