In 2012, Japanese experimental composer Makota Nomura created a graphic score in the form of an installation of dried roots arranged in five lines on two walls of the Aomori Contemporary Art Center. The score is visually elegant and rich in possibilities; my realization is here.
In the new Perfect Sound Forever, I talk with Gary Peters, author of Improvising Improvisation and The Philosophy of Improvisation, about some of the philosophical issues improvisation raises.
A new collaboration, with Marco Lucchi’s Musiche Virtuali project. Collaborators were given a mellotron track to respond to; Marco crafted the final results. The variety of sounds and approaches reflects the different sensibilities that came into play. Mine is here, but please listen to the others as well.
Tomorrow afternoon I’ll be with the Creative Music Workshop for a performance of improvised music and dance at the Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park MD 20912. All ages, beginning at 4 PM.
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/213743775867496/
On Arteidolia, a piece on Joelle Leandre Being with Sound.
When Perfect Sound Forever asked me if I’d like to do an interview with friend and collaborator Cristiano Bocci, how could I say no? It’s now up with the latest issue.