Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Outsound's annual fundraising dinner is June 27th

Outsound Presents is putting on its 3rd annual "Monday the Month Before" fundraising dinner to benefit the Outsound New Music Summit.  This year we take a big leap forward, taking our dinner into the beautiful Numi Tea Garden in Oakland, with music by Vorticella, and dinner by chef Miles Ake.  Here's the chef's description of the feast:

"The list of ingredients when put together form a classic Gazpacho. This will function as a prompt or an armature that dishes can be built upon. The root of the word Gazpacho is derived from a Mozarab word caspa, meaning "residue" or "fragments," which refers to the small pieces of bread and vegetables in a Gazpacho soup. throughout the meal the gazpacho as an entity wil go through a series of fractured movements. This fracturing is not a means to disconnect, but rather as a process of extraction, distillation and isolation of distinct parts. The structure of the menu is an anagrammatical game or a rewinding (moving backwards in time to replay a track) while simultaneously moving forward without redundancy in form/texture/taste using to compositional terms (verse, refrain, notes, scale, etc....) to build a lexicon of culinary elements."

I invite you all to view the full invitation and RSVP for the event.  Hope to see you there!

Monday, May 09, 2011

We rocked ourselves silly for Tim Smith.

Photo by Tom Djll
Yes we did.  ReCardiacs Fly was one of 6 artists and bands (Amy X Neuburg, Wiener Kids, Grex, Inner Ear Brigade, us, and the Dominique Leone ensemble) amassed for the occasion at Cafe du Nord.

This photo by Tom Djll too.
Left to right: percussionist Suki O'Kane, saxist Chris Broderick, me, guitarist Marc Laspina, and bassist Tim Walters.  Moe! Staiano is behind the drums and keyboardist Amar Chaudhary is in the dark depths.

Our set was:
To Go Off And Things
Too Many Irons In the Fire
Hello Mr Sparrow

It's the morning after!  The shadowy forces in charge of the benefit concert are counting the money raised for Mr. Smith's care.  The members of ReCardiacs Fly have reluctantly removed their makeup and unhyphenated their names from -Smith, and are waiting for the audio and video recordings to surface.

Friday, May 06, 2011

Interview with Erik Ehn about Cordelia

These are the playwright's thoughts presented with a slideshow of images from the play and a little bit of my flute music.

Cordelia Interview with Erik Ehn from Theatre of Yugen on Vimeo.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Amar's review of Cordelia

There are just three performances left - tonight, tomorrow, and Saturday.  Tickets can be ordered online from Brown Paper Tickets.

Here's Amar's review which I really like, especially the photos.  That's me with the bass flute and the hat on.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

ReCardiacs Fly rehearsing

This is from our rehearsal on May 1st.  From left to right it's Suki O'Kane on the xylophone, Marc Laspina on guitar, Tim Walters on bass, an empty microphone where I would be standing, and Chris Broderick on sax.  Set up next to where I'm taking the picture is Amar Chaudhary on keyboard, and around the corner from Suki where you can't see him is Moe! Staiano, drummer and benefit concert ringleader!  We hope to play for lots of you on May 8th at the Cafe du Nord.