In just a few weeks, Cristiano Bocci and I will be releasing our second collaboration, a collection of electroacoustic music and field recordings exploring the audio topography of atopias, or non-places–public spaces we pass through, use and leave behind more or less anonymously. To accompany the release I’ve written an essay that has just been published on Arteidolia. With photographs by Randee Silv.
Thanks to everyone who came out to Rhizome on a Tuesday night for a terrific evening of music and movement. And special thanks to our hosts and to performers Jim Strong and Rex Delafkaran, and Sahba Sizdahkhani.
Photos by Phong Tran
Tomorrow night Sam Byrd & Jimmy Ghaphery join me for a set at Rhizome DC, 6950 Maple St NW, in the Takoma neighborhood of Washington DC. 8 PM.
Photo by Chris Videll.
I recently had the pleasure of recording one of the graphic scores created by Sardinian pianist/composer Silvia Corda as part of her Traces project. Intriguing, too, to hear the fine interpretations offered by Adriano Orru, Mauro Sambo, Gianni Mimmo, Gianni Lenoci, Paolo Chagas, and Pat Lugo and Marco Mal Loprieno, all of which can be heard on Silvia’s Soundcloud page. And finally, some reflections on the project in Percorsi Musicali.
From the Start-ups show at Dance Exchange, a video of Ken Manheimer‘s piece An Unofficial History of Never. For until the official history comes out…
Video by Slingshot Video.
This past Saturday evening at Dance Exchange, Ken Manheimer and I had the pleasure of performing his Duet, as part of a program by the Nancy Havlik Dance Performance Group.
With thanks to Denaise Seals of Slingshot Video.
On Saturday, February 25, the Nancy Havlik Dance Performance Group presents new work for dance and music at Dance Exchange in Takoma Park, MD.
Start Ups includes three new pieces and works in progress for dancers interacting with improvising musicians. In addition to the new work, Ken Manheimer and I will be recreating his 2015 Duet for dancer and double bass.
Choreography: Nancy Havlik & Ken Manheimer
Dancers: Margarita Castro, Jonathan DeVilbiss, Seth Dellinger, Juliana Ponguta Forero, Ken Manheimer, Sandra Roachford, Shay Turner
Musicians: Daniel Barbiero (double bass), Gary Rouzer (cello), Nate Scheible (percussion)
8 PM at Dance Exchange, 7117 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, Maryland 20912
Tickets: $10 General Admission, Reservations & Info: 240.802.2480
Image by Brian Harris/Blue Field Arts