Virtual House Concerts

Yesterday I performed my first virtual house concert, an idea I hope to continue through the COVID-19 crisis that has halted public performances around the globe. The archive of that stream is below.

Some other ideas include a shorter 12-tone/serial solo bass concert with works by Robert Morris, Erik Carlson, Charles Wuorinen, and perhaps others; improvisations with a new computer system I’m designing; other solo bass music; networked improvisations with others; etc. If you have ideas or pieces you’d like me to consider, please feel free to send them my way!

If I can get a good set up and balance performing with electronics, that will open more of my repertoire to this format. I think it will be possible, I just need some more time to experiment.

Please enjoy Eva-Maria Houben’s nachtstück (begins about 6:20), stay healthy, and stay home for now :)

T@MS concert online

If you weren’t able to make it out to my Tuesdays at Monk Space performance last December, you can watch my set online now :)

Thanks to the T@MS team and Adam Borecki Recording Services for the videos.

David Lang – i feel pretty
Alexandra Gardner – Mint Conditioner
Jenny Olivia Johnson – Home
(all for bass and electronics)

New Videos

Two new videos are now online! They’re both long microtonal chamber works in just intonation.

The slower-paced, more peaceful of the two is Christine Tavolacci and my performance of Cat Lamb’s muto infinitas at Cal Arts:

A more maximal work for brass, strings, soprano, and recorded poetry, wasteLAnd‘s performance of Wolfgang von Schweinitz’s THE CANTATA or, You are the star in God’s eye on Microfest:

Ajay Atul in Hollywood

I was lucky enough to be one of the bassists in an orchestra that recorded music for composer team Ajay Atul. It was the first Indian-produced film to be scored in Hollywood. They made a cool little promo video about the experience/session/music and it includes a surprising amount of bass section footage.

leah asher: fiction

When I was at Stanford in April, the trio gave a concert of solo works in addition to our concert of music by Stanford composers. One of the pieces I played was Leah Asher‘s Fiction. It’s a graphic score and I made a score following video. Hope you enjoy it.