Friday, November 09, 2012

Next week in New York City



On Wednesday, November 14th at 8:15 p.m., and Sunday November 18th at 3:15 p.m., I will be performing in this play at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, as part of the Soulographie: Our Genocides performance cycle.

Tickets are available HERE.

Friday, October 12, 2012

I'm the newest member of Ghost in the House!

Though their Edgetone Records web site hasn't been updated yet, I can confirm that I'm officially the band's newest member.  I will be playing bass flute.  I have always admired their haunting, abstract and atmospheric music, their candlelit stage arrangements, and their work with butoh dancer Kinji Hayashi, so joining them is an honor and a blessing.  I hope you'll come see me perform with them early in 2013.

Monday, October 08, 2012

pOWER jAM is what I am!

Photo by Myles Boisen
I had a great time playing in Moe! Staiano's Long Annual Rock Lotto.  This is the band I was randomly assigned to -- pOWER jAM.  There are 3 umlauts over the W, just to make sure you spell it right.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Century-and-a-Day Ensemble, Sept. 6th, 2012 - after SFMOMA performance

Gino Robair, Bob Marsh, Tom Duff, John Shiurba, Jacob Felix Heule, me, and Phillip Greenlief.
(photographer unknown -- when I find out who, I'll credit her!)

Friday, July 27, 2012

Geez, don't I look all serious and stuff.

Photo by Peter B. Kaars 2012
At the Outsound Summit asking questions of the Thursday night composers.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Interview of me in Fenderhardt

There is a very fine arts blog known as Fenderhardt and I am interviewed in it about the Outsound New Music Summit coming up this week.  I've run across people who didn't believe graphic scores were "real"...well, they are, and they will be an integral part of night 2 of the Summit.  And in this interview, we uncover some of their inner workings.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I'm going to New York City with Theatre of Yugen...

...and we need your support to get me there.  Travel funding, specifically.  I would deeply appreciate anything you can contribute.  Click on the widget over there on the right, to go to my personal fundraising page for the tour.  There you can view a video trailer for the play, Cordelia, which we'll be performing three times at the La Mama theater in NYC.  And also a personal video message from me.  Every little bit helps!  Thank you ever so much.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

My role in a world premiere on July 19th

The 2012 Outsound New Music Summit is coming up soon.  The Thursday night concert on July 19th, "The Composer's Muse", is my curation and consists of world premieres by Christina Stanley, Matthew Goodheart, and John Shiurba.

After everything was all confirmed John asked me to be the flutist and vocalist in his new work, 9x9.  Here's from his description: "The score will utilize nine different types of notation all of which are somehow derived from the newspaper, so the piece acts as a celebration and/or elegy for the old-fashioned print medium. The notation types will vary from standard music notation to graphic, textual and pictorial notation, allowing the ensemble some creative input in the interpretation. The form of the suite will be open, allowing the conductor and the players to spontaneously shape the way the music develops in real time."

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

This coming September 14th

Project Soundwave is San Francisco's experimental arts biennial.  This year's is the 5th, with the theme "Humanities".  My piece Genesis will be performed on September 14th at Intersection for the Arts, in a performance night entitled Revelations: Body & Space.  

Saturday, June 02, 2012

The other piece of mine which ALRY has released

Back in March of 2008, the Flock of Flutes in Walnut Creek, California performed my arrangement of the Fantaisie by Georges Huë, which they'd commissioned me to arrange for solo flute and flute choir.  They also had me arrange another Fantaisie, by Georges Enesco.  Both pieces were meant to showcase the talents of the winners of their Young Artist competition.

Both pieces now have been accepted by ALRY Publications.  The Huë Fantaisie has been released and is now available for purchase by flute choirs everywhere.  Click here to see the ordering page.

Friday, June 01, 2012

New release day at ALRY Publications

I'm proud to be able to say I'm a part of it.  My piece Penelope for a solo piccolo player, commissioned and premiered by Amy Likar back in 2010, is now available to anyone who'd like to challenge themselves with (1) portraying Molly Bloom from James Joyce's Ullysses, and (2) navigating a score with a line each for piccolo, voice, and steps!  Click here to view the ordering page.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

DJ Post-Pink on KUSF in Exile

My brand-new alter ego, DJ Post-Pink, is about to take her bow with a fill-in show on San Francisco Community Radio, KUSF in Exile.  I am subbing for my friend Matt Davignon on the World of Wonder, from midnight to 2 am on Wednesday, May 9th.  (That's Wednesday morning.  Or Tuesday evening, whenever you think of midnight happening.) 

If you miss it, it's OK because it will be archived.  

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Reconnaissance Fly demos ready for listening and free downloading!

Monday, March 12, 2012

A very happy 20th birthday...


...to the most wonderful Dusky Pionus parrot in the world, Murphy Soren. So glad you were born!

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

One week from tonight!


It will be Wednesday, March 14th, at the Hemlock Tavern -- 1131 Polk Street, San Francisco.  ReCardiacs Fly will blast through its third gig.  We go on at 10 pm but you should really arrive at 9 pm when the doors open so you can hear PG13 (Phillip Greenlief, John Shiurba, and Thomas Scandura) and after us the marvelous Surplus 1980.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Order "Remove Before Flight" directly from ALRY

In the past you could only get "Remove Before Flight" by mail order but now ALRY Publications, under new ownership, has a snazzy new web site where you can order online.  Checking now I find that Remove Before Flight is there and ready to be ordered.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

This Thursday night


Thursday, Mar 1 2012 8:00 PM
Luggage Store New Music Series
1007 Market St.
@ 6th Street
SF

T.D. Skatchit & Company - "Skatch Surveillance" CD Release ShowTom Nunn and David Michalak - skatchboxes
Guests performing with the duo:
Phillip Greenlief
Polly Moller
Tom Djll
Aurora Josephson
Opening solo - Tom Bickley - Recorder

"Thomas Skatchit continued to design and construct new skatchboxes while his cousin David mixed the various waveforms that had been recorded. The Skatchits had been seen at concert halls, bar rooms and dives, listening to and making note of the growing potential of Skatch."

And so continues the mythology of T.D. Skatchit & Company - 
Tom Nunn and David Michalak playing skatchboxes in trios with various Bay Area improvisers.

"A secret Society of Skatch was formed to celebrate the wondrous sounds of the Skatchbox. Covert arrangements were made to meet and record the new skatch music you hear on this recording!"

Are you listening?

Skatch Surveillance, their 3rd release, celebrates the ongoing development of skatchbox techniques pioneered by Tom and David and is an exploration of the varied influences guest musicians bring to the music of Skatch. The 16 tracks include – We Do Know, Detective Skatchit, Skatch Surveillance, Your Brain on Skatch and others. Guest musicians include: 
Aurora Josephson, Chris Brown, Jonathan Segel, Karen Stackpole and others.

"Skatch Surveillance is a seasoned expression of a unique instrument ~ the Skatchbox." Walter Ruffman, S.F. Monical

Cost : $6-10 sliding

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Meet Reconnaissance Fly


Here we are in a break from recording sessions.  Thanks very much to Larry's lovely wife Angela for the photo!  We are on Facebook, by the way...

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Recording sessions have begun

It's been a long time coming, but Reconnaissance Fly, all five of us, reported to the studio yesterday for a pre-production meeting and the beginning of sessions for our debut album, Flower Futures.  We created instrumentation lists for all the songs, set up our sessions schedule for the coming months, listed all our gear, and had esoteric discussions about digital audio.  Then we set up the studio enough so we could rehearse the first pair of songs on the list.  We begin tracking today.  It's really exciting to have this finally underway.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Reconnaissance Fly on January 9th


Reconnaissance Fly
Originally uploaded by Dill Pixels

Here we are at Luna's Cafe in Sacramento. We're playing this evening at the Cafe Rev in West Oakland!