This Friday, February 10th, clarinettist David Wetzel will perform my bass clarinet and electronics piece Punk-Truck-Love as part of the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music’s (SEAMUS) national conference in Appleton, Wisconsin. I’m so excited to head up there to participate and hear all of the new and great electro-acoustic music from everybody here in the U.S. I will also get a chance to assist my friend, composer Chapman Welch, on his piece for trombone, electric guitar, and live electronics, in addition to performing on a piece by Joseph Butch Rovan. Totally stoked about it all. I’m going to take my video camera too and maybe even make a little video piece while I’m there. Send me warm thoughts, I’ll need them.
On Wednesday, November 16th, University of Houston’s new music ensemble, AURA, gave a repeat performance of their concert at Sam Houston State University. Below are some still frames from the video. I hope to post the complete work online soon.
Next Monday, November 14, 2011, the AURA new music ensemble will be having their fall concert titled VOYAGES. I’m excited, because a new video work of mine will be adding visual counterpoint to John Luther Adams’ Red Arc/Blue Veil for vibraphone, piano, and electronics. Rob Smith, their director, graciously commissioned me to create this work, and I’m totally stoked about it. Below are more details. Also, make sure to check out the promo video!
Monday November 14, 2011
7:30pm, Moores Opera House
featuring Stravinsky’s “In Memorium Dylan Thomas”
with special guest: Joseph Evans, tenor
works by John Luther Adams, Charles Amirkhanian, David Dzubay,
HyeKyung Lee, & Bright Sheng
& world premiere video by Dan Zajicek (J.L. Adams, Red Arc/Blue Veil)
WATCH THE PROMO VIDEO!
NewTown will appropriate a two block length of South Lake Street in Pasadena and an area in Los Angeles that remains to be determined, each for one night presentations of a ”Pop-up” festival of media arts. There will be:
- outdoor, sit-down space(s) for single screen projections with sound;
- rear-projection sites in empty store fronts, silent;
- space may also be available for media installations.
A long supporter of my music, Ayn Morgan, recently notified me that my music had made the “top 20” for her program. It’s exciting to know that people are listening and I’m really appreciative of Ayn’s support. THANKS!
The Chestnut Tree is a radio program hosted by longtime KTRU Spoken Word deejay, Ayn Morgan, and broadcast out of Houston, TX on KPFT 90.1 FM. The content for the show spans the spectrum of divergent sound/word/and musical genres. If you feel like expanding your understanding of the radio, take some time during your day and tune in.
In conjunction with SCI Region VI conference and the UCM New Music Festival 2011, Punk -Truck – Love was selected for performance by UMC faculty clarinetist James Gai. The performance took place on the final concert of the festival, Sunday, April 10th at 8 P.M.