It is good to be spending a few weeks this summer in Graz, Austria, where I am coaching vocal repertoire at the American Institute of Musical Studies. It’s especially good for me to be back here after having been a participant in 1994 and a staff pianist in 2006.
I am honored that Costa Rica’s Compañía Lírica Nacional invited me to teach a series of masterclasses and lessons this week. I have always wanted to visit Costa Rica, and I am finding the people here to be among the most friendly I’ve ever met. ¡Pura vida!
Recently, Kimi Eisele and I reprised her shadow play “Saguaro Love”. It can now be viewed on Vimeo.
At long last, I made sounds today with Glenn Weyant for a “Releasing with Live Music” workshop facilitated by Nanette Robinson.
Along with Glenn Weyant, I will be improvising for a workshop led by Nanette Robinson on the Skinner Releasing Technique at ZUZI on Sunday, May 17, 1-4pm. Cost to participate is $45.
More information can be found here and here.
I will be playing an electro-acoustic set tomorrow night to open things up for Mark Hosler (of Negativland). Hosler’s set has live video by Steev Hise! Tuesday 4/28 7:30pm at Exploded View Microcinema.
For the closing night of the Open Embodiments conference in Tucson, I will be playing an electro-acoustic set to accompany a shadow puppet dance by my outrageously creative friend Kimi Eisele. Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Steinfeld Warehouse sometime between 8:30pm and midnight.
With friends and colleagues from Movement Salon, I will be taking part in a presentation/performance entitled “Written With the Body” as a part of the international conference Open Embodiments: Locating Somatechnics in Tucson taking place April 15-18, 2015. Our portion will be at 7:30pm on Friday, April 17 at FLUXX, 414 E 9th Street.
Here is an article about the production of Franco Faccio’s Amleto that we are currently rehearsing at Opera Southwest. Ignore the photos.
Here’s a great resource on a rather fascinating opera that has not been fully produced since 1871: The Amleto Project