Stellar composer/cellist Brian Grimm has just released to the world of the Internet his score for the play Mary's Wedding, which he composed and performed last fall for the Indiana Repertory Theater in Indianapolis. He's played snippets for me before, but it's really great to be able to hear it all in its entirety.
The two most recent episodes of Mad Toast Live are performances by Shtetlblasters and Thistle and the Thorns. Go to their website and download the podcasts now! I had a great time playing the show with both groups.
Summer is a good time to start new projects, and I'm excited to be starting a new trio with guitarist Luke Polipnick and percussionist Geoff Brady. They're both stellar musicians, who have been involved in things that I've admired for a long time, so this'll be a great opportunity for me to learn a thing or three.
Our first show is Thursday, May 26th at Audio For the Arts. We're opening for the killer NYC band Father Figures, in a show presented by Surrounded by Reality. 7pm
I just realized that these pieces we recorded for Sleepwalks last August are online!
Sleepwalks is produced by a collective of improvising musicians and video artists. We've been on hiatus for a while, due to the sad state of WYOU, the community TV station we used as a space to record/means to broadcast, but hopefully more will happen in the future.
Please enjoy these performances from August 19th, 2010---
Eric Sheffield, electronics, guitar, percussion
Jeff Herriott, electronics
Matt Sintchak, saxophone
Heidi Johnson, live video mixing
Eric Allin & Anna Weisling, cameras
You can see more Sleepwalks I've been involved with here.
I send emails occasionally about upcoming performances. They're very cordial.
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