recording Tristan Perich’s Telescope

1267714_10100937197814862_1056456147_o This weekend I got to play bass clarinet on the recording of Tristan Perich’s “Telescope” (for two bass clarinets, two baritone saxophones and four-channel 1-bit electronics) at Oktaven Audio in NYC with Michael Ibrahim and Joshua Rubin.

I am in that sea of microphones, playing some big big notes.

performing with Dedalus Ensemble at Willow Place Auditorium

993683_10203208528277810_1742611512_nHaving a wonderful weekend rehearsing some truly beautiful music with the Dedalus Ensemble (from France) in NYC.

Sept 16, 2013
Willow Place Auditorium 8pm
(24 Willow Place, Brooklyn Heights) :
Antoine Beuger : Jankelevitch Sextets
Tom Johnson : 5 Rational Melodies
John Lely : Symphonie #3
Luiz Henrique Yudo: A Quartet for Palladio
Michael Pisaro : Fields Have Ears 4
Katie Porter, clarinet
Brad Henkel, trumpet
Quentin Tolimieri, piano
Pascal Niggenkemper, bass
Luis Ianes, guitar
Amelie Berson, flute
Cyprien Busolini, viola
Didier Aschour, guitar

Rollin Hunt’s The Phoney

I’m playing clarinet(s) on this great track “In The Window” off Rollin Hunt’s (new/old/debut/from mars) record.  I love all of Rollin’s music and was SO excited when he wanted a clarinets on this song.

This interview tells the story:

Interviewer:  One of my favorite tracks on The Phoney is In The Window. Can you tell us a bit more about how that track came together?
Rollin:  “Yeah, I wrote the words a long time ago. Then I was banging around on the piano and came up with the music. Devin Maxwell, who produced parts of the song, came up with the idea to do the piano parts with Katie Porter, who plays clarinet. Katie was super pregnant when we recorded her parts. The reverb is all natural on there. We recorded in an empty funereal home AKA Devin and Katie’s NYC studio/home.”