My next album, Orbit, will be released in March 2018 by the label IIKKI. Each of IIKKI’s releases pairs musical artists with visual artists and my work will be paired with the photographer Renato D’Agostin.
Here’s a preview of the opening track, featuring Rachel Beetz‘s incredible flute playing.
The music is available as an LP and the art as a fine art book, intended to be enjoyed both together and separately. For the turntableless people out there, the music will also be available as a download (or if you just prefer bits over grooves).
I’m off to the ISB convention Tuesday morning (at 3am!). I’ll give a little talk on Saturday morning at 9am about recording the bass. Of the many things I’m excited about I’ll be looking forward to playing a lot of basses and bows by from all the major US shops; concerts by Eleonore Oppenheim, Mark Dresser, and Matthew McDonald; lectures and masterclasses by Matthew McDonald and Megan McDevitt; and of course seeing old friends and mentors and meeting new ones. The full schedule is here.
If you’ll be around and want to say hello, please send me an email so we’ll be sure to make it happen!
Next week, Michelle Lou and I embark on a California tour inaugurating our new electric bass duo Bass2Bass. We’ll present new works by Weston Olencki, Sabrina Schroeder, and me. You’ll be able to find us all around the bay area and in Los Angeles.
April 18: Center for New Music and sfSoundSalonSeries (San Francisco) – 8pm
Buy Tickets ($15/$10)
April 19: CSU Monterey Bay
Workshop and performance for students
April 20: CCRMA at Stanford – 7:30pm
April 22: Indexical (Boulder Creek) – 8pm
Buy Tickets ($20/$10)
April 24: Automata (Los Angeles) – 8pm
Buy Tickets ($18/$15)
Hope to see you at one of these shows!
I’ve just joined soundcloud somewhere around 3-5 years behind the curve. You can find me at https://soundcloud.com/stwbass.