This past June (2016) James Rushford and i did a series of very special shows in Europe with our duo Ora Clementi. It all began at Café Oto on June 1st and we are very pleased to have OTOROKU – Café Oto’s in house label – release a digital file of this performance. Big thanks to James and Abby at Oto and to Mark Harwood / Penultimate Press for the continued support!
How surreal to see oneself on the cover of a magazine! I am very pleased to be the feature cover artist for the Summer issue of Canadian magazine Musicworks. It was a tricky interview process amidst my very hectic last 1/2 year but i am very pleased with the final piece. A BIG thanks to Kristel Jax for the thoughtful writing, and to her and editor Jennie Punter for the interest and support. And a special shout out to Oren for the lush cover portrait!
Print copies come with a CD which includes one of my pieces – 32,308 km (the distance required to make this work) – and can be purchased Nationally on newsstands or bought directly though Musicworks’ website. A digital copy of the article can be read HERE.
I will travel to Iceland on Tuesday July 19 to perform for the first time in Reykjavik at Mengi. I am very excited to be performing in Iceland and specifically to share the bill with Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson. Good times ahead! Details here
Hello Stockholm! Oren & i are in a residency at historically important electronic studio EMS (Elektronmusikstudion) from July 5 – 17. We will spend 1-week in the Buchla studio and 1-week in the Serge studio working on our next duo record as well as working on a new collaboration with Swedish artist Leif Elggren. This is such a fantastic opportunity to get experience with these incredible instruments and i am beyond thrilled to create new work with Leif & Oren.
More details here.
Over the past week i have been surrounded by the beautiful rolling hills of Capalbio on the Tuscan coast of Italy. I landed here due to an incredible invitation to participate in the third year of a wonderful residency collaboration project called Tutto Questo Sentire, created by sisters Olivia (Opera singer) and Rebecca Salvadori (video artist) and Sandro Mussida (cellist). Over this stimulating week we have been creating, playing, discussing ideas, politics, philosophies, radically different approaches to creation and current events in the world while surrounded by the incredibly beautiful lush countryside and the most beautiful food. Myself, Mark Fell (computer), Oren Ambarchi, Jan Henrdickse (Flutes), Olivia, Rebecca and Sandro have been joined by Hanna Bächer, Paul Modler and Jara Moravec – to document this process and help build the sound environment we are playing within.
Tomorrow night, Friday July 1st, we will present a free outdoor concert at the Orto Botanico di Roma of the work that we have developed. More details HERE
Sunday, June 20 i will play solo at Standards in Milan, sharing a bill with Menstruation Sisters (Oren Ambarchi, Nik Kamvissis and Brendan Walls). These guys have never played together as a trio in Europe and it’s going to be a crazy bill !
Starting this Wednesday June 1st in London, Ora Clementi will present our first ever European and UK concerts. Details for all of the events are listed on my upcoming page. James Rushford & i are very much looking forward to all that lays ahead!
A special note: the Ora Clementi concert in Berlin on June 7 will be held in the private studio of a friend and thus, the details will not be shared publicly online. However, if you are in Berlin and would like to come, please contact me through facebook or here for the details.
Also, in the midst of this tour – on June 8 – I am looking forward to meeting up with Seiji Morimoto at Spektrum in Berlin, to revisit a collaboration that we began in 2013.