Big premiere at New York Live Arts Oct 8-11 and tour with World/Inferno Friendship Society! and more…

This week, Wednesday through Saturday, is the premiere at New York Live Arts of g-h-o-s-t c-r-o-w-n (working title), the dance piece for which I’ve been creating a score since December! The piece is the biggest commission in my life so far. I’m very grateful to choreographer RoseAnne Spradlin for bringing me into the process, and to Hannah LevinsonMara Mayer, and Lisa Dowling for joining me in playing the music. Please check it out and buy tickets here. You can read more about it below, along with two other events in October: a CD release show by Duke Guillaume‘s Metropolitan Gospel Big Band and improv with Jill BurtonRobert DickAndrew Drury and Shoko Nagai. And I’m extremely excited to announce that I’ll be joining World/Inferno Friendship Society on a tour from New Orleans to California in November! More info below…

A snapshot from tech week of g-h-o-s-t c-r-o-w-n (working title)

g-h-o-s-t c-r-o-w-n (working title) during tech week

g-h-o-s-t c-r-o-w-n (working title) is a dance work of just over an hour. I’ve created original music to accompany the majority of it, with myself on violin and live electronics, and with the musicians listed above on viola, bass clarinet, and upright bass, respectively – all filtered through my electronics. The Huffington Post says it’s a must-see. But mostly, you should come see it because I’ve been working so hard on it! A warning to those who might be offended: there is full nudity in the piece.

To summarize the rest of the month: Duke Guillaume’s Metropolitan Gospel Big Band should be pure fun. The compositions are religiously inspired, but they’re instrumental, and one doesn’t need to be religious to enjoy them. And do please let me know if you’d like to come to the awesome night of improv on October 20! I’ll be playing with some amazing musicians – check out the lineup on the right.

Finally, you should also check out the shows on the right I’ll be playing with World/Inferno next month! They’ve been around since the ’90s playing an extremely high energy music I might call cabaret punk (think Gogol Bordello meets the Pogues), but I first saw them play a few years ago at Music Hall of Williamsburg and was blown away by their live show. So I’m super excited to now be playing in the band on tour! If you have any friends on the route, please let them know.

Tardigrades,
Jeff