This past month+ has been a busy time, wherein I've done a lot of exciting things, which I will now just brashly list, rather than describe in the detail they deserve:
- played a fun Weather Duo show with Dark Dark Dark
- performed an exciting piece by Stefan Prins with Trombonist Dylan Chmura-Moore
- subbed as guest principal with the enthusiastic Sheboygan Symphony
- premiered a new work by composer Steve Lewis with Downbeat Means Attack
- started work, along with Pat Reinholz, on new music to accompany a piece choreographed by Li Chiao-Ping
- performed with folk singer Thistle at the lovely Ambrosia co-op with the beehive collective
- ran a rhythm sectional with a middle school jazz band
- dressed as glam rock band STARBLASTER to perform at a Halloween party with the Shtetlblasters
- ...and probably more stuff, too.
The month of November brings with it yet more excitement. This Thursday, I embark with Anna Weisling and Eric Sheffield for Florence, Alabama, where we will perform this weekend in the Electroacoustic Juke Joint, held at the University of North Alabama. We will be performing the piece exit crafting, which was first performed in a rudimentary state in my senior recital this past April. (You can listen to that performance here.) We've expanded it to three movements, and clarified its purpose a bit. I will hopefully post more media evidence of this on this site soon. We perform on Friday, November 12. We had a rehearsal performance yesterday for the double bass masterclass (my old stomping ground) at the UW School of Music. As long as all of Eric's drivers work, this should go pretty well. We will be packing three people, a bass, plus amps, computers, projector and maybe some sandwiches into Eric's Yaris for this sojourn.
The morning after we drive back to Madison, I fly out at 6AM to visit a dear friend in Boston, as well as sneak around some grad schools.
More as it happens.