I'll be Artist-in-Residence at the Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia. I'll working with their Social Practice Lab, which focuses on "Philadelphia’s Chinatown North as a dynamic neighborhood site for local and national artists to explore contemporary visual and performing arts that forge alliances to encourage neighborhood development and positive change within the community."
Our next SoundSpace program at the Blanton Museum is an exploration of unusual timbre and the novel processes used to create it. Featured are a premiere by Travis Weller and his consort of hand crafted instruments, Sam Cusumano of Electricity for Progress / Data Garden, Dan Lippel of the acclaimed International Contemporary Ensemble, Chris Cogburn, curator of the No Idea Festival, and bassist extraordinaire Damon Smith.
I wrote a piece for trombones, didgeridoos, and sine waves for the James Turrell Skyspace at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Commissioned by the Artosphere Festival, the premiere was June 21st at dusk on the Summer Solstice.
Here is the trailer.
Austin Critics' Table Award
SoundSpace won the Austin Critics' Table Award, thanks to the many musicians and artists that performed. Stay tuned for the next show on Oct 21st, which will feature Henry Brant's mesmerizing work, Orbits, for 80 trombones, organ, and soprano.