photo via Ojai Music Festival
It was so much fun to get to perform as part of the 2018 Ojai Music Festival. The opening night performance of Nono’s La lontananza nostalgica utopia futura was reviewed in the LA Times and Ventura County Star.
I was also one of the eight (!!!!!!!!) basses for Ustvolskaya’s Dies Irae on Saturday night. Steve Smith wrote about his experience of the festival here (and includes a couple notes and photos of the Dies Irae performance).
Full festival reviews also appear in the NY Times, LA Times, and The New Yorker.
photo via VC Star
Mark Swed’s large piece on John Luther Adams in the LA Times has a portion devoted to the Redlands Symphony’s April concert. The whole article is centered on Adams’s recent work, and pays special attention to our performance of his there is no one, not even the wind. You can read it here: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/classical/la-ca-cm-john-luther-adams-notebook-20180503-story.html
The first two reviews/write ups are in for Orbit, my new album paired and sharing a title with a photo book by Renato D’Agostin. Currently available for pre-order and out on March 19th. https://iikki.bandcamp.com/album/orbit
– A review in French mostly discussing the photography, by Anaïs Viand, but also how the book and LP are paired (at Fisheye Magazine): https://www.fisheyemagazine.fr/images/livre/en-orbit/
– And a preview/review in English mostly about the music, by Steve Smith, but also discussing the photography (at The National Sawdust Log): https://nationalsawdust.org/thelog/2018/03/16/on-the-record-march-16-2018/
Pre-orders are available for my album Orbit—a collaboration between photographer Renato D’Agostin and me initiated by IIKKI.
You can listen and pre-order on bandcamp: https://iikki.bandcamp.com/album/orbit
The music is available on a limited edition, hand-numbered vinyl (300 copies) as well as digitally (copies of the vinyl come with a download code). The photo book is available as a hardcover book on Munken Print (96 pages, 59 photos), hand-numbered and hand-stamped.
More information available here: http://www.iikki-books.com/iikki-005-orbit. You can also pre-order directly on IIKKI’s website: https://www.iikki-books.com/shop
There will be a release party in Los Angeles, TBA.
Ron Athey and Sean Griffin’s Gifts of the Spirit: Prophecy, Automatism and Discernment was reviewed in ArtForum.
I’m glad to have been a small, bass-playing part of it.