off to the ISB

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!

bass2bass on tour

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
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April 19: CSU Monterey Bay
Workshop and performance for students

April 20: CCRMA at Stanford – 7:30pm
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April 22: Indexical (Boulder Creek) – 8pm
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April 24: Automata (Los Angeles) – 8pm
Buy Tickets ($18/$15)
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Hope to see you at one of these shows!

some 2016 favorites

Concert (tie)
Berlin Phil. Mahler 7 (August, Lucerne Festival)
Steve Coleman and Five Elements (December, The Blue Whale)

Croissant from a retired French baker in the Lucerne public market

Michael Pisaro/Reinier van Houdt: the earth and the sky (erstwhile)

mine (obviously!)

Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy by Gabriella Coleman
[not published this year, but I read it this year]

Visual Art (tie)
Agnes Martin (LACMA retrospective)
Toba Khedoori (LACMA retrospective)

Pear Cranberry Crumble pie at Pie Hole (special mention that this is nearly historic as their pumpkin pie, my favorite kind of pie, was also unbelievable)