The wonderful journal Sound American, edited by Nate Wooley, has just published their 21st issue. I was invited to contribute to Jennie Gottschalk‘s piece ‘Two Questions for Sound Practitioners’ in this issue and you can read the piece online here. The full issue is up on their site and is packed full of really terrific pieces. Subscriptions and physical copies can be purchased via their website or bandcamp as well! (Support!)
I have been commissioned to create a new piece for radio Broadcast by the wonderful folks at Radiophrenia in Glasgow Scotland. A Piece of Work (2019) was completed in Berlin using recordings made in Oslo, Berlin, Vienna, Winnipeg, Melbourne and Lisbon. The piece is a dynamic journey through shifting acoustic spaces and includes guest players Oren Ambarchi (AU) and Seiji Morimoto (DE).
My work will be broadcast Friday May 17 at 12 PM & 6 PM. Tune in to Radiophrenia for this and many other wonderful new works!
I’m so pleased to be performing solo at KM28 in Berlin, this Friday May 17 as part of the 5th edition of the emitter micro festival. Also performing are Boris Hegenbart and Olaf Hochherz.
Full details on the event can be found here.
Tonight – May 15 2019 – Oren and i will perform our duo as part of a fabulous bill presented by Reihe M in Cologne Germany. Sharing the bill are absolutely incredible musicians Alessandra Novaga (IT) and dear friends Eiko Ishibashi (JP) & Joe Talia (AU).
The concerts take place at Stadtgarten starting at 8 PM tonight. Full details here.
This week Oren and i will travel to Gothenburg (Feb 13 – Folkteatern), Mälmo (Feb 14 – INKONST) and Copenhagen (Feb 16 – ALICE) for duo performances alongside Sarah Hennies and in Gothenburg with John Chantler. Full details on these events can be found linked on my upcoming events page here.
Thrilled to be back in chilly Stockholm for the wonderful Fourth Edition – festival for other music organized and produced by John Chantler. I will be performing twice on Saturday, February 9 – in my duo with Oren Ambarchi and in a live performance of Annea Lockwood‘s Jitterbug alongside Oren, Annea and Sarah Hennies. I am very much looking forward to Friday (Feb 8) afternoon when I will also have the pleasure of a public conversation/interview with Annea. What a beautiful lineup the next 4-days offer with Anthony Braxton, Kassel Jaegar, Cara Tolmie & Stine Janvin, Catherine Lamb & Johnny Chang, Leif Elggren and more!
This coming weekend – Jan 27 + 28 – a special 2-day event launches the new season of Inland, an incredible year-round concert series based in Melbourne, organized by an exceptional group of artists and composers. These concerts are always very special and i am so pleased to present my work here alongside some of my favorite Australian artists. This Monday, Jan 28 i will perform in duo with my collaborator Francis Plagne (AU). See full details and ticket info for these events here.
I am looking forward to being back in Japan for a handful of performances at the end of November. It all begins with a first time trio performance with the wonderful Leif Elggren (SW) and Oren Ambarchi (AU) following our trio LP release Certainly. This concert will take place on the opening night of Editions festival (SW) – Tokyo Super Deluxe Edition – on November 22.
This will be followed by two solo performances, the first in Tokyo at Super Deluxe on November 28 (alongside solo’s by Oren Ambarchi and Konrad Sprenger (DE)) and the second at Soto in Kyoto on November 29.
I am always thrilled to be in Japan performing, and this occasion is especially important to me as it will mark my last ever performances at the most wonderful venue, Super Deluxe in Tokyo. This Nishi Azabu (Roppongi) based venue has been nurturing the experimental music community (and much more) since 2002 and will be closing in January 2019 due to the building being vacated to be torn down. SD was the first venue i performed in when i first came to Tokyo in 2011 and i have performed there every year since in various projects and collaborations. I have also witnessed innumerable special and one-off performances by friends and peers here through the years.
The closing of Super Deluxe truly feels like the end of an era, and they are finishing with an insane program of incredible events through until mid-January. I am so grateful to Mike Kubeck and the incredible team at SD for all of the support over the past 8 years. THANK-YOU and all the best for what lies ahead!
This coming Friday & Saturday – November 9 + 10, i will be in Minneapolis to perform at the wonderful Walker Art Center as part of a special two-day event curated by Thurston Moore as a celebration of his 60th year. I will perform solo on Friday, and on Saturday in a duo collaboration with Thurston Moore , as well as in a group with Daniel Carter (sax), Ambrose Bye (piano), Devin Waldman (sax) and Nels Cline (guitar). The event features a wonderful group of musicians and poets performing and collaborating, also including; Anne Waldman, Dameun Strange, Brian Gibson, Steve Shelley, Deb Googe, and James Sedwards.
Full event details here.
A new work that i have created for la Radio del Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid is now available online. The piece, oftentimes, was developed and completed late this summer from recordings made in Bali, Milano, Australia and more. The piece continues my interest in dream logic as a guiding compositional tool and draws together sounds, spaces and environments that would likely never meet in the real world.
oftentimes can be listened to here.
Thank-you to Rúben Coll at RRS for inviting me to be a part of this lovely project.
photo by crys cole