I am very pleased to have contributed a piece to the wonderful Amplify 2020: Quarantine series created by Jon Abbey / Erstwhile Records(US). The fantatic series was begun at the beginning of the lock-in (March 2020) and continues on to this day with contribution of pieces created by an incredible array of artists during these very strange times. I highly recommend taking the time to visit & listen to the growing list of thoughtful, rich and diverse sound work. Check the page here.
My piece ‘cezve rock‘ is an 8 1/2 minute piece made in Berlin – a slow murky meditation on vibrations. The piece is free to listen and download, but any donations of support are also very welcome.
In addition to this piece & several of my other albums i now have physical copies of my two solo LP’s – sand/layna (2015 Black Truffle) and Beside Myself (2020 Students of Decay) available directly from me. You can access my whole discography here.
Bandcamp is the most direct way to support artists and with their generous Bandcamp Fridays – a project instigated by Bandcamp on the first Friday of each month where they waive their fees and therefore flow 100% of sales directly to artists (minus PayPal fees) –this is a great opportunity to support artists during these very difficult times. The next Bandcamp Friday is tomorrow, August 7!
I recently did an interview with David Perron at Free Form Freakout, primarily about my new solo record Beside Myself, while also touching on the state of things at this current moment in time…
My second solo LP – Beside Myself – is officially out in the world today courtesy of US based label, Students of Decay. I am so grateful for the support of SOD / Alex Cobb for taking this project on and for the ongoing support of the folks at Morr Music. I am also extremely grateful to my dear friends and collaborators whose support I am indebted to for this record (and much more!); James Rushford, Joerg Hiller, Joe Talia, Francis Plagne and my partner Oren Ambarchi.
The beautiful cover for this release is a painting titled ‘lace‘ by Manitoba, Canada based painter Melanie Rocan. This painting and much more of Melanie’s work can be seen on her website here. Huge thanks to Melanie for letting me use this wonderful and evocative painting, which matched the atmosphere of this album so well.
The album is available on LP / digital through Forced Exposure (US), Anost (EU), Boomkat (UK) and many more distros and shops worldwide.
A digital version of the LP is available on my Bandcamp here.
Oren Ambarchi and I are doing a small but very busy tour in BC (Canada) and the USA over the next 9 days. Details for all of the shows here:
February 15 – SOLO / SOLO – Annex, Vancouver BC
February 16 – DUO – the White Room, Nanaimo BC
February 17 – DUO – Cavity Curiosity Shop, Victoria BC
February 18 – DUO – Zebulon, Los Angeles CA *early show 7:30 PM start.
February 20 – crys SOLO + DUO – the Lab, San Francisco CA
February 22 – DUO – Public Records, Brooklyn NY
February 24 – SOLO / SOLO – Frequency Festival, Chicago IL
This coming Saturday, February 15, Oren Ambarchi and I will travel to Vancouver Canada to perform solo sets at a special concert organized by Vancouver New Music. We are both honored to be invited back by Giorgio Mangnanensi and this wonderful organization for this special event. Full details about the concert are online here.
On Saturday February 1, I will head to the Institute of Modern Art in Brisbane (AU) to kick off the 2020 MONO concert series curated by Lawrence English. I will share this bill with a new project by Austrian artist Werner Dafeldecker and Australia video artist Scott Morrison. Looking forward to return to Brisbane to present new work as part of this great series!
Full details here.
photo by Robert Szkolnicki.
To kick off the new year I will be heading south to Launceston, Tasmania (AU) for the great Mona Foma Festival this January 17 – 19 2020. At Mona Foma i will present two of my projects in concert;
• Saturday Jan 18 at Midnight w/ Ora Clementi – my duo with James Rushford
• Sunday Jan 19 at 10:30 PM w/ Oren Ambarchi.
I am very pleased to present my solo piece The Nonsuch (2015 – 2019) this coming Monday, December 16 in Melbourne as part of the wonderful Inland series. This piece will be featured on my upcoming solo LP Beside Myself, slated for release on Students of Decay in January 2020.
For this edition of Inland 19B: GOLD BINDING HIS HEAD BENEATH A VAULTED ROOF – I am thrilled to share the bill with two of my dear friends and collaborators; James Rushford will perform a 2-part program of piano works by Lawrence Crane and Francis Plagne will be joined by James, Maria Moles and Alex MacFarlane to perform pieces from his upcoming songs record.
The event takes place at the Church of all Nations in Carlton. Details here.
Coming up on Sunday September 8, Oren Ambarchi and i will perform in our duo at the Melbourne Recital Centre for FOJAM – Festival of Jewish Arts and Music. The event spans a full day of non-stop music, performance and talks in the beautiful recital centre. For full details about the festival see the embedded link above.
The long travel to Australia for a string of exciting performances in the coming weeks begins this week! Things get started this Saturday, August 24 at Supersense Festival of the Ecstatic in Melbourne. I will perform on the Saturday afternoon ‘Minimal’ program in a first time trio with Graham Lambkin (UK) and James Rushford (AU). I am really looking forward to creating something unique and uncompromising with these two lovelies.