It has been a while and BUSY...with what?...MUSIC!
On Saturday, October 9, I had the fortune of playing my first concert in over two years with dear friends at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, where my longtime duo partner, Colin McAllister and I, with the fabulous assist of Russ Callison, gave the world premiere of Luke Schulze's Racine, on the Peak Frequency at the End Center on campus. On the same concert I got to improvise with a colleague that I had not seen in over 20 years, Pat O'Keefe, as well as Glen Whitehead, Randy Bowen, Luke, and Colin. What a concert! On the same weekend, Luke and I delivered master classes and presentations with another very talented guest composer, Will Brobston, whose kick-butt guitar solo, Bardo, was shredded by Callison, wow!
After getting back to Oregon, we re-started 'in-person' teaching at SOU. Then just a couple weeks ago, Bernadette and I dropped "Rapt" from my developing opera, Neurotica - check out the video!
Finally, I am finally in print! You can read “Synthesis and Modularity in the Work of A Multimedia Composer," featured in John Zorn's 10th and final volume of Arcana: Musicians on Music. I can't express the honor it is to be a part of such a seminal journal on the music of our time. Thank you, John!
Oh! and my re-design of the Music Industry & Production Lab in the Music Program at SOU is done!
There are so many things for which to be grateful and LOUD ;-)