CHICAGO 8/24 w/Jessica Pavone at Constellation!

I’m very excited to be back in Chicago at the end of August for a bit, and will be playing a solo set at Constellation with Jessica Pavone. If you are in the area, please come out, it should be a great night!

Some links:

Event page at Constellation

Facebook event page

Here is what Jess is up to:

Jessica Pavone’s recent works for solo viola and voice stem from years of concentrated long tone practice and an interest in repetition, song form, and sympathetic vibration. She combines her long tone rituals with delay, understated melodies and sparse lyrical content while continuously experimenting with new forms.

This tour celebrates the release of Pavone’s new album, Kunckle Under, released by Taiga Records.

Jessica Pavone – viola / effects

“Pavone has the ability to transform a naked tonal gesture into something special” – Philip Clark, The Wire

“[D]istinct and beguiling…its core is steely, and its execution clear.” – Nate Chinen, New York Times

6/29: “Remarks On Color” at Indexical Transient Festival, Brooklyn

This coming Saturday, June 29th, will see the premiere of the first collaborative composition between Anne Guthrie and myself (only took 10 years for us to do this kind of thing). titled “Remarks on Color,” it’s an indeterminate-ish piece for mixed and mobile ensemble, with occasional playback from discreet speakers in the space.


II.7: Bandwidth
Saturday Jun. 29, 2013, 8 pm | $10
Willow Place Auditorium (26 Willow Place, Brooklyn Heights)

Bandwidth is about compositions that start from a single parameter or principle, extrapolating an entire piece from this one point. It is like looking through a paper towel tube, focusing on a small circle in the distance, until the outline of the tube becomes the viewer’s world. These pieces begin with a mechanism—a simple numerical series, the resonance of a room, or the shape of a singer’s mouth—and build into something more. They ask the listener to focus on a small space, and to find what is audible within it.

James Tenney, Critical Band
Laura Steenberge, Piriforms
John Hastings, White (Vermont)
Michael Winter, mass and band
Brian Parks, Stagger Canon for Eight Singers
Fraufraulein (Billy Gomberg + Anne Guthrie), Remarks on Color