LOS ANGELES ~ SAN FRANCISCO ~ NEW YORK ~ TORONTO
as I sit here in Brooklyn with a green tea in hand, at one of ten thousand local coffee shops popping up everywhere all the time (which i love) I wanted to share some highlights from the last month or two and some dates for 2014 with you all. The last couple of months I have been basically living out of my suitcase, and also living out of my bands headquarters basement, namely Gavin Gardiner's basement. Thanks Gavin! Some incredible shows though, A really beautiful recital in Los Angeles with long time colleague and friend Peter Longworth, vivaldi concerto's in Wilmington Delaware, a show in Toronto with the Wooden Sky, Brendan Canning, and Classical Revolution - i believe my first triple bill... a big self-organized, self-promoted california tour with some great college buddies where we performed two weeks of shows based around the Quartet for the End of Time, by Olivier Messiaen, a recording of the Brahms Horn Trio in Santa Barbara, and even a quick visit to Glenn Devon Ranch, where we hope to bring many many more kids in years to come to explore the love, beauty, and magic of Big Sur and Music. Plans in motion for August's festival already. Stay tuned! I guess this brings me to this coming year. Well, I'm constantly dreaming, but lets start with some for sure dates. I would love to invite you to an upcoming CD release concert of a new group in the making, called ACRONYM. we are basically a bunch of great friends based in and around New York that love playing early music. Two albums are coming out in January, and our concert is set for February 10th in NYC. Details can be found on our website ACRONYMENSEMBLE we are also playing a show on February 8th in Oberlin, Ohio, where many of us went to school and first met, almost 8 years ago already... I should mention you can already listen to free soundclips from the albums on our website now :) The Wooden Sky is also releasing an album in the new year, we are aiming for March. I'm sad to say, strings only made it on a couple of tracks because of our insanely busy travel schedules this year - but come hear us play our annual holiday show this week, on Sunday December 29th, all proceeds are going to the daily bread food bank. tickets can be found here. Dreaming live.... projects in motion, I'm working on a live video installation project with Rachel Monosov, and a solo album, which may end up just being an album of all kinds of collaborations as i have some of the most talented friends i know... Wishing everyone a beautiful 2014 as we get closer to the New Year. I'm off to read through 12 brand new compositions from local New York Composers that have written songs for my quartet, another project! exciting times...
on tour. kickin it. playin.