Red Desert = Top Ten performances of the Utah Enlightenment in 2018!!

Our show at the UMFA this last September is listed as a top ten moment in the arts here in Utah.  We are thrilled!

“One of the most imaginative concerts of the year, Red Desert presented more than 80 years of experimental music in a continuous stream that ultimately comprised a one-hour composition. The Utah performance followed two recent appearances in New York City. The concert was presented in the Great Hall gallery of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts – a fitting venue.

As The Utah Review explained, “the order and the selected works were curated carefully. Experimentalism is not haphazard nor is it trivial nor a novel curiosity. Indeed, the Red Desert performance offered an enlightening perspective of how experimentalism shapes and affirms new sounds and techniques in the long game approach of reaching musicians and listeners.”

https://www.theutahreview.com/audacious-experimental-unflinching-top-ten-moments-of-the-utah-enlightenment-for-2018/?fbclid=IwAR1jV-jTzFko9v15luLApEwJirZjsstBdRJmb6_seVl9lAt-QFmEYYW41Yo

Lucie Vitkova’s FIVE from atop this cliff in Madeira, Portugal, Dec 15

 

Resident Artist @ Estalagem da Ponta do Sol Residency for Contemporary Music and Electronics

Dec 10-20, performances in Madeira, Portugal.
I’m an artist-in-residence at the Estalagem da Ponta do Sol Residency for Contemporary Music and Electronics.  I’m super, super, super, super excited to head to Portugal for the first time for this amazing residency.  I’ll be bringing several works for bass clarinet and electronics including Lucie Vitkova’s FIVE and Devin Maxwell’s Cloudseeding 4.  I’ll be working with composers and performers as part of Patricia Alessandrini’s Altelier for Live Electronics, Performance and Improvisation.