Saturday, July 23, 2011

Memory Select review of the Art of Composition

When I see Craig Matsumoto in the audience I know there will be a thoughtful review to come.  Here's what he thought of last night's Outsound Summit installment.

Me in the Aguascalientes Ensemble

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Last night in the Outsound Summit's third night, The Art of Composition. We played Gino Robair's new suite inspired by the skull and skeleton paintings of Posada.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Report on the Outsound Summit so far

We've had two free events at the Outsound New Music Summit so far -- the Touch the Gear expo and the composers' discussion panel which I moderated, shown above. Here's Amar's report.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Friday, July 01, 2011

The latest iteration of "I, Norton" on July 5th

Gino Robair's opera "I, Norton" morphs to fit any situation, and this time, it's one of the public events hosted by the American Guild of Organists' annual convention in San Francisco.  It takes place at the Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist at 110 Julian Street in the Mission District.

I will be a part of the wind section, contributing to the beautiful and spooky atmosphere on flute and bass flute.  Kyle Bruckman (oboe/English horn), Matt Ingalls (clarinets), Tom Djll (trumpets) and Krys Bobrowski (French horn & gliss glass) will be lined up with me.  Also look for me heterodyning with Matthew Goodheart on e-bow piano. 

Tom Duff stars as Emperor Norton and Gino will conduct.  Dave Hatt will play the 1902 organ and the Cornelius Cardew Choir will sing and hoot on bottles.

Seating is limited and a donation of $5 is requested at the door.