upcoming release preview track

Microeconomics is a set of music clarinetist Ben Redwine pianist Jon Matis and I recorded live in the studio in February 2015. It officially drops on June 30, but you can download a free track from All About Jazz. The track, Microeconomics Part 3a Graphics 5, is a section of our realization of a graphic score I brought with me to the session.

the principle of paradox

Last year, the Greek new music/improvisation ensemble 6daEXIt solicited compositions from a number of composers. I was fortunate enough to have been one of them. They’ve just uploaded their realization of The Principle of Paradox, a combination verbal/graphic score that I wrote for them. It’s a gratifying interpretation that embodies the score’s concern with timbre and space, and I thank them for bringing the piece to life in such a dynamic way.

tomorrow night at rhizome: X & Y (but not Z)

Courtesy of Sonic Circuits DC, tomorrow night is the debut performance of X & Y (but not Z), a duo of James Wolf on violin and myself on double bass. Also featured is Valerie Kuehne and the Wasps Nests–I wouldn’t venture to guess what they might do other than to say that if there’s still cabaret in the 25th century, it probably will be something like this.

Eight PM at Rhizome DC, 6950 Maple Street in Takoma Park, DC.

PS: Please contribute to Rhizome’s 2017 fundraiser, now in progress. They’re an essential resource.

Photograph of James Wolf by Chris Videll.