Here’s another video of double bassist Michele Bondesan performing a graphic score of mine–Ten Lines for Now Here. The original recording of Ten Lines for Now Here appears on Now/Here, the most recent release in the Barbiero/Bocci collaborations. Michele’s interpretation is entirely in keeping with the purpose of the piece as a spur to improvisation … More more from michele
A pleasant surprise to discover that OpusNovus, the contemporary music ensemble of Singapore’s Yong Siew Toh Conservatory, included a performance of Modular (2013) in a concert streamed this past February. It was a delight to hear the piece realized for string quartet, harp, trombone, piano and electronic keyboard.
Italian bassist Michele Bondesan performs Sound Row No. 14, an installment in the Sound Rows series of verbal scores that was written for him. It’s a wonderful realization that brings the words on the page to life in vivid sounds.
Michele Bondesan is a fine young Italian double bassist conversant with contemporary composed music as well as with free improvisation. He’s recently recorded some graphic scores of mine, including two that were composed for him and dedicated to him. Ten Lines for Michele Bondesan is one of them. More to follow in the coming weeks.
Colla Parte in performance at Rhizome this past Sunday evening, celebrating the life and music of Kevin O’Meara. With thanks to Bobby and Clay of Transparent Productions, and Layne of Rhizome for sound. Photograph by Gary Rouzer.
Thank you from Colla Parte to everyone who braved the heat and humidity to come to Rhizome for last night’s musical evening in celebration of the life of Kevin O’Meara. It was a cathartic experience for us and we hope an uplifting one for all who were there.
Tomorrow morning’s episode of This! Music, the free jazz and improvised music show hosted by the venerable Bobby Hill on WOWD-LP Takoma Radio, will be featuring the music of Colla Parte during its first hour. Local listeners can tune in at 94.3 FM at 10 AM; everyone else can listen online at takomaradio.org at 10 … More colla parte on this! music tomorrow morning
Many thanks to Harmonic Series, the Substack newsletter devoted to improvisation and nonstandard musical notation, whose new number makes kind mention of my essay Graphic Scores & Musical Post-Literacy.
Many thanks to Expose for a kind review of Now/Here, the latest release in the ever-fruitful collaboration with Cristiano Bocci.
As part of a larger project–more about which later–I’ve been revisiting and revising some essays published by Arteidolia. Now posted are new, improved versions of Graphic Scores & Musical Post-Literacy; Free Improvisation & How It Means; and Improvisation: Experience: Self-Disclosure.