Very sad to announce that Kevin O’Meara, drummer for Colla Parte, has left us. In addition to playing with us, Kevin performed with many others, most notably with Baltimore’s Wham City Collective and the Dan Deacon Ensemble. He played live dates with the Deacon group and also appeared on their recordings “Bromst” and “America.” … More kevin o’meara rip
Thanks to the new swifts & slows for featuring three tracks from Electronic Remediations for Double Bass.
In the new issued of Perfect Sound Forever is Orchestrating Eno: From the Discreet to the Discretionary, an article about Contact Contemporary Music director Jerry Pergolesi’s arrangement of Brian Eno’s Discreet Music for chamber orchestra.
An outdoor, limited attendance gig with Perry Conticchio at Dom Zero this past Saturday evening was the first live gig I’ve played since the pandemic hit. Almost forgot how good it is to play with someone in real time…great thanks to Dom Zero for making it happen. Photo by Jeff Surak.
New in Arteidolia, The Letters of What Is, an essay on the relationship between geometrical abstraction and speculation about the fundamental stuff of matter. Dedicated to Beverly Willis.
Great thanks to Chris Richards and the Washington Post for including Electronic Remediations for Double Bass in a nice piece on the variety of music being done in the region during the quarantine.
Barbiero & Bocci go to hell–so you don’t have to! Well, not really. But we do have a track on Eighth Tower Records’ collection Demonology in Dante’s Inferno–ours is an audio impression of Malebranche. Curated by Raffaele Pezzella aka Sonologyst, it’s available as a download and a beautiful limited edition CD.
The current issue of Perfect Sound Forever includes my interview with composer Tom Johnson. In addition to being a composer of innovatively structured work, Johnson was a music critic for the Village Voice in the 1970s and 1980s. We covered all that, and more.
Many thanks to Avant Music News for naming Electronic Remediations for Double Bass as a pick of the week.
I’m pleased to announce that Plus Timbre has just released Away from the Center Toward X, an album of duets with Will Robin on alto saxophone and voice. It’s available as a free download.