Looking forward to performing again with my sonic-compositional mentor from my arts/music studies at CalArts (BFA 2001, MFA 2006) and dear friend, Wadada Leo Smith in a quartet engagement in San Francisco, California, mid-December 2017.
I will be performing with Rent Romus’ Life’s Blood Ensemble and Cardew Choir along with film by Michael Mersereau on 25 Saturday and 26 Sunday, March in Berkeley, California for the project Road to Aacheron based on H.P. Lovecraft.
Like 98% of U.S. citizens (including the President), I am the descendant of immigrants—my great-grandparents came to America from Russia and Lithuania as teenagers and worked in sweatshops until they were able to afford to bring the rest of their families over. Most everyone you speak to in this country has a similar story to tell, because we are, in fact, a nation of immigrants, bound together by a shared belief in justice, equality, and the freedom to pursue a better life. In this context, last week’s Executive Order barring immigrants and refugees from seven Middle Eastern countries from entering the United States is not simply immoral, it violates the very spirit and foundation of America. [more]
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In this month of December, I’ve been recovering and working on finding a new muse of sorts within my arts/music.
I’m composing/practicing regularly this month and my projects below are available for paid concert performances ahead.
Solo — $100 + expenses | Being born with cerebral palsy has affected his body and speech, giving him a distinct view into his creative arts/music process and being largely a self-taught multi-instrumentalist.
DA5 — $500 + expenses | Electro-jazz quintet inspired by the sonic landscapes of John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Eddie Gale, and Wadada Leo Smith.