...is live @ futuresevens.com. Paige Spangler's image, my words and music.
I made the original score to this feature from my dear friends at Sunnyside Films. Below you'll find the official trailer. If you're in or near L.A., our first screening happens on Oct 13 at ScreamFest.
By which I mean both the name of the tune that's on firesale today, and my newfound sense that community can be built brick by brick, through things like firesales and tweets and being nice.
The tune was supposed to be about a lady friend, but gets hijacked in the middle. You'll see.
This summer So Percussion opened their Summer Institute up to composers and brought me on as faculty. I worked intensively with six young composers over the course of two weeks, on creating new music for percussion quartet. At the end of our time together, So gave an informal public reading of the new pieces.
The students were exceptional: thoughtful, clever, rigorous, disciplined. It was my distinct pleasure working with them, and experiencing as an insider the deep community that So builds each summer around its ideals.
I wanted to link you to the online presences of each of The Six, as I started calling them, in the hopes that you'll click and listen:
Update: click here for video.
We've shot The Exchange, half in my family's home in the Bronx, half in a blank space at 3rd Ward in Brooklyn. It was a transformative experience, and I am eager to see what Mark makes of the sound, the raw footage, and the old VHS/Super8 transfers. Watch this space for information on an upcoming launch for the film and for some other things.
While compulsively checking the internet for mentions of my name I came across this video of a recent performance of Babybot. I've never heard it with this sort of pitch content before (the players choose the physical materials, so the contour of the melody is really up to their ears). It's a really nice performance all around, and I'm grateful that these "Bot" pieces are making the rounds.