upcoming performances & projects

sos vivaldi

26 April 2017 20:00 with Pamela Z, Beryl Lee Heuermann, Ken Ueno

at CNMAT (Center for New Music and Audio Technology) 1250 Arch Street, Berkeley

This evening at CNMAT I'll perform compoitions by
Ig Henneman The Motion Caused
Cindy Cox Shape of the Shell
Julio Estrada Yuunohui'yei' Ehecatl
and in a duo with each vocalist, we will improvise a response to the composition, exploring the intersection of voice and instrument, story and sound.

This new program centers around compositions that include or reference text in various ways, with my own creation as part of it. It's part of my longing to hear stories untold while living with the nostalgia, wreckage, violence and beauty of the classical, inherently male tradition.

My own composition SOS Vivaldi  is for clarinetist who speaks, with soundtrack referencing Vivaldi's Nisi Dominus RV608, a Syrian song, and Adrienne Rich's poem Diving into the Wreck.

California ORANGE 

LUNCH CONCERT – April 26 at 12:00 UC Berkeley Hertz Hall

In late April 2017 I'll be performing and teaching at UC Berkeley, including a solo recital. 

Ig Henneman The Motion Caused
Hannah Lash California Orange
Cindy Cox Shape of the Shell
Morris Rosenzweig 2005 and counting - Katrina
Julio Estrada Yuunohui'yei' Ehecatl

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Next course begins May 2017. 

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Stars Like Sibilants Speak

Ken Ueno's 30 minute work for two clarinets, sho, electronics with speaking parts and staging. Part ritual, part poetry. Here is a film version, directed by Sjaron Minalo, funded by Amsterdam Fonds voor de Podiumkunst. This work is being booked for performances in the 2017-18 season and beyond. View trailer: