Zach Herchen, a fellow Bang-on-a-Can-er, wrote this brief recap article for NewMusicBox!
In the video below, I can be seen in many snippets, including playing some brake drums for David Lang's cheating,lying,stealing, and in the impromptu sing-along at the end with our guerilla-style indie band, Compartment Building, and many in between.
banging on cans!
I'm still in recovery mode from spending 3 of the best weeks of my life at the Bang on a Can Festival at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA. It was pretty much the ideal life: spending all day playing weird, new music in a contemporary art museum.
Above, I'm preparing to play Amanda Schoofs' piece, Fragility of Permanence underneath the breathtaking phoenix sculptures by Xu Bing.
A really gracious and talented group of musicians agreed to play my piece, touch, in a gallery recital. Here we are playing amongst early Sol LeWitt.
From left to right, the ensemble is:
Stephanie Richards, trumpet
Lina Andonovska, flute
Adrianne Pope, violin
Ted Babcock, vibraphone
Jacob Abele, toy piano
Chuck Furlong, bass clarinet
Doug Machiz, cello
Zeca Lacerda, vibraphone
Ken Thomson, bass clarinet
I send emails occasionally about upcoming performances. They're very cordial.
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